Pore minimising primers and foundation go together like a cuppa and a biscuit, frankly, they’re best friends who shouldn’t be separated and only serve to make one another better. A pore minimising primer not only helps to make your foundation last all day, but also creates the perfect base when applying foundation. Basically, pore blurring primers are definitely the way to go.
Whilst nothing quite compares to an insta filter, these primers sure do make you feel like your skin has already been buffed to perfection, blurring out all kinds of sins such as fine lines and open pores and even mattify your skin too. With a thin layer of pore minimising primer, foundation sweeps on like a silk sheet rather than seeping into all the places you’d rather it didn’t.
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The great thing with primer is that a little goes a long way, so if used properly you’ll really notice that it lasts and in turn, your foundation should last longer too without you needing so much as a touch up during the day.
You make think it surely can’t make that much of a difference if you’re already happy with your foundation, but trust me it does, you only need to give it a go to see the difference. You’ll notice your skin appears smoother, more flawless and has a higher quality finish- what more could you need!?
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So, we decided to give you a little head start with your primer picking and we’ve selected the best of the best to get yourself set up for the winning selfie. We’re pretty sure this little weapon will be your new best friend. Happy priming!
W7 Prime Magic Face Primer Camera Ready, £3.99
This clear gel is a great dupe for Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, so if you're strapped for cash this is definitely the one to go for.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, £25.50
Loved by beauty bloggers galore, this primer doesn't wash you out in snaps but instead leaves your perfectly photo ready.
Kiehl’s Micro Blur Skin Perfector, £23.50
This contains Lipo Hydroxy Acid, Bark and Lentil extracts to provide a beautiful base and improve the condition of your skin over time – amazing!
MAC Prep and Prime Skin, £21
MAC's primer not only gives you a lovely velvety base, it also gives you a dewy glow thanks to its added shimmer.
L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer, £7.99
L'Oreal's mattifying base keeps you oil-free all day so there's no need for any annoying blotting, perfect!
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser Clear, £7.99
Maybelline's primer does exactly what it says on the bottle and leaves you with baby soft skin to die for, the dream!
Milani Prime Perfection Face Primer, £10
Kick fine lines, obvious pores and unwanted shine to the curb with this lovely little primer. Sweep this over your skin for an instant soft focus finish and hydrated, even texture.