Top 4 Primers & My Thoughts
For most other beauty products I've found it difficult to narrow it down to my top 5, but when it comes to primers I wanted to only share the ones that I feel strongly about, so even though I've tried a lot of primers in my time (including a LOT of minis & samples), not many of them make the cut. I've become a bit disenchanted, mostly because there are so many different types and it can be hard to get a gauge on which ones actually perform. In fact a lot of people don't bother using them at all because they can seem like they're a bit of a waste of time.
I find them to be a really confusing area of beauty and one where I don't have a lot of faith in the claims that brands make. Some say they're a 7 in one miracle product and other brands release 7 different primers that each do one thing. These days there are primers for smoothing, colour correcting, oil absorbing, acne fighting, pore filling, brightening and hydrating your skin - surely one product could do several of these things at the same time, but probably not all of them. So I wanted to put down some of my thoughts about primers in case it all feels a bit too much like hard work for you as well, and if you have oily skin like me I'm also going to talk about the 4 primers that I find actually help my makeup last noticeably longer.