Perfect Primers For Your Skin Type — They’ll Save Money And Time

by | Mar 6, 2019 | Make-up

Common make-up problems? Make-up falling off your face. Bad blending (we’re looking at you patchy foundation). Primers are a staple part of any beauty routine, providing a flawless feel to the skin, hiding imperfections, giving staying power for make-up and making it glide on with ease.

There are a few formulations to choose from – and it’s up to you to choose the correct one. If you have oily skin, try mattifying primers. Struggling with dry skin? Your best bet is a hydrating primer. Skin easily inflamed? Firstly, read the label of your primers, making sure they’re oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, then go on to select a colour-correcting kind to help with the red flush.

Now that you know what works best for you skin, check out a few of our selects…

Maybelline Superstay 24hr Primer (R140)

Control shine and keep your make-up fresh and flawless all day long with this primer. It prepares your skin by smoothing over pores and will keep your make-up look locked for up to 24 hours. Available at Dis-Chem.

Maybelline Superstay 24hr Primer

Palladio Rice Primer (R135)

Get this – a rice-infused primer that blurs imperfections. It’s velvety, lightweight and was specially formulated with a tint that helps to even out skin tone. Your foundation will stay in place all day. Bonus: It’s cruelty- and paraben-free. Available at Dis-Chem.

Palladio Rice Primer

Yardley Foundation Face Primer Illuminating (R110)

This formula contains cranberry extracts and a long-wearing polymer to help foundation last longer and improve transfer resistance – so it’s basically protecting your skin from make-up irritants. Great for sensitive skin, it’s oil-free and leaves your face looking seriously radiant. Available at Dis-Chem.

Yardley Foundation Face Primer Illuminating

READ MORE: 5 Easy Ways To Completely Conceal Your Eye Bags

Catrice Concealer All Round Palette (R75)

Covers dark shadows under the eyes, and conceals redness and skin irregularities. What more would you need from a concealer? We’ll take a few of those. Available at Dis-Chem.

Catrice Concealer All Round Palette

Essence Prime+ Studio Redness Correcting + Pore Minimizing Primer (R75)

Want to minimise your pores? Try this primer, which contains green clay, the ideal base to correct redness. This primer follows the principles of colour correcting – the light texture helps to conceal red areas and visibly refines the pores. Perfect skin – voila. Available at Dis-Chem.

Essence Prime

READ MORE: 5 Make-Up Brands That Cater For All Skin Tones

Almay Smart Shade Primer (R260)

Pump on this smart primer that essentially evens out and brightens your skin tone and helps to reduce redness. Plus this guy will look oh-so pretty on your make-up stand – that swirl is lovely. Available at Dis-Chem.

Almay Smart Shade Primer

Women’s Health participates in various affiliate marketing programmes, which means we may get commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This