Monday 27 February 2017

Four of the Best: Foundation primers

Sinead Van Kampen

Moisturising foundation primer by Paul and Joe
Moisturising foundation primer by Paul and Joe
That Gal by Benefit
MAC prep and prime

Even the best of foundations rarely solve all of our covering woes, but a good primer will lighten, brighten and camouflage even the most problematic of skin. This week, in an effort to mask a growing list of imperfections we went in search of some premier primers.

Here's some of our favourites:



Moisturising foundation primer by Paul and Joe

Packed with hydrating botanical conditioners and moisturising hyaluronic acid, dry skin seeking a softer finish will love Paul and Joe's moisturising foundation primer. Available in three shades, the lightening formula evens out skin tone and conceals blemishes as it's preps skin for foundation. All that's left is a dewy finish that should stay hydrated for hours. Perfect for the fussy amongst you, the delicate glass bottle and perfectly pink cap means it looks good on the dressing table too.

Available online from paulandjoe.com - priced at £20.



Skin Base Visage by MAC

Sensitive skin looking for solace should begin by prepping with MAC's Skin Base Visage. Part of the ever popular Prep & Prime line, the super light lotion calms and soothes angry skin as it blots away excess oil and conceals redness. An excellent canvas for foundation, pores are filled, sins are hidden and shine is absorbed - genius!

Available from MAC counters - priced at €26.00



That Gal by Benefit

Dull skin in need of a brilliantly brightening base will be besotted after only a few sweeps of That Gal By Benefit. The silky pink primer perks-up all skin tones and can be dabbed where you need it most for a fabulously flawless finish. For those who dare to bare, That Gal works a treat worn alone and can also be used to add a pearly finish to foundation for top-ups during the day !



Available from Benefit - priced at €29.50.

Face Primer Plus by Estee Lauder

Mature skin in need of a helping hand may find what's needed in Estee Lauders face primer plus colour correcting base. The oil free sheer liquid corrector is deramalogicly tested making it perfect for banishing any blemishes for oily and sensitive skin types. Infused with tints of yellow and gold, the creamy corrector neutralises redness making imperfections less noticeable. Quickly absorbed, it's a good base for making foundation last.

Available from Estee Lauder counters - priced at €28.00.

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