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The Top 10 Makeup Primers

The Top 10 Makeup Primers

Primers are an underrated beauty essential. They can do everything from smoothing out pores and correcting redness to adding radiance or keeping skin matte. That isn’t even mentioning the fact they can keep your makeup in place for longer! We’ve rounded up 10 of the best primers.

Our Top 10

  1. Benefit The Porefessional
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    Benefit The Porefessional

    Best for: Covering open pores.

    The Porefessional is incredibly lightweight and specifically designed to help smooth over open pores for a flawless finish. Just pat and blend onto the skin, focusing on any problem areas.

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  2. Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer
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    Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer

    Best for: Dry skin.

    This self-leveling gel is ultra-hydrating, containing Microalgae, Plant Extracts and Vitamin C to leave your skin calm, comfortable and moisturised before you apply your base.

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  3. BareMinerals Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer
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    BareMinerals Prime Time Neutralizing Foundation Primer

    Best for: Uneven skin tone. 

    This neutralising primer helps balance out any discoloration as well as leaving skin smooth and hydrated. With a mineral-enriched formula it leaves your skin silky smooth and ready for makeup.

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  4. ARK Anti-Ageing Skin Protector
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    ARK Anti-Ageing Skin Protector

    Best for: Mature skin. 

    Filled with antioxidants to help skin look youthful and fresh as well as protecting against further damage thanks to the broad spectrum SPF, this is the perfect primer for more mature skin. It leaves skin soft and velvety smooth.

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  5. Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer
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    Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer

    Best for: Flawlessly smooth skin.

    This the primer to reach for on nights when you need a totally flawless base. It is oil-free and translucent but helps to totally smooth the skin thanks to their trademark Elasto-Smooth technology.

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  6. INIKA Certified Organic Pure Primer
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    INIKA Certified Organic Pure Primer

    Best for: Natural beauty fans.

    Made from organic, vegan and cruelty-free ingredients, this is an amazing natural choice. With Hylaronic Acid, it helps plump skin to leave it smooth and hydrated, as well as keeping your makeup looking perfect for longer.

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  7. Stila One Step Correct
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    Stila One Step Correct

    Best for: 1 step correction. 

    This serum primer does 3 things at once; minimises redness, counteracts sallow tones and brightens the skin, fading the appearance of any sun spots. If you have multiple skin concerns, this tackles them all in 1 step to leave you looking gorgeous.

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  8. Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer
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    Stila Aqua Glow Perfecting Primer

    Best for: Cooling and refreshing.

    This water-based primer comes in an easy to apply stick formula that melts onto the skin for a cooling effect. It hydrates and smooths and thanks to a blend of lemon extract, Alaskan glacier water and minerals, it helps reduce puffiness too.

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  9. Hylamide Photography Foundation
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    Hylamide Photography Foundation

    Best for: Special occasions.

    This is a primer made for photographs. It instantly helps to blur imperfections and correct skin tone but the magic happens under camera. Containing ‘nano-fractions of silica-based prisms’ it makes skin look totally flawless and radiant.

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  10. L'Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Primer
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    L'Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Primer

    Best for: Radiance. 

    This creamy primer is ideal for infusing your skin with a subtle glow that will peek through your foundation. It will leave you looking totally radiant whilst also smoothing and perfecting the skin.

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Laura

Laura

Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid