Primers… are the really worth it?

I’ve been asked quite a few times recently if I use primers, in a word yes! Admittedly not everyday, barely have time for moisturiser some mornings but if I have night out or special occasion and I’m spending a little more time on myself I’ll always use a primer.

What is a primer?

In short it’s a cosmetic product that you apply before foundation to smooth and conceal fine lines and uneven skin texture. It also helps your foundation adhere to your skin properly. The best primers will also contain a SPF, which is advised all year round. Apply it with clean hands after your moisturiser.

I tend to chose translucent primers rather than coloured ones to avoid issues with not getting the correct shade. It is worth spending money on a good one to ensure it’s doing the job. If it’s not planned to be used every day then it’s worth spending more on it I think as it won’t need replacing so regularly.

Which ones are best?

I’ve listed a few below that should suit most budgets and also most skin types. If you have oily skin be careful to buy the right one as they could make your skin worse.

Studio Secrets Anti-Shine Mattifying Primer, £14.29, L’Oréal Paris – great for those with oily skin

PhotoReady Perfecting Primer, £8.99, by Revlon – Brilliant for oily skin and if you’re on a budget

One I am yet to try but have heard great things about… YSL Flash Radiance Skincare Brush, £38, why not send me your review if you do try it, I’d love to hear how you get on! It’s going on my birthday list that’s for sure!


You can also buy primers for your lips, they make your lips look plumper and fill in any creases. Try Benefit Lip Plump £14.50, I love the stuff!!

All in all I think primers are worth having in your make-up bag. Give them a try and see if they suit you. You might just be suprised at how great they are!

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I cant guarantee that all of the beauty products I recommend will suit you. I only use products I personally think are good after trying them on myself and my clients but everyone’s skin is different and it’s possible to be allergic to anything. If at all possible, test products out on yourself before purchasing.

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