I’m pretty lazy when it comes to make-up – I do wear it every day, but once I’ve put on my essentials (base, concealer, blusher), I can’t usually be bothered to do much else.
Still, even though I don’t wear much, I do find it annoying when it’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 you’re ill?). If I’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 haven’t heard of primers, they essentially ‘prime’ 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 tried the Max Factor Face Finity primer (£10.99) – you guys, it’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 I’ve been won over by primers, I’m keen to try the Smashbox primers next – they’re a bit pricier, but I’ve heard many great things about them and this one for ‘blemish-prone’ (spotty) skin sounds great.
Do you wear a primer? If so, which is your favourite?