The Beauty Bible: Prime Time… The Wedding Affair’s Top Primers
We do love a good primer, it’s rare that we wouldn’t wear one! For those that don’t really ‘get’ what a primer is – don’t worry, we have got it all covered!
Primers do for your skin essentially what lingerie does for your figure – they smooth, flatten, conceal and hold things in place, so that everything you put on top of them looks immediately better. Whether you want to soften wrinkles, mattify, minimise the appearance of pores, or even out skin tone. Primers do this whilst creating a perfect base for make-up and helping it to stay put for longer. Yes, it may take a few minutes longer to apply another layer every morning, as part of your beauty routine, but it’s the difference between your make-up sliding off by noon, and it staying put until the end of the day, or night. Wouldn’t you consider that a minute well spent? We sure do!
Take a look at our top primers, for your wedding, a night out you are having tonight; or even just for every day use! Once you start using it you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
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Smash Box Photo-finish Primer –
Smash box most recent primer innovation! This award winning primer is one that is a must try – their new oil free, 60% water based primer is ideal for oily, acne-prone skin and skin that is easily aggravated. And, that’s all thanks to it’s silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants. Not only does this primer keep oil at bay, it minimised the appearance of fine lines and pores for visibly softer, smoother skin.
Wear on it’s own for a natural radiant look, or wear under foundation to increase longevity and give the most flawless canvas for make-up.
Available from www.smashbox.co.uk
MAC Cosmetics Fix +
A lightweight, super hydrating mist. Not exactly what you would normally expect from a primer, but it most definitely does the trick. Spray a few times to cover the face before you apply make-up, let it set for a few minutes – then spray again a few times one you have completed. And tadaaa… what you end up with? An ever so natural look, free from shine, but with a slight dewy look. Gorgeous for any occasion for a light weight and barely there feel.
Mac Fix + would be especially ideal for a summer time wedding, just spray when necessary for a refreshing boost and to keep make-up in place all day long!
You can buy Mac Fix + From www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Le Blanc De Chanel
Described by Chanel as “an ingenious, oil-free, multi-tasking foundation base that illuminates and evens the complexion while minimising the appearance of pores” A primer that adds subtle contour and radiance to the face. I would just like to say now… how great does this sound?! The unique concoction of powders provide a smooth, even, and utterly flawless finish.
Witch Hazel and Licorice Extract prime skin for makeup by minimising the appearance of pores and evening skin tone. Not only does this primer work to improve the make-up application, but it also works hard to reduce redness and improve your actual skin.
Perfection in a bottle… purchase your from www.Boots.com
Benefit Cosmetics – The Porefessional
Not only is the name a stand out for this primer, but it too has won many awards. Benefit Cosmetics have created a primer that reduces pores, and not only by a little amount, but by a huge amount!
For brides that are seeking a quick fix this is for you! Quickly minimise the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Simply apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. This translucent formula also contains a vitamin E derivative, popularly known to protect skin from free radicals!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
A luxurious mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF 15. The Hourglass Mineral Veil primer creates an impossibly smooth canvas and seamless look. Veil eliminates redness, minimises pore size, softens fine lines and creates a uniform canvas for a flawless makeup application.
This clean, satin-finish formula helps to keep makeup looking fresh and prevents fading, while SPF 15 shields the skin from the sun. Another primer that is perfect for your jollies or summer time wedding.
Available from www.spacenk.com
What are your favourite primers? Perhaps you are a make-up artist and know all the tricks of the trade, do let us know what your favourites are below in the comments section.
Have a lovely weekend everyone! x