Top 3 – Primers

Hello my lovelies,

So I have decided to create a little series of my Top 3 products from primers to body scrubs. It’s always nice to have people’s opinions on things so please feel free to comment your favourite items as I am always on the hunt to try new things!

Now, 2 years ago if someone said to me ‘why don’t you use a primer?’ I would of laughed in there face and replied with ‘what is that going to do!?’. However, when I received my first primer which was from MAC it changed everything! I now can’t put a face of make-up on without making sure I use a primer.

I thought I would share with you my Top 3 primers and hopefully it will help you out if you are on the market for a new primer or your first ever!

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1. Rimmel London Fix & Protect Primer – £6.99

http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-London-Fix-Protect-Primer_1792401/

This is a great drugstore find I have had this for a while now and it is what I reach for on a day to day basis. It comes out in a white cream consistency and once it sinks into the skin it creates a smooth even base which has shimmers of glitter. This isn’t to everyone’s taste but I think it works well as a base.

The primer also has SPF 25 which means I don’t have to look for a SPF in a foundation which is a bonus. The primer claims that it is Anti-Pollution, Anti-Stress, a Protective Shield and Skin Perfecting. Now I’m not sure about Anti Pollution but with regards to the Anti Stress it reduces the oilyness that I have throughout the day which means that it does act as a protective shield.

Overall this is a cheap and cheerful primer which I highly recommend especially if you are on a budget.

rimmel

2. The Body Shop All In One Instablur – £14

https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/range/view-all/all-in-one-instablur-universal/p/p000222

I LOVE this primer, it’s everything that I want and more. I don’t know whether it will be for everyone as it is silicone based but it glides over the skin masking the appearance of pores and skin imperfections. It mattifies the face which is not what I go for on an everyday basis but when I want a matte finish this is definitely what I reach for. I really do see the difference of how much longer my makeup stays on my face when using this which is winner when you have an awful long day at work meaning you aren’t able to touch up much! It doesn’t have any smell which means it can’t offend anyone.

I’m on my second bottle of this and I think I will be buying this for years to come!

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3. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – £29

http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/Laura+Mercier+Foundation+Primer/876119451,default,pd.htm

This one is a little on the pricey side and I actually received this off my lovely boyfriend last Christmas and I couldn’t be happier. I was a little wary in trying this but I haven’t looked back since.

You know those days when you want to feel extremely luxurious then this is the primer for you. It is absolutely beautiful and I cannot fault it. It glides onto the skin effortlessly creating a beautiful base for your foundation. It its pretty much weightless on the skin which means it doesn’t leave your skin feeling cakey. It does exactly what it says on the tin and I cannot be happier with it.

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Please let me know your favorites as I am always on the hunt for new ones.

– A x

11 thoughts on “Top 3 – Primers

  1. I have had the Insta blur one for a while now and I do actually feel it does make a difference! I am desperate to try the Laura Mercier one though! I’m really lazy at the moment so I am finding myself reaching for my NYX priming spray instead as with a quick spritz I’m done! When thats empty though I’m determined to finish off my instablur! xxx

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  2. this may be the silliest question, but I’ve never bought a primer because I’m definitely a concealer user and I figure its basically like the same thing? (probably not at all) so what is the difference between primers and concealers?

    xo, JJ

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    1. So a primer is a base for your foundation and concealer. It will make your makeup last longer on your face and glide over your imperfections and smoothes over your pores. Concealer basically conceals problems areas on your skin like spots and redness and adds extra coverage. I hope this makes sense?x

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