Primers – the secret to long lasting foundation in Summer!

When the weather warms up, we often find that our makeup heads south.  Heat and perspiration can mean that the most carefully applied foundation and eyeshadow is sliding off before 11am – so what’s the best way to ensure your makeup stays all day without caking it on?  The answer is easy – Primer.

Primer has often been compared to underwear – it’s job is to smooth, flatter, conceal and hold things in place – and the same way that the best underwear can disguise unwanted lumps & bumps,  you’ll find a primer out there to target your skin concerns.

So if you’re thinking of adding this wonder product to your makeup bag but don’t know where to start, here are our pick of the Primers!

Benefit the POREfessional – from €34

Benefit the POREfessional

A Benefit best-seller since it’s launch, the POREfessional makes large pores less visible and it also minimizes fine lines.  It’s a translucent and oil free formula, so suits all skintypes and tones.

Clinique Superprimer – €27

Clinique Superprimer Range

With their Superprimer range, Clinique have come up with 6 Primers to suit a host of skin concerns – and they do exactly what they say on the tin!  Universal – for all skintypes, Dullness – to brighten and enhance radiance.  Redness – to disguise high colouring.  Sallowness – to combat yellowness in skin.  Discolouration – peach tinted to correct discolouration and blemish marks for a brighter, more even skin tone.  Dullness for Deeper Skin – colour corrects dullness in deeper skintones.

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser – €7.32

Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser PrimerA great, purse friendly product if minimized pores and baby soft skin is what you’re looking for!  It visibly smooths pores away but is also non comedogenic and fragrance free, so you don’t need to worry about it irritating skin.  Use a thin layer under foundation for a smooth finish.

L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer – €8.03

L'Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer

If oiliness is a big problem with your skin, then this is the primer for you.  With ultra absorbent mineral technology to capture oil and water, this is a priming base that gently mattifies the skin and minimizes imperfections, pores and shine.

If you’re still unsure about which primer is best for you, remember you can always chat to one of our Beauty Consultants, who’ll be happy to help you find the ideal base for your skin!