Like lingerie for your makeup, primer is the first step to creating a perfect complexion. It instantly improves skin texture, meaning your base wears better and lasts longer. We’ve picked our top five, all with different finishes depending on your skin’s needs.
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Primer
If your dehydrated skin soaks up makeup by midday, look no further than this creamy mousse primer loaded with plumping hyaluronic acid.
Becca Ever-Matte Priming Perfector
Also known as liquid blotting paper, this mattifying formula keeps skin shine-free all day long. Try patting on to eyelids to improve colour stay too.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance
Want glowing skin without the shine? This pearly gel formula perks up dull complexions while keeping oil at bay.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
If you suffer from blocked pores and thought primer wasn’t for you, think again. This hybrid formula feels like satin but gives skin a matte finish.
Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45 PA ++ Anti-Glycation Primer
The antithesis of heavy, chalky sunscreens, this ultra-light high protection primer feels like liquid silk and creates a smooth and uniform base.