Battle of the Face Primers

Hello beautiful people,

Today i’ll be delving a bit into face primers. We should by now know that primers help  foundations to last longer and it also allows foundations to go on smoother onto the skin. I find using primers an essential part of my makeup routine, wearing primers as opposed to not wearing primers makes a big difference in the appearance and lasting power. I’ve tried wearing my foundation without and it was a disaster to be completely truthful being that i either get really oily quickly or my foundation doesn’t seem to sit properly on my face.

Some people reckon that it doesn’t make a difference but i beg to differ. When you have oily skin like myself, you reach for products that will counteract the oil, so having a great primer goes a long way. Primers can also be worn alone too if you’re trying to get rid of shininess on a day you don’t fancy wearing makeup.

Here are some of the primers that i have been using, some work whilst some don’t work as much. For example the Peter Thomas Roth, Mac’s prep + prime and the Rimmel, do absolutely nothing for my skin, so i toss them aside.



Smashbox Photofinish primer

This is an oil free primer, with a silky feel. It claims to be enriched with vitamins and antioxidants. it also claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. I’ve used this primer a couple of times and i still don’t know how i feel about it. It is a bit on the pricey side so i’ll carry on using it, who knows maybe i’ll grow to like it.


Becca Resurfacing primer

Has a velvety matte formula, that helps to control unwanted shine and ensures that your makeup last all day. I really do like this primer, in fact it is one of the best on the market in my opinion. My makeup does seem to last longer than usual when i use it.


Makeup For Ever HD primer

This is in number 4, which is meant to warm and even out the skin, whilst extending the wear of your makeup. It is tinted, so it can be worn alone or under makeup. I’m still testing out this product, so i won’t be able to give you a proper review. This primer is  available in 6 colour correcting shades and 1 transparent shade, so you choose according to  your skin type. I got this for a steal of £7.99 at my local TK Maxx, so i wasn’t going to leave it behind haha.


Revlon Photoready perfecting primer

This primer claims to soften the skin, and diffuse light to help minimise flaws and even out skin texture. It’s meant to be oil, paraben, talc and fragrance free. It also claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores, giving your makeup a flawless finish. I have been using this primer for years and i find it to be a great product, considering it’s from the drugstore it does a pretty decent job. I’ve ran out of it so i’ll be repurchasing very soon.

So there you have it, my top primers for the face. What is your favourite primer to use? I’m open to new ones, please let me know. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.


Shaunz xo

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10 thoughts on “Battle of the Face Primers

    1. I know, that’s exactly why i bought it, everyone was raving about it. Hmm i’m still on the fence though, thank you so much for visiting and following. Will be checking yours out as well x

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  1. I do love the smashbox primer it leaves my face nice and smooth for a perfect canvas. Another one of my favorite primers is the tarte blur one, it really does blur out imperfections and my makeup sits nice on it.

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    1. Awesome, yes it does give my face a smooth canvas, only thing that bugs me a bit is that i’m still getting oily. Never tried the Tarte blur, sounds really good, i’ll have to look into it. Thanks so much for stopping by


      1. I wanted to ask you, because I have not used many primers. I only know this one and L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur, so I thought you would give me your impressions. I like it but it has some oil fluid that doesn’t bother, only it is present and i guess it just disappears after applying it. In my case, my skin looks like moist with it, although it is probably the glowing effect. I am a little confused, this is why I asked 🙂 Have a great weekend, Shaunz xo

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      2. Oh i see, well i’ll have to check the reviews on it, it doesn’t seem like it would work for me being that i have oily skin but i’ll research it. You too hun, have a wonderful weekend xo

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