Best Primers 2017

When the primers first came out, it was a blessing for many makeup artists who would need to apply heavy makeup everyday or whose clients had a lot of breakouts and pore problems.

Primers are the secret to a flawless makeup.

Primers help smoothen out the skin, flatter, conceal and hold the makeup in place. It’s like a moisturising layer on our sensitive skin before we apply the makeup. We were always told a lot of makeup could spoil our skin, but with the help of primers, that’s not the case anymore. Everything you put on top of the primers look better. The wrinkles blur out, the redness lightens up, the bumps get covered up as well. One can even use the primer as a moistureiser in the mornings or thorughout the day for a refreshing feel.

Primers are available for all types of skin, the oily, the dry or the combination. Your makeup will stay put through out the day, and it will look flawless and brighter. Once you start using primers you will wonder how you went on without it. Though some of the makeup artists who do the makeup for catwalk and ramps, do not need to apply primer on their models as the makeup isn’t going to be on their face for long but obviously it’s personal preference and who doesn’t want a flawless look even for a short time.

Check out the best primers to try now:


This brand has the most loyal following – so much that they launched a variety of primers for different skin types. They have primers for pore minimizer, blemishes, color corrector, eyelids, etc. But the best primer is the original Photo Finish Foundation Primer which gives a blurry and silky texture.

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Photo Credit Smashbox

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer available on for£26.00


Benefit’s The POREfessional PRO Balm primer has the been the best seller ever since they launched in 2011. They have long lasting results and oil free formula. Specially for the women with dry skin, this primer is the best for reducing pores. It will make your skin super soft and keep the makeup intact.

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Photo Credit Benefit

Benefit Porefessional Face Primer available on for £24.50


Laura mercier’s Foundation Primer Radiance has a pearly tone to it which is all makeup artist’s favourite who want flawless finish because it matchs well with all the skin tones and blends in seamlessly. It is all about the luminous, glowy look and you can also apply it with your fingers on the highlight zones.

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Photo Credit Laura Mercier

Foundation Primer – Radiance available on for $38.00


Urban decay has a wide range of primers and they have an excellent airbrushed effect. They have primers for the full face and the eyeshadow as well. Their best primer is the eyeshadow primer, which is much needed because many a times for people who sweat on the eyes, the eyeshadow becomes creased up or has cracks. And we certainly dont want that when we have a special occasion or event to attend. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – is best used on the eyelids to keep the eyeshadow intact and can be used under the eyes for crease-less, fine, mattifying finish.

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Photo Credit Urban Decay

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion available on for £17


This classic beauty cannot be forgotten in the best primers list. Mac’s Prep + Prime Skin primer is a lightweight gel that can be applied on the face specially to even out skin tone, reduce the redness and add radiance. You can choose the base color to suit your skin type.

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Photo Credit Mac

Mac’s Prep + Prime Skin available on for £21.50

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