Prime Time: The Five Primer Foundations You Need On Your Face

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Deep. But properly true when it comes to acing your base. Foundation and primers go hand in hand, clinging on to each other to keep your look locked in. And looking fresh FYI. Introducing the Foundation Primers that will make you life a whole lot easier. Not to mention prettier.


Stila One Step Makeup Foundation, £19.89, is hatrick helper. Foundation? Tick. Primer? Err, tick. Concealer? Tick again. It’s basically complexion perfection in a bottle. Apply with your finger tips or a stiff brush.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, £25, a MUA fave. It’s The One where make-up is concerned because it creates a can-barely-see-barrier between the face and products, fusing them together so it appears you just woke up looking that good. Amaze.


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance, £29, gives you a whole lot of hold and more than a hint of luminosity. Perfect for springtime, the highlights are subtle enough to work all over the face without looking too Edward Cullen in sunlight.


Clinique Superprimer Colour Corrects Dullness In Deeper Skins, £20, does exactly what it says on its pretty little tube. Like Instagram’s Amaro filter for your face it smoothes everything out while adding just the right amount of colour. Beauts.


Max Factor FaceFinity All day 3 In One Primer, Concealer & Foundation, £12.99, is a bargain beauty that cannot stop multitasking. It works differently on everyone giving you’re a bespoke base that will hang around all day and night. Dreamy.



Carly Hobbs