Finding “the one” seemed easy. Until I had to find the right Primer.
I have wrote at length about all the skincare and foundation issues I have. Some of you will already know that I have a combination skin type that reacts quickly to new products that it doesn’t like. “Oh you have spent £29 on this new fancy foundation that makes your skin look flawless. Awesome! I will let you wear it for 3 days and then make you break out in a rash or pimples.” My skin is evil. But I know that I am not alone.
This “Professional Makeup High Definition Primer” from NYX seems to be doing the trick at the moment. I have maybe one or two applications left in the tube and I am trying to make them last until payday rolls round. Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t break the bank at £12 for a large tube but I am so broke.
The product has a very very pale blue tone to it but it blends perfectly and really quickly too. There is no tacky feeling after you apply it and you can apply your foundation rather quickly too. But I do prefer to let it sink in for a few minutes.
When I wake up, I tend to wash my face with cold water and then let it dry naturally. I dab a few blobs of the primer in to my skin using a damp beauty blender and then pop the kettle on for my first cup of tea of the day to allow a little time for priming. The the application of ‘slap’ begins. Normally it is about 5.30am when I aim getting ready, so I apply my make up with the same enthusiasm as a builder slapping cement between two bricks. None.
I have found that this primer does fill in pores and fine lines quite easily and it does give foundation that extra oomph to make it last the whole day - or night.
This bad boy will definitely appear in my shopping basket at Boots next week.
What is your go-to Primer?
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