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Best Primers for your Skin Type

Foundation not lasting all day? Ain’t nobody got time fo’ that. We’ve found the best primers for your skin type to make sure your makeup goes from day to play, no worries.

What is primer?

In a phrase: it preps your skin for the next step, quite literally priming it for makeup. It’s a step people quite frequently skip (less makeup = more time in bed), but it really does make a difference when it comes to the longevity of your makeup. We’ll defs avoid touch-ups if we can, so it’s a must-have step in our morning routine.

The best primers are used after moisturising and before putting on your base (whether it’s BB/CC cream or a foundation). They simply even out your skin texture ensuring your makeup applies more smoothly and lasts longer.

It comes in various textures, but most commonly you’ll find liquid, gel, cream and powder.

Best Primers For Oily Skin

If your skin tends to err on the side of oily with excess sebum, it’s gonna be a constant battle making sure your makeup lasts all day. Give your products a lil helping hand by picking a primer that has the magic phrase “oil-controlling” in its title. We love Benefit’s Pore-Fessional as its sheer colour works across most skintones and it’s perf’ for keeping that sebum at bay.

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Best Primers for Oily Skin

Best Primers For Dry Skin

If your skin starts to feel tight even after applying moisturiser, than you’ve got yourself dry skin. Add a shot of moisture to your skin pre-foundation to make sure that you’re applying makeup to a base that’s prepped for anything, and won’t shift and flake throughout the day. Look for those with hydration within its properties and you’ll be onto a winner.

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Best Primers for Dry Skin

Best Primers For Combination Skin

Have dry patches, but then some days you have a sheen that just wasn’t planned? There’s defs a primer for your combination skin type. If you have time, it’s best to pick different primers for the dry and oily areas of your skin to really get a targeted base, however if you’re looking for a product that’ll have your back in one tube, then we’ve defs got the one for you.

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Best Primers for Combination Skin

Best Primers for Pores

Always find your makeup settling in your pores come lunchtime? Annoying, we know. To avoid this look, there are plenty of products that’ll smooth your skin pre-makeup to ensure that your foundation looks killa’ all day – no pores in sight. Look out for words like “smoothing” to find the one you’ll love.

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Best Primers for Pores 

Best Primers for Acne Prone Skin

Acne proving to be a problem for your makeup? Adding a layer of primer before your base will really help to smooth out your skin and make your foundation apply more easily, and it’ll last longer – win win.

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Best Primers for Acne Prone Skin

For Busy Babes

Not got time for a million step skincare routine? We’ve got your back covered, babe. These multi-tasking products are perf’ for when time is defs not on your side. Whether it’s an illuminating primer with light reflecting particles (no foundation day? Hell yeah!) or whether it has a lil bit of pigment in it that’s totally buildable, these guys will help you out when you’re in a rush.

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Best Primers for Busy Women


Now we’ve nailed all your primer needs, it’s time to get adding-to-bag

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Rebecca

Rebecca

Writer and expert

Skincare obsessed, I had a skincare routine before it was acceptable.