Iâ€™m pretty lazy when it comes to make-up – I do wear it every day, but once Iâ€™ve put on my essentials (base, concealer, blusher), I canâ€™t usually be bothered to do much else.
Still, even though I donâ€™t wear much, I do find it annoying when itâ€™s all worn off by the afternoon and I suddenly look a bit ill (Does this happen to you, too? You skip the make-up and everyone thinks youâ€™re ill?). If Iâ€™m going to go to the effort of putting on make-up, I want it to last all day.
Then I read this post about primers via London Beauty Queen. For those of you who havenâ€™t heard of primers, they essentially â€˜primeâ€™ the skin for make-up by creating a smooth base for the products to stick to for longer. There are tonnes of primers out there and they can all help to ‘perfect’ the skin in different ways: some help to hide pores, others cover redness or fight spots. I was mostly interested in a primer that would help my make-up to last, so I triedÂ the Max Factor Face Finity primer (Â£10.99) – you guys, itâ€™s brilliant! Suddenly, my make-up lasts the entire day. It takes seconds to apply in the morning – just smooth it over your face before putting on your make-up as normal.
Now that Iâ€™ve been won over by primers, Iâ€™m keen to try the Smashbox primers next – theyâ€™re a bit pricier, but Iâ€™ve heard many great things about them and this one for â€˜blemish-proneâ€™ (spotty) skin sounds great.
Do you wear a primer? If so, which is your favourite?