What primer should you be using?

Primer is dependent on your skin needs and wear time.

As a makeup artist I always prime my clients face because I know it needs to last and look flawless for the duration of their event.

When choosing a primer think about your skin needs, here are my recommendations for various skin types:


Dull skin

Your skin is looking flat.

Solution: Choose a primer that will add glow and radiance

Laura Mercier, Foundation Primer - Radiance


Open pores

Large pores on the skin creating texture

Solution: You will never close your pores but you can minimise with skin prep to achieve a flawless base

Benefit pore professional


Dry skin

Your skin is dehydrated and flaky

Solution: Add moisture into the skin with a hydrating primer

Too Faced Hangover Primer


Mature skin

Ageing skin that might need a combination of things

Solution: You tend to wear less makeup the older you get, look for a lightweight primer that tackles a multitude of skin issues

Hourglass veil mineral primer


Oily skin

Too much oil can create a shiny face

Solution: You need to mattify your skin to control the shine

Cover FX mattifying primer with anti-acne treatment

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