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My Top Five Primers

Before I got all super into makeup, I had no idea what a makeup primer was. I had no clue; it seemed like such an 'extra' product that was not a necessity in my minimal kit. But I was wrong, so wrong. Primers have changed the way I use my makeup. I feel much better when out and about; that I don't have to be checking in the mirror every two seconds to see it I need a top up. A primer guarantees me a couple of hours before I even have to consider topping up.

My favourite primers are those that de-slick my face, minimise my large pores, or make my makeup last hours. Here is my list of top five primers:

#5 BareMinerals Prime Time
There's nothing wrong with this primer, it's just that it is not my favourite by far. My face sometimes feels awfully oily after I've used this primer. When it does I feel like I've not washed my face in awhile.

#4 Bourjois Happy Light Matte
I like this as a primer, when my face is having an off day and being on the side of naturally too oily. It just makes my face less shiny and allows for my foundation to grip to my face better. It's the only primer I own that is not silicone based, which means that my skin does not feel as smooth as when I use the others.
#3 Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer
I very much enjoy this one. I like that it's more of a balm stick; it makes applying it easier when in a hurry (as I often am!). It also means that I can't waste the product by squeezing too much out of the tube. I don't know if I'd say that it lasts for fifteen hours, because I've yet to wear my makeup for that long, but it definitely lasts for a large part of the day.

#2 Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
Love it!!! Anything that can help me to minimise the appearance of my overly large pores is a god send in my books. The formula is so light that it feels like there's nothing under my foundation at all. There is also a slight scent to it that I find very pleasing.

#1 Benefit the Porefessional
THE ULTIMATE PRIMER!! I could not live without this! It's smooth and lightweight. It blends into my skin with very little effort. It also, similar to the Maybelline Baby Skin, minimises my pores and fine lines. It holds onto my foundation the best. I never leave the house without a small sample tube stashed away in my bag.

What's your favourite primer? Anyone ever experienced a 'bad' primer; I would be interested in hearing about it!

Louise x x

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