Thursday, 22 October 2015

Primers that work Best for me

So something that's become a little more popular in the past few years, in the beauty/youtube/blogging community is primers which are a must have for me!

Primers are great for prolonging the wear of your makeup as they help to stick the products down better to your face/eyes etc. wherever you use a primer it can help with keeping the product on there, and also to apply makeup smoother. For me personally I use a primer as it makes the makeup stick better on the dry patches of my face, as some primers can be moisturising too, this can help with dryness and also some primers can help with oily-ness too, they will soak up the excess oils in your skin, before you apply makeup to those areas.


So the primers I think are great are these ones, they may not all do exactly the same things but I will tell you about why I love each one and hopefully this will help or encourage one of you to use a primer before your makeup base.

Nivea Express Hydration Primer - Buy Here - Boots.com
This primer is obviously the most moistursing for me as you can see it just looks like a normal moisturiser in a pot. This is the one for dry skin, so I use this mainly on my dry patches as I have combination skin I don't need to apply it all over. I don't feel it makes my makeup last much longer as I use a full coverage foundation on an every day basis, and they tend to last a long time anyway! But if you have dry skin or lots of dry patches this feels really nourishing and leaves me skin feeling silky and baby soft! 

The Body Shop Instablur Primer - Buy Here:
The body shop's makeup line I had never really tried before trying this and the BB Cream, but I don't know why I didn't try it sooner, this one and the next one have the most similar consistencies out of all of these primers and they really help to create a flawless looking base for makeup, I am also aware that they have bought out an eye shadow primer version of this so I'm definitely going to be on the hunt to find that sooon! I think this one is definitely in my top 2! 

Maybelline Instant pore eraser - Buy Here - Boots.com : 
This primer is very easy to apply it comes out all in one squeeze of the tube, which is great unlike the body shop one where it's always flying out of the tube! (Am I the only one, God knows?!)
It does seem to make my face look a lot less red, which I don't know if I'm just thinking it does or it just blurs my imperfections a little... well I'm not sure but I like it anyway!

Benefit PoreFessional Primer - Buy Here - Boots.com
Now the drum roll for my favourite one which has got the be the Benefit Porefessional, it just has a lovely texture and leaves my skin looking flawless and poreless! And many products I find don't live up to how good they say they are but this one just is a game changer for me, If I don't use this for one day my skin looks drier, dull and lifeless, but this one I feel just blurs imperfections and makes my pores nearly invisible! Which is amazing!

Which Is my Favourite?

Well without a doubt it would be the Porefessional but for those on more of a budget I would recommend the Body shops instablur! They both just make my skin look and feel like a million dollars and if I don't use any primer I can always tell the difference; my makeup lasts a lot longer than without one and looks a lot more smoother and airbrushed!

Have you tried any of these? 
What primers do you recommend to me?! 

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    1. Me too! It's amazing and I didn't think I could justify the price at first but now I know it's the best one I've tried I so can! x

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  2. I swear by the Nivea hydration primer! It's so perfect for my dry skin!
    Rachel Coco

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    1. It's so lovely makes my skin look and feel so soft!

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  3. I never really bother with primers but that's partly down to not having a good one!! I think if I used the Insta blur or porefessional than it would work wonders and I bet I'd see a difference! Xx
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Yes! I recommend them both so much, if you aren't really a primer girl I would recommend trying them two first!- You definitely will see a difference xx

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  4. The Benefit Porefessional is my favourite too :)

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. It is literally a product I can't live without now I've found it! x

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  5. I've given the Maybelline pore eraser a try and to be honest it's a mediocre product. It does help minimise the appearance of pores and makes the skin a bit softer. On the other hand the benefit primer is amazing! It does a good job in reducing the appearance of pores and fine lines! Thanks for the review :)

    www.outlanderly.com

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    1. Yeah it's nothing really compared to the benefit one! It does make my makeup last longer and reduces my pores so it's a win win! Thank you for reading. x

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  6. I don't really like Porefessional; I find the formula to be kind of... odd, ha! I also think it's massively overpriced. I do love good ol' Babyskin though, my fave!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. I think it's a lot of money! But it seems to keep my makeup on a lot longer than I find the others do, but it's nice to hear some different opinions so thank you for sharing, and there's lots of great ones in the drugstore that make my makeup look so much nicer! I just need to try some more cheaper alternatives! xx

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  7. i would love to try one of your lower end products in this post, iv heard good things about the baby skin, i currently use the smashbox photofinish primer at the moment, but would like something cheaper for everyday use that still works well!
    tashaforrest.blogger.co.uk

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    1. Yes I understand! I think it's good to try drugstore products as well as high end as you can find gems in both. I've heard the smashbox primers look a lot like the body shop one as in the way they look so that one or the baby skin are very similar textures and consistency's so I would try them if I were you, thanks for your comment lovely! x

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  8. I've always seen people use Benefit's POREfessional primer. It must work well! I have to try it. Thanks for sharing. xx

    http://avecvalerie.com

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    1. I love love it! It's by far my favourite out of all these ones, maybe go to one of their counters in Boots if your from the UK, or one of their shops if you're near one, and see if they will give you a tester or sample of it. X

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  9. I've used the Baby Skin, but wasn't a massive fan. I love Pore fessional by Benefit, as it's more expensive though, I tend to only use it for nights out. My daily one is from Arbonne, it's in a pump bottle too, so nice and easy to use, plus it leaves my face feeling silky smooth.

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  10. I love the Nivea primer it's amazing!! Recommend to anyone who has dry skin! Great post lovely xx

    Tasha | thebeautycovet.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I'm obsessed with primers! I never really got on with the Maybelline one as I found it a bit greasy, but I did like the Benefit one. Instablur is my favourite though, I'm on my second tube!

    Kirstie | www.kimamelybeauty.com

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    1. The benefit one is my favourite but the instablur is a close second for me! But they are both amazing primers! x

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