5 Primers For All Skin Types

January 8, 2015

Make your foundation last the distance by using a primer which is packed with skin-loving nutrients, but won’t clog your pores.

To get the most out of your primer, remember to gently cleanse, tone, and moisturise the skin so it has a chance to look its best and last the distance. Browse through some of our favourite primers, which are suitable for all skin types below.

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Nars Pro-Prime Pore-Refining Primer, $46

If you suffer from enlarged pores and dehydrated skin, then this is the primer for you! Create a smooth base with just a pea-sized amount of this primer, and apply over problem areas such as the t-zone and forehead. Filled with essential vitamins A, C, and E to nourish skin, and keep dry patches away.

Stila One Step Correct, $48

A multi-purpose colour correcting serum which evens out skin tone without making skin feel heavy or tacky. The lightweight formula is ideal for women suffering anything from oily skin to acne-prone blemishes, and won’t cause any additional irritation after each use.

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Smashbox Photo Finish More Than A Primer Blemish Control, $54

A line-smoothing primer perfect for mature skin since it controls shine, and leaves nothing but a flawless complexion. The gentle formula contains 2% salicylic acid which treats impending blemishes without aggravating existing acne.

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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15, $69

A lightweight formula used by celebrities and makeup artists around the world to achieve a porcelain-like complexion. You don’t have to worry about blocked pores or impending breakouts, since Hourglass is known for its gentle ingredients.

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By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Primer, $79

A clear makeup primer which blends seamlessly into all skin types, and doesn’t leave a sticky residue afterwards. Use on lips and eyes to ensure the longevity of your makeup, and keep skin feeling cool and moisturised. For a cost-effective alternative with similar results, choose Hydraluron by Indeed Laboratories.

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