Health & Beauty

5 Fundamental Primers

April 8, 2024

When it comes to priming the pores for a full face of glam, the base is fundamental. We like to start with these new launches and longtime go-tos, primed with particularly beneficial boosts like SPF, antioxidants and brightening tints. Find the essential first step to any makeup routine with our five favourites, below. —Julia Dumbrell

To achieve a luminous, hydrated and healthy finish, apply a more lifted and defined look with the newly released Peter Thomas Roth Instant FIRMx Glow-Filter Priming Serum ($57). The product instantly illuminates skin, then sculpts and defines contours of the face over time. 

For a tinted moisturising primer, experience the brightening and highlighting effects of the lightweight Graydon Skincare Face Glow ($54). The result is an effortless ‘no makeup-makeup look’, delivering a dewy, radiant and consistently complimented complexion.

For skin that tends to become shiny throughout the day, blot the oil away with the ingenious NUDESTIX Blot & Blur Matte Primer Stick ($42). The conveniently packaged beauty balm creates a soft-focus on skin that blurs uneven skin texture.

MILK Makeup Cloud Glow Priming Foam With Brightening Turmeric combines powerful antioxidants with a game-changing air-like foam texture ($38). Universal for all skin tones, ​​one pump of this primer offers a breathable and smooth base for makeup. It melts into the pores instantly, leaving a hydrated, brighter, and healthier-looking finish.

With SPF 30, the Paula’s Choice Smoothing Primer Serum will simultaneously soften, smooth and protect the skin ($14). With antioxidants and broad-spectrum SPF, the result is a flawless, makeup-ready complexion which targets and pauses signs of ageing.


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