Tuesday, 29 October 2013

10 best primers according to VOGUE UK


PRIMERS do for your skin what lingerie does for your figure - they smooth, flatter, conceal and hold things in place, so that everything you put on top of them looks immediately better. Whether you want to blur wrinkles, minimise the appearance of pores or to even skin tone, primers do this whilst creating the perfect, velvety base for foundation and bridging the gap between skincare and make-up.
Advanced formulations and improved textures mean that today's primers are better than ever, though cult classics such as Smashbox's Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion still stand the test of time. See UK VOGUE's favourites:


Smashbox

This primer has a fiercely loyal following - so much so that the brand has launched an entire range of alternative versions to suit every different skin type and requirement. The original is second to none, and gives skin a soft-focus finish and silky texture.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. £25; available at www.smashbox.co.uk.










Benefit

Devoted to making large pores look less noticeable, The Porefessional's oil-free formula and long-lasting results have made it a Benefit bestseller ever since its launch in 2011.

Benefit The Porefessional. £24.50; available atwww.benefitcosmetics.co.uk.













L'Oréal Paris

The clue is in the name - this primer is all about luminous, youthful skin. Use all over the skin for a dewy glow, or apply to cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and the forehead for a subtle but noticeable radiance.

L'Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer. £9.99; available at www.boots.com.






Bourjois

If shiny skin is your nemesis then look to Bourjois's mattifying formula, which refines pores and smooths skin for easy make-up application with no caking.

Bourjois Happy Light Base Serum Matité. £6.99; available at www.superdrug.com.







Urban Decay

If keeping eye make-up in place is your aim, Urban Decay's Eyeshadow Primer Potion is the one for the job. Lightweight and easy to apply, it prevents liner from budging and keeps shadow from creasing.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. £15; available at www.debenhams.com.







MAC

This beauty classic promotes even skin tone and creates the ideal base for make-up, plus it noticeably reduces oiliness

MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance. £29; available at www.maccosmetics.co.uk







Christian Dior

A cross between a CC and a regular primer, this radiance-boosting primer gets extra points for its hygienic spray application.

Christian Dior Diorskin Airflash CC Primer. £30; available at www.selfridges.com







Hourglass

This lightweight primer glides easily on, leaving a velvety finish and keeping make-up in place all day long. Plus the SPF protection saves an extra step.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF15. £52; available at uk.spacenk.com/women






You know that I'm a MAC addict so I use MAC primer, but I like to experiment. So tell me what kind of primer do you use.

Ewelina
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72 comments:

  1. bare minerals! make up stays matt all day!

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  2. Great post I like benefit it works and I also had try urban decay but went back to benefit porefessional.
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    1. Urban decay is fantastic- well I love the eye shadows

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  3. great :)
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  4. Great post, I've tried the Happy light by Bourjous and it's really magical! xx

    Pepa.
    Rock and bows

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    1. Awesome- I might be buying a lot of stuff this month;-)

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  5. Great post. I like benefit it works fine

    XX
    http://buildingmynewbody.blogspot.com.es/

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  6. I really like the Porefessional by Benefit. It is my favourite primer and works great on me :)

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    1. woohooo on my list:-) I like the oh la la highlighter

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  7. Great post!!! I use the Mac primer too! but its great advice on new products! :)

    kisses lavi and Alex xxx

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    1. Thx. I like to try new things. It's great to hear what ya think

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  8. I wanna buy the Dior or the MAC one, I heard marvellous things about them <3
    Xxx

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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    1. get both. I like MAC but u won't know until you will try them xxx

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  9. sounds great;)

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  10. done :) following. follow me back now?
    xoxo
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  11. Hey :) I'm your latest follower on bloglovin and facebook :) Hope you follow back! And nice blog :) Like it

    All the best and thanks a lot for your comment :)
    xx

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  12. Thank you for the comment on my blog. Sure I'd like to follow each other. I already followed on gfc, bloglovin and facebook. Waiting for you to follow back! :)

    allthingsglitterandbeauty

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  13. Hi! Thanks for stopping by the blog! I followed you on gfc, google+, bloglovin, and FB. Will wait for your follows also! You can find my blog on FB by searching it, I still haven't linked my page to the blog! Will wait!

    Xo,
    Flor
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  14. The smashbox primer is my absolute favorite!
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    1. looks like it's the good one. I never tried it, but I might have to

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  15. i use the smashbox one and i love it!

    xx fameliquorlove

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  16. I am a MAC addict too.. so I'm using MAC primer-it's a really good one!!

    Sure wanna follow eath other-following on GFC (rosita bizerman).. wait for you to do the same:)

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    1. yupi another MAC addict:-) Nice to hear that I'm not alone

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  17. Nice tips! and great post :)
    Today new post, sweater or a dress? don´t miss it!
    Kisses from Spain, Kela

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  18. I am currently using the Porefessional by Benefit, but I wouldn't say i'm that impressed.
    I'd love to try the Mac one.

    xoxo,
    Froso
    Style Nirvana

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    1. Different opinions about that product. I suppose everybody is different

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  19. Ooh, I love the lumi one!!
    And thanks for stopping by my blog :) I just started the 8th month of pregnancy too!! Yeah, it is getting so uncomfortable and the wardrobe is getting very limited [;
    And yes, I would love it if we followed each other !!

    Emma
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  20. wow! whenever i heard of primer, Benefit is in my mind,
    and can't wait to see you post about your baby popping out soon ((( :
    hope we can follow each other

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  21. I use Smashbox primer! I also use their powder and both of them are AMAZING!! Love it ^^
    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I’m happy to follow you. Actually I already joined your blog, added you via Google+, liked your Facebook and I’ll be happy if you follow me via Google+ and Facebook. I like that your blog covers a multitude of topics. ^^

    Jinna
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  22. Thanks for the recommendation!!! I didn't know any of them.

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  23. I've heard good things about the urban decay primer!

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    1. I use their eye shadows and the primer goes with them. I LOVE naked pallet.

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  24. Hello lovely, thank you for the sweet comment, I really appreciate it!! :)

    You have a beautiful blog, now following you - Looking forward to your next post!

    xoxoxoxox

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    1. awwwwwwwwwwww thank you Helen for your lovely comment xxx

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  25. Hi love, thank you for your lovely comment! definitely happy to follow each other, now following you!

    keep in touch,

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  26. so cool!!

    I followed you back now!!
    keep in touch!
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  27. I love Bourjois products!
    Kisses
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  28. Honestly your a life saver, i've been looking for blogs that talk about primers as i'm in need of one, great post Hun you've given me plenty of options x
    Jess

    www.momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. hi hi thank you for that. This is the first post about primers, but I'm so happy that you liked it

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  29. I don't use it often, but those look like a great primers. Thanks for sharing, dear :)

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  30. all product seem phantastic great post dear!

    wanna follow each other?
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  31. This is interesting and helpful, thank you!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  32. These all look great, especially the smashbox one!

    It would be great if we could follow each other!

    I am now following you on GFC and would love for you to follow me back!!

    Blog: http://www.stylememoirs.co.uk

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  33. This is random but I really like your name!

    Great post btw ;)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I followed via GFC, hope you can follow back xx
    http://jhoanelizabeth.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you for that. I think you are the first person telling me this. So sweet

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  34. Dont read well english but undestand a little bit
    Seems very nice selection!!
    Would be great to follow each other
    Just let me know and I follow back :)
    Gettings

    http://alissagromova.blogspot.com/

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