We’ll be honest, we were a little bit skeptical about the need for primers when they first arrived on the scene.
Already finding it a struggle to stick to our skin care regime and apply a face of make up in the mornings, we’re loathe to add another step unless there’s a definite benefit.
That said, as soon as we found the right primer for our complexion, we couldn’t see ourselves living without it. Our foundation goes on smoother, our shiny T-zone is under control and we find ourselves using less product as well – a winner!
If you still looking for the right product, here are a few of our favourites…
Today – Rimmel Insta Flawless Primer (€10)
We all want to look great in those selfies and that’s exactly what this bargain buy aims to achieve! This is a tinted primer that hydrates the skin, erases signs of fatigue and gives your skin a little pick-me-up. Ideal to use either as a base or on its own for those ‘no make up’ days.
Pay Day – Bourjois Happy Light Mattifying Primer (€14)
Those who have oily skin will be familiar with the frustration of carefully applying foundation, only to find that it’s gone shiny and patchy by lunchtime. Using a good mattifying primer can make all the difference and this one will also give your skin a radiant glow.
Some Day – Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Retexturising Primer (€36)
When it comes to skincare, Elizabeth Arden is such a reliable brand and this primer is no exception. It settles to a matte finish when applied and has a blend of Vitamin A and botanical extracts to boost your skin and give your foundation more staying power. A worthy investment!