Okay, truth time. For years I didn’t use primer under my foundation. I thought it was one of those beauty products that wasn’t really an ‘essential’ (and really, which beauty product isn’t an essential?! Stupid me). But after giving primer a whirl, I quickly discovered that I, and everyone else in the world, should never, ever doubt the benefits of using a primer before applying foundation.

So if you’re like I was, and haven’t dipped your toe in the primer pond just yet, here are three very good reasons you should get your hands on some, quick smart:

1)    It helps your make-up last longer. There’s nothing worse than either: a) having to reapply your make-up in the middle of the day, or b) getting to the end of the day only to find that your oh-so perfect morning make-up is basically non-existent. Enter primer – the wonder potion that’ll keep your make-up looking fresher for longer. What’s not to love about that?
2)    It helps smooth out your skin. You want your make-up to look immaculate, right? Of course. So create the perfect, smooth canvas for your make-up by first filling in fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores. Your skin will look velvety smooth in no time at all.
3)    It helps control shine. If shiny skin and an oily T-zone are problems for you, then primer is just what you’re looking for. Primer will help keep that shine at bay throughout the day (so no oil-blotting papers necessary!) and will ensure that your make-up looks nothing less than stellar.

Top 15 primers to try:
L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer
Danné Montague-King DMKC Crème Glace
Vani-T Face Base SPF8
Artistry Foundation Base
Mahya Mineral Make Up Face Primer
Mirenésse Invisible Fill Makeup Airbrush Pore & Liner Filling Mattifier SPF10
Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Mineral Primer
Nude by Nature Undercover Airbrush Primer
Proactiv® Smoothing Primer
Studio Secrets Professional by L’Oreal Paris Anti-Dull Skin Primers
Inika Mineral Cosmetics Certified Organic Pure Primer
Glamourflage Classy Claire Make-up Base
John Plunkett Skincare Advanced Instant Wrinkle Filler
Sheer Cover® Base Perfector


While you’re at it, get your hands on some eyeshadow primer too!...

There’s a few more reasons you’ll want to invest in a primer…




Do you use primer before applying foundation?