Review Round up: Makeup Primers

In today’s post, I will be talking about a few primers I have been using over the years. Do you use a primer as part of your makeup routine? I find a lot of people are either strongly against or strongly for, I am in the latter category. I like knowing there is a barrier between my skin and makeup and I do find they make a difference.

I have a lot of primers and these are the ones I have reached for overtime but never reviewed previously:

MUA ProBase Primer oil– remember two years ago when everyone was using primer oils? I was gifted this around that time. I like this because it gives foundations a dewy finish. I prefer dewy/luminous makeup than matte makeup so mixing this in with my foundation gives me that. It doesn’t leave the skin too oily. I follow Danessa Myricks on Instagram, she’s an amazing MUA and she also loves dewy makeup. I’ve seen her countless of times mix an oil & illuminator with foundation and it gives the most beautiful finish. I’ve been doing that too and I must say it works.

YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer– I saved up my Boots points to get this a few years back and I don’t regret it! This primer with the fine gold flakes/shimmer helps smooth and blur pores and leave it radiant. This has a silicone base so it really helps to smooth the skin. It’s pricey for a primer but I think it’s worth it. It doesn’t ball up when you blend your foundation on top of it.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer– this is a very expensive primer so I opted to get a travel size first which is still very expensive, about £18 for 10 ml. I got this a while back and I think it was £15 then. Still, I got it because Hourglass is a luxury well-known brand and I wanted to know what the hype was about. Tbh it’s a lovely primer, it feels hydrating on and doesn’t have the smoothness silicone primer gives. It still feels smooth on the skin and helps to extend makeup review. But do I think it’s worth the hype and price? I don’t think so

Becca Velvet Blurring Primer– so when this was first released I was realised excited to try it. I got this via Beautylish sometime ago. I don’t like this as much because it’s very very fluid. I was confused when I used it for the first time because I wasn’t expecting that texture. I got a full refund from Beautylish because of this. It really does leave a velvet finish and it’s also quite matte but the texture for this is so wrong.

Touch In Sol No poreblem primer– I’m not sure if this is supposed to be a dupe for Benefit Porefessional but I like this better. I got the mini size in a beauty advent calendar. This is silicone-based and smoothes pores to reduce their appearance. I don’t use it all over my face, just in the areas I have large pores which are t-zone and chin.

What’s your favourite primer?

See you soon!


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