I’ve always been a fan of Make Up For Ever’s primers but their new Step 1 Skin Equalizers have totally changed the game. There are two types of primers in the line, Texture and Tone, each with five options. I have a ton of redness in my fair skin so I chose the Redness Correcting Primer (Texture) and Radiant Primer Blue (Tone)
The tube has the tiniest hole so you don’t use too much product at once and you really don’t need much. I apply the Redness Correcting first and let it sit for a minute then I add a drop of the Radiant Primer Blue. I really mean a drop, any more than that and I look almost ghost like but the minimal amount gives my face a glow.
Both of these primers have colour but dry invisible and they work so well that I don’t have to wear any makeup over them. The Redness Correcting literally gets rid of all my red completely and lasts all day. They smell amazing as well.
These have quickly become my go to primers, especially on days when I don’t want to wear any makeup over them. There are so many more I want to try, the Mattifying, Smoothing and Hydrating are all on my wishlist.
I don’t wear foundation very often but when I do I need a primer under it so my skin doesn’t dry out and flake. Luckily there are so many amazing ones to choose from and it seems like they all do different things. These are my most wanted primers.
Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish
This one might seem obvious. It’s a cult favourite and probably the most well known primer out there but there’s a reason for that. It works. It goes on smoothly and helps keep your makeup in place. It’s the first primer I’d ever used and I still keep some around at all times.
Clinique Superprimer Colour Corrects Dullness
This one is pretty new to me and I don’t know how I lived without it. It feels amazing going on and your skin feels soft all day. It looks pink out of the tube but doesn’t really leave a colour on your skin. Instead it brightens up your complexion and leaves you glowing, even under makeup. This is my absolute favourite on the list.
Rimmel Stay Matte
I use this one alone on days that I’m a little shiny. It does exactly what the name says, it stays matte all day. It’s not heavy and you’ll forget you have anything on your face but the shine is gone.
Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer
I use this one two different ways. The first is under foundation as a primer that adds a little glow. The second is as a spot highlighter. It does both really well. Use it sparingly though, it highlights a lot.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
This is the best primer I’ve tried for eyeshadow. Once you put your shadow on over it, it’s there until you take it off. And in a few cases that’s been the next day. There really isn’t enough I can say about this primer. If you have problems with eyeshadow fading or creasing give it a try.
There are so many more primers I haven’t tried yet and more that I have but these are my most wanted picks.