Flawless: 10 best makeup primers

 

If you're after this season's flawless un-made-up look, then primers are the way to go. They fill in and smooth out fine lines, reduce the appearance of pores, and correct and reduce redness. They also help mattify oily complexions and act as a base for make-up to glide on and stay put all day.

And some, like Nars Instant Line and Pore Perfector and Olay 10 Minute Miracle work extra hard combining all of the above with protective anti-oxidants, Vitamins, SPF and other anti-ageing benefits..

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Verdict:

Complexion enhancing, skin boosting and make-up perfecting, a primer ticks so many beauty boxes - it's my latest beauty must-have. Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer Radiance Bronze gave a really sheer effortlessly sun-kissed look, while keeping make-up in place. But for makeup longevity, Hourglass Veil and MAC Prep & Prime kept everything in place far longer than I expected.

Buy now

1. Daniel Sandler Retexturising Face Primer SPF 20, £20.50 for 28g

2. MAC Prep & Prime Natural Radiance, £29 for 50ml

3. Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance Bronze, £29 for 50ml

4. Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer Base, £24.50 for 15.5g

5. Cover FX Mattifying Primer, £29 for 30ml

6. Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, £52 for 30ml

7. Nars Pro-Prime Instant Line and Pore Perfector, £20

8. Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, £28 for 40ml

9. PUR Correcting Primer Redness Reducer, £22.50 for 30ml

10. Olay Regenerist 10 Minute Miracle Primer, £29.99

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