The top five primers to achieve smooth and camera-ready skin


Primers do for your skin what lingerie does for your body – they flatter, conceal, smooth out and hold things in place. Everything you put on top of them looks immediately better. 

So, whether you want to hide your pores, smooth out fine-lines or mattify your skin, these primers will create the perfect base for whatever else you wish to wear:

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

This primer has a very large and loyal fan base as it's great for giving skin a soft photo-finish and silky texture. 


Benefit The Porefessional

Porefessional is devoted to minimising your pores and uses an oil-free formula for longer-lasting results. 


Clinique Superprimer Colour Corrects

Clinique has a range of trouble-shooting primers that target different skin types. This colour-correcting formula one has a subtle bronze tint that will brighten up even the dullest face. 


Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Now, we know this is only for your eye area but it's a brilliant formula that will help keep you eye make-up in place all day.


MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

This beauty creates an even skin tone and the ideal base for make-up. It noticeably reduces any oiliness on your skin and you can choose the base colour to suit your skin tone.