Top Ten Best Primers

The secret to flawless foundation is the perfect primer. The right primer can help keep your makeup in place all day, give you an extra glow or matify skin if it is too oily.

Browse my top ten primers to find the perfect primer for you....

1.Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance, £29

This beautiful primer gives the skin a gorgeous dewy glow and keeps you looking fresh all day. It can be used all over the skin or give a subtle glow by highlighting the cheekbones, bridge of nose and forehead.

Best for: All skin types
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2.Benefit The POREfessional, £24.50

The clue to this primer is in it's name. It applies smoothly onto the face, reduces the apperance of pores and creates the perfect make up base (or can be worn alone!). It is oil free and noticably smooths and evens out complexions giving long-lasting results.

Best for: All skin types, particularly oily
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3. Dior Glow Maximiser, £28.50

The Dior Glow Maximiser is my all time favourite primer! It instantly brightens the complexion, sculpts facial contours and amplifies the skin's natural light to create a spectacular glow. Unlike many other light reflecting products, you can see the glow as soon as you apply this primer and it shines brilliant but naturally under your foundation. To add to that it creates the perfect surface for your makeup and keeps everything in place all day.

Best for: All skin types, especially those looking for the perfect glow.
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4. Topshop Beauty Airbrush Primer, £12

Don't be fooled by the cheap price tag on this primer - it is just as good as the more expensive brands. It reduces pores, blemishes and contains photo-reflecting particles to give you gorgeous glowing skin.

Best for: All skin types
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5.MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance, £29.50

MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance hydrates the skin, controls your oils to make your skin ready for the perfect foundation applicaton. It helps to even your skin tone and the lluminating pearl powders give skin a beautiful glow. A little goes a long way.

Best for: All skin types, particuarly fairer skin tones
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6. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, £25.50

This is one of the most popular primers out there and although they have launched a range of alternative versions to suit every skin type the orignial is still the best of them, giving skin a soft-focus finish and silky gel texture. This primer perfects the complexion, reduces fine lines, stops shine and also lasts all day - what more could a girl want from a primer?

Best for: All skin types
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7.Estée Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer, £23.50

The perfect primer to brighten the complexion and is especially good for dull, dry or mature skin. The vitamin E, rice bran extract and shea butter hydrates and moisturises the skin giving lasting softness and a smooth base for makeup application.

Best for: Normal/Combination and Dry Skin.
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8.L'Oréal Paris Nude Magique Blur Cream, £9.99

The beauty of this primer is that is is slightly tinted, so you can wear it alone or under foundation. This means it is great for red skin or to conceal skin problems as it gives you a brilliant base and more coverage than foundation alone.

Best for: All skin types, especially those with red skin.
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9.Touche Eclat Blur Primer, £29.50

This illuminating primer gives you a smooth skin texture, reduces pores and evens the skin tone. It has a subtle, golden shimmer for most wonderful finish. It also contains a combination of rich oils that leaves skin feeling increadibly soft, but not greasy.

Best for: All skintones, including sensitive ones.
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10.Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, £29

This miracle balm is the ultimate 'pick me up' for dull skin. It instantly brightens and tightens the face, combatting dull, lifeless skin and fine lines. It moisturises the skins surface leaving it smooth, radiant and ready for makeup application, which stays in place all day long.

Best for: All skin types, especially tired, dull skin
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