Whether you’re preparing your skin to apply makeup or just want to improve your complexion to allow you to feel more confident with a bare face, using a primer should be a part of your everyday routine. However, not all primers are created to suit every skin type so choosing a product which is targeted to your specific complexion will allow you to get the best results possible. With this in mind we’ve curated a list of five of the best primers for different types of skin – read on to find yours:
Although this primer is marketed for all skin types, it’s particularly useful for dry or dehydrated skin. It’s a multitasking product with a lightweight, non-greasy formula which deeply hydrates the skin, giving you an even surface and offering a dramatic blurring effect which minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as hiding open pores. It releases a tint upon application to give a light neutral coverage which will enhance your skin’s radiance.
This flash balm from Elemis is designed to instantly brighten the complexion, making it ideal for skin types which feel dull and lackluster. It instantly brightens and smooth the complexion giving you a luminous finish and contains a powerful vitamin complex that helps protect against moisture loss. It’s perfect for skin which is showing the early signs of aging and can be used with your regular moisturiser to create a perfect base for makeup.
This primer from Dermalogica is created for very dry or prematurely aging skin. As well as giving you a smoother complexion and a deep wash of moisture, it also contains SPF30 which will protect your skin from the sun damage. It contains soya protein and velvety silicones which create an instant smooth surface, while pearl powder and natural earth minerals give a neutral tint which will enhance luminosity and radiance.
This mist from Elemis actually performs four different functions. As well as soothing and brightening the complexion, it contains a natural prebiotic which will balance the skin, leaving it hydrated with a healthy looking glow. It also primes and tones the skin, which means that you can use it before makeup to prime your complexion, or after application to lock your cosmetics in place and revitalise the skin throughout the day.
The lips are an area which also need a priming product and this lip renewal complex from Dermalogica is the perfect thing to use. It contains ingredients which restore delicate tissue while minimising contour lines and helps to prevent the signs of aging. It’s perfect for dry and prematurely aging skin and is made from a moisturising blend of avocado oil, shea butter, cocoa seed butter and vitamin A to smooth rough, uneven lips.