5 Primers For All Skin Types

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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January 8, 2015

Luxe To Less: Blushing Beauties

Blush is the makeup miracle that, in a single swipe, can bring your skin from dull and dreary to alive and healthy. Wearing blush can be traced back to ancient Egypt where it was also used as a lip color, so if it’s been used for thousands of years then we must be onto a good thing, right? Not only does blush give your face a bit of color, it can also be used to highlight your cheek bones thus appearing younger and everyone loves a little rosy glow!

Under $100

BY Terry Cellularose Blush Glacé,  $58

Described on the website as a “radiance veil”, BY Terry’s cellularose blush glacé is worth every penny. The delicate gel in ‘rose melba’ shade, is fluorescent in the pot, but when applied to the skin offers a subtle, pink glow. Applying with your fingers enables you to easily contour and control where you want to look flushed. The compact size makes it easy to throw in your handbag.

Under $50

Napoleon Perdis Mosaic Powder Blushing, $45


This compact blush has a mirror to help you apply on the run. The checkered color palette allows you to customize your best look – whether that’s bronzing, blushing or flushing!

Under $40

Bloom Cosmetics Cream Blush Duo, $38


The cream blush duo has a soft pink blush and an illuminator, allowing you to blend the two together in order to find your perfect shade. Infused with lavender, primrose and jojoba essential oils, this blush will leave your face smelling like a garden.

Under $20

ModelCo Cheek Powder, $18

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The Peach Bellini Cheek Powder by ModelCo is bright orange in color – luckily, orange is one of the season’s hottest shades! ModelCo is great value and offers a lot of bang for your buck. It’s blush is an oil-controlled powder and suits all skin types.

Images via, Napoleon Perdis, Bloom Cosmetics, ModelCo

August 21, 2014