The Pick of the Primers

Primer; love or hate it, at this time of year anything that prolongs your makeups staying power has to have a permanent place in your makeup bag. These days, with so many products available and claims being made, a primer has to work harder for it’s money – but do they really do you any good? Here’s my rundown of pocket friendly primers to help keep skin looking flawless.

Garnier 5 Sec Perfect Blur £9.99
Touted as a revolutionary facial primer, this little pink tube packs a serious punch. The smoothing effect is instant, blending into the skin in seconds and leaving it undeniably smooth. A primer with skincare benefits (for younger looking skin and reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, pores and shine,) this is definitely worth investing in.
Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer £12.99
Surprisingly light and thin, Revlon have created a primer worthy of anyones vanity table. The slight pink tone evens out skin discolouration while the formulation fills in fine lines and reduces pores for the perfect complexion.
MUA Matte Perfect Primer £4.00
Smooth as silk when applied, this complexion balancing primer is great for those looking to reduce their natural shine. Best for normal/combination to oily skin, a small amount goes a long way to keep sebum at bay while ensuring long lasting coverage.

Collection Primed & Ready Smoothing Makeup Primer £5.99
This is unusual to the touch, but sinks into the skin in record time. The packaging alone is enough to catch the eye, but the formula sets to work in the best possible way. Velvet smooth skin is the order of the day, creating the perfect canvas for foundation that lasts.
Benefit The Porefessional £24.50
The product that everyone should have tried at least once in their life time. Not the cheapest, however this little tub lasts above and beyond its expected lifespan with stunning results. A real soft-focus finish that cancels out most all imperfections in one sweeping blend. Want budge-proof makeup for the summer? This is a must.

Those are my top picks of primers to get you through the summer season. What are yours? 

Written by Adrienne Third



  1. Kirsty
    August 8, 2013 / 11:15 am

    The only one of your picks that I've tried is Benefit The POREfessional but it's safe to say that it's my favourite primer for keeping my makeup at bay, especially during these warmer summer months!Kirsty | Behind These Closed Eyes

  2. Anita Pun
    August 8, 2013 / 12:07 pm

    love the cotton bud holder! Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

  3. Michaela
    August 8, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    I have Porefessional, and I do love it. But when it inevitably runs out (I'm squeezing the last bits from my tube), I think I'll be purchasing the MUA or Revlon option.

  4. Holly
    August 8, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    I really love Benefits Pore Professional primer too! I'm on the market for something cheaper to wear day to day so will definitely check out MUA or Revlon!

  5. Missmacbeauty
    August 8, 2013 / 10:53 pm

    Porefessional is my favorite!xx-

  6. annegirl01
    August 9, 2013 / 1:47 am

    I've been using professional primer and I'd really loved its effect. Indian Hair

  7. Emily Knott
    August 9, 2013 / 9:09 am

    I find Revlons is a little dry for me as I have super dry skin! But I love the Beauty Balm by Clarins find this is kind to my skin does all the above and moisturises. BritishBeautyAddict

  8. Paula B
    August 9, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    I've tried most of these. I agree about the Porefessional. It's not revolutionary but I think most brands base their new priming products on Porefessional. It doesn't do much justice for my makeup or pores, but it feels nice. Paula ♥ | xo

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