6 primers that will help your makeup last all day

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  • Tuesday, 25 Dec 2018

Keep your makeup looking fresh by using a primer before or after makeup.

Whether it is partying time or simply late evenings to catch up with loved ones during year end, you not only want to look good, you also want to look fresh.

To help your makeup look spanking new late in the day, there are several ways to prep your skin.

Applying a skin primer helps set your foundation and other makeup that you have applied. Some beauty primers are applied on your skin prior to doing your makeup while others are applied after you have finished doing your makeup.

Some brands have created a complete range of primers that you apply on your skin before putting on your makeup. Or you can spray on to completely set your makeup – this way you can be sure that your makeup won’t budge and will stay on a long day out.

Primers come in various forms from creams, gels to sprays, and it’s a matter of preference. Some primers are basic as their function is solely to prep the skin so that you have a smooth complexion to apply your makeup.

Others offer additional skincare benefits. This holiday, check out these primers that will help you keep an immaculate complexion late into the evening.

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer


This clear face primer gel smoothes skin and blurs flaws. It was developed to help makeup look better and last longer on set. It fills in fine lines and pores, protects skin from environmental pollutants and damage with vitamin A and E. Wear it alone or under makeup. It can also be used over makeup for touchups.

Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray


After applying makeup, mist on this weightless spray to give it serious staying power. Suitable for all skin types, this spray features patented Temperature Control Technology that lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep it in place so it looks gorgeously just-applied for up to 16 hours, without melting, fading or settling into fine lines.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Primer


This is a shine-stopping, pore-diffusing makeup primer that smooths the way for better foundation application and longer wear with an instant retouch effect. It instantly absorbs shine without feeling dry or chalky so that you have a smoother foundation application and longer makeup wear.

Nars Smooth & Protect Primer Broadspectrum SPF50 Sunscreen


This is a smoothing primer with SPF that prepares the skin for makeup application by minimising the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles. This oil-free formula has an Invisible Defense Technology that delivers weightless broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects skin against environmental damage without residue or weight.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist 4-in-1 Setting Mist


This is a four-in-one primer, makeup setting spray, hydrating mist and skin refresher. It restores your skin’s natural radiance and hydration as it extends your makeup wear for up to 12 hours. This spray acts as a hydrating mist and primer to help minimise the appearance of pores, redness, and puffiness. It’s infused with antioxidant-packed Rainforest of the Sea complex to shield skin from daily aggressors.

Too Faced Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Perfecting Primer


This is a cooling, mattifying primer that blurs, smoothens and brightens the complexion. Infused with exclusive comfort matte technology, this formula delivers a mattifying, soft-focused finish with lightweight, comfortable wear that lasts for up to 16 hours. Apply a small amount of primer – with a scent of peaches and cream – to the forehead, nose, chin and cheeks.

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