Thursday, 5 May 2016

Top Primer Picks:

Primers are an essential step in my makeup routine, I would NEVER apply my foundation without it. My current combination is the Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer all over the face with an extra helping of the Benefit POREfessional through my T Zone. Unfortunately my nose has a bizarre texture and one primer just won’t do, think the Sahara Desert meets an oil slick then you’re half way there! Here’s a rundown of my four favourite primers:

Benefit the POREfessional:
So as I said, my nose is weird. I think it’s the combination of dry skin and large pores that make applying makeup to my nose an absolute nightmare. However Benefit’s the POREfessional seems to be the only thing that can hold the makeup applied to my nose in place and, even after a days’ worth of wear, I can happily confirm that my foundation does not move when I use this primer. It’s an odd consistency, very similar to the Too Faced Primed & Poreless which I also love, both of which have a very soft, balm like feel and I think this is why I love it so much. As you apply the primer you can literally see it filling in your pores, smoothing out the texture of the skin as you go leaving a balanced, even base behind, perfect for both dry and oily skin types alike. 

Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer:
This is a relatively new discovery for me, I purchased it from Sephora about 4 months ago, and I have been addicted ever since. Incorporating five types of coconut into its nutrient rich formula this primer provides a lovely cooling sensation when applied to the skin and keeps my dry cheeks and forehead nourished for hours. It has a very lightweight, silky feel and also works wonderfully when worn alone for those makeup free days. In all honesty though, the smell alone is enough to make me repurchase this primer again and again.

Stila One Step Correct:
This is the primer I reach for when my skin is especially flushed and I bear a similar resemblance to Elmo. Luckily, this doesn’t happen often, but when it does this is the only primer that can help neutralize my skin thanks to the colour correcting, brightening and moisturising ‘colours’ within the formula. Like the Marc Jacobs primer it is very lightweight and glides effortlessly onto the skin, keeping me hydrated and my redness at bay throughout the day. 

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer:
This primer is incredibly similar to the Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, maybe that is why I like it so much! The texture, the feel, the tropical scent, it’s like the Marc Jacobs Coconut Face Primer’s cheaper twin. Once applied you can feel that familiar cooling sensation right away and my skin feels instantly hydrated leaving a fresh and flawless base for my foundation. This is the primer I will opt for when I want my foundation to last and don’t want to worry about having to touch up throughout the day/night. 

What are your favourite primers?

Take care x


  1. I haven't yet found a primer that I like so this post is really helpful! I think I'll try out the Too Faced one x

    1. Yes you definitely should, it's probably my favourite of them all! x

  2. i love the porefessional as well and i've heard really good things about the too faced one!

    danielle | avec danielle

  3. The too faced one looks so cute!

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  5. My all time favorite primer is the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. It is the absolute best and I don't think I could EVER do my makeup without out. Waiting to find a better primer! xx

  6. I am dying to try the MJ primer - it sounds so lovely, and the packaging is gorgeous xx

  7. I love both the Marc Jacobs & Too Faced primers & love Becca Backlight priming Filter & Clarins Beauty Flash Balm too. My Mam uses that Stila primer so I must ask her for a sample to give it a whirl! Great post xx

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  8. I really want to try the Stila primer! Great post.


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