Makeup Tips : 5 Primers to give Radiance & Glow.

 

The pre-suThs glow is all iIBases are getting lighter and Flawless, yet dewy skin is my obsession and goal for….pretty much life, I love my skin to look healthy and radiant, and the less foundation I can get away with the better. As soon as the sun is out longer and the days are brighter, that’s my cue to get my glow on.

Radiance primers are a very good thing to invest in ; they will act in a multitude of ways to improve the appearance of your skin ; mainly smoothing, hydrating, prepping for makeup, a quick-fix for dull skin, radiance and of course, helping your slap stay in check for longer. I must say I can be very lazy when it comes to primer, unless it does a little bit more than *just* keep my makeup on, as I don’t really have a problem with that ; I have always opted for one that gives a glow and a boost to my skin at the same time as priming.

Here is my edit.

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer 
BEST FOR: Dehydrated & Dry skins
This is a silicone-free primer that is infused with coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers to enhance the skin’s radiance, hydrate and to give a flawless foundation application. I like the fact that this is silicone-free as there isn’t *loads* of those about & It’s nice to find a primer that doesn’t give that instant textured-moussey-feel, it just feels very fresh and cooling like a normal moisturiser. It smells absolutely wonderful with the coconut water and I think this is THE primer if you have a dull, lacklustre and a dry skin type. Price £24, More info.

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Primer Serum
BEST FOR: A budget buy I have used this for years and it’s a great hydrating and illuminating primer that is cost effective and slightly more purse-friendly than the rest. It has a lightweight serum-like feel to it and the soft pink colouring enhances radiance in a flash. {Note: Anything with pink tones/shimmer in it is great for brightening a dull skin} Price £10.99, More info.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance

BEST FOR: Good all-rounder

Laura Mercier know how to do primers. They have (on my last tally) 6 to choose from now which can be overwhelming, but if in doubt…..go radiance. This has a crushed pearl finish so it instantly gives a wonderful glow to the skin. It is a light gel texture, and another one that doesn’t feel heavy or thick on the skin, it is also silicone-free. This is one that I will often tap on over makeup application also to enhance and highlight the skin. Also contains antioxidants and vitamins to keep the skin protected from environmental aggressors throughout the day. Price £29, More info.

Shu Uemura BB UV Under Base Mousse

BEST FOR: Combination-Oily Skins

A slightly different approach to a makeup base, this mousse-formula is a great semi-matte base that has an SPF 30 and a slight pink-ish tint that acts like a BB cream as well as your makeup primer. When you apply this mousse onto the skin (use a foundation brush) it will smooth pores and fine lines, brighten the skin with the slight tint it has and it also somehow gives this very light coverage. A really good product to wear solo if you don’t want any makeup. You can also use this on the eyelids as a primer also. Price £29

 By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi-Serum

BEST FOR: Multi-Use

This is a colour-correcting fluid that is a very light, almost watery serum that has light-reflecting technology for instant glow. It comes in 4 shades, I think I have a few, but currently I am loving the more pale/white-looking tone that is no.1 Immaculate Light. This is more something I use under my makeup to give a beautiful finish on my skin, but isn’t a primer per se, although it can be used like a primer. It has more shimmer in it than most, so almost could be a liquid highlighter, however I use it under, in makeup and also tapped over the top to give that fresh finish. Other shades in this include a pinky-tone which is great for a sallow skin, a yellow-toned one which is great for people with high colouring and redness and then a bronze tone which is great for warmer skintones plus I use this to add darkness to my paler foundation when I have a tan. Price £60 (!) More info.

 What is your go-to makeup primer? Do you even bother with one?!