Prime Examples

Applying primer is one of the most essential steps to any make-up routine, yet so many of us need to remember to do it. There is a wide variety of primers available on the market, ranging from cheap to expensive, but ultimately they do the same thing.

The purpose of applying primer before other make-up products is that not only does it blur pores and smoothens skin, but it also assists with decreasing the production of oils throughout the day. Primer also can brighten your skin, refine its texture, and helps to get a smooth makeup application.

It is not essential, but there are so many benefits to adding primer to your make-up bag. There is a product to match all skin types, skin concerns, and the type of finish you want.

Here are our top three suggestions for an all-around primer worth trying.

MECCA MAX Skin Filtering Blurring Primer

This MECCA MAX smoothing primer reduces the visibility of pores while helping your skin remain looking fresh all day. It fights off oiliness with specialist sebum-absorbing properties and works to keep your make-up intact all day. It is 100 percent vegan and cruelty-free.

Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer

The day-proof formula used by Rimmel will provide lasting effects for the whole day, and creates a smooth surface for applying further makeup. Minimising pores, and continuously recharging the skin’s moisture, this is a comfortable fit for your entire day.

Sephora Rare Beauty

Providing a hydrating, cushiony gel base, this primer blurs the look of pores and fine lines, as well as creates an extended make-up look all day. Helping to avoid shine all day, the lightweight feel will soothe almost any type of skin.

A painter wouldn’t paint a wall without priming it first, so consider these options for a softer approach to making sure your skin remains fresh and smooth all day long.