Most effective makeup primers for all skin types 2019

Skin prep is a vital step in any makeup application process. The use of a primer is a stage in the skin prep process. Although primers are not a necessity it could serve as a life saver particularly for those with oily to combination skin.

Essentially what a primer does is, it gives the skin a more even canvass to work on; with the additional benefit of keeping the oiliness at bay.

However not all primers on the market today seem to meet that need. They are either to thick or too runny in consistency.

Hence we have done a thorough research and come up a list of top 5 primers that meet expectation, and offer a great value for money.

No 1: Smash box The original photo finish, smooth & blur

Our all time favourite. This is one primer that never seems to falter, with the capability to withstand any weather condition.

This primer have the longevity of approximately 10 to 20 creates an invisible layer to the skin, by filling in fine lines and pores instantly, upon application.

Part of it's key benefits are the fact that it's dense with antioxidants, Vitamin A & E Peptides.

Furthermore, the gel based formula is light weight and oil free, and ideal for all skin types.

If you've been following our blog posts, you would notice that we love our cruelty free brand.

Thus, It would not come as surprise to know that this primer is cruelty free and vegan.

It currently retails in the UK for the price of £26, and can be found in most pharmacies, and online stores.

Given the level of quality of this primer, only a pea size amount is required per application, therefore a tube could last for as long as 3 to 4 months with moderate regular use.

No 2: Coverfx mattifying primer with anti-acne treatment

Another gel based primer that particularly favours people who wish to reduce the appearance of fine lines and skin imperfections.

This primer creates a soft focus and smoother finish, through the naked eye and on camera. A definite go-to primer for editorial, tv or bridal makeup application.

Furthermore it helps ensure maximum coverage and blend ability for makeup, hereby making it last all day.

This primer is formulated with 1% salicylic acid to treat blemishes and target future break outs. In other words it helps to improve the appearance of the skin over time.

Another cruelty free and vegan friendly products with no sulphates, talc, mineral, oil or fragrance.

It currently retails at a price of £26, and can be found in most pharmacies and online stores.

No 3: Illamasqua hydra veil primer

Admittedly the most expensive on the list, as it currently retails at £36. However you get what you pay for with this primer.

As the name "hydra veil" suggests, this primer serves as part hydrator, and part primer. The formula feels soo lush, and it instantly hydrates and smooths the skin through a self- levelling futuristic clear gel.

Furthermore it is enriched with Microalgae, vitamin C, and B3 which are essential in helping maintain the skin hydration level, hereby giving the skin a healthy looking glow.

This primer is definitely worth trying out, if you're not a budget and would like to treat your self

This can be found in most departmental stores, pharmacies, or online.

No 4: Gosh velvet touch foundation primer

Despite this being drug store brand; it still delivers on so many levels.

This colourless gel based formula, does not feel greasy at all on the face. It fills in deep pores in the skin, and creates a unique, silky soft surface enabling the smooth application of foundation.

This primer is also parabem free, and suitable for vegans and vegetarians. It currently retails at a bargain price of £12.99 and can be found at most superdrugs or online.

No 5: Barry M Glowmance Primer

Another cruelty free and vegan brand. This primer is a definite winner on value for money.It currently retails at the price of £6.99, literally a steal!

If you are looking for unbeatable glowing radiant skin, then this is one to go for.

This cream based primer contains jasmine extracts and vitamin E, which aids in soothing and stimulating the skin, while smoothing fine lines and imperfections.

Ideally this is best suited for dry to normal skin as it does not necessarily help with oil control.

This can also be found in most superdrugs, or online.

That sums up our list. Why not try out one of these primers, and let us know how you get on. Happy shopping!

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