My Current Favourite Primer Duo

Monday, 25 January 2016

Priming is vital for me, not only does it help create the perfect base for makeup application they can also help prolong the wear of your makeup. Priming is even more vital at the moment as I'm battling the worst cold/flu I think I've ever had so my skin is looking rather dull, ghostly and generally pretty crappy - and don't even get me started on my nose, it's currently giving Roudolf serious competition.

Enough ill talk and virtual sympathy, it's back to the subject of this post... primers! Now whilst one primer tends to be enough for most people, I'm ultra fussy and like to go in with the two. Whilst it's obviously not necessary, as I have combination skin (oily t-zone, dry everywhere else) I find that it works best for my skin type.

Make Up For Ever Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer

This is the first primer I like to use and it's the one I like to use in my t-zone. This primer does such a great job at smoothing the skin and helping to fill and disguise fine lines and pores (hallelujah) creating a base that foundation just glides onto. It's the MUFE version of Benefits Porefessional, but I find it a lot better for my skin, me and Porefessional don't get along too well! Although it is on the pricey side, I've found this to be the best one at helping with those pesky pores.

MAC Strobe Cream

Up next is Strobe Cream, a very well loved multitasking product. Strobe Cream primes the skin as well as working as a moisturiser to add hydration to the skin, it also adds such a beautiful glow to the skin without being too 'in your face'. You can also use this alone as a liquid highlighter but I don't find it glowy enough to be my actual highlighter, so I can get away with using it as a primer. As it's really moisutursing it makes it a perfect option now dull skin season aka winter is here, it adds such a beautiful natural glow and works really well under makeup.

Together the pair work perfectly together. Whilst I keep the MUFE Smothing Primer in my t-zone, I like to apply to Strobe Cream to my entire face even over the areas I've already applied the smoothing primer to. I know that I can rely on these two to give me the perfect base for makeup application and help me look a bit less zombified.

So those are the primer pair I've been loving lately, what's your favourite primer?



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  1. I didn't like the Benefit one either so i might give this one a try as you love it so much! x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  2. This sound brilliant. I love a 'glowy' primer so I'm defo going to check out the Strobe cream. At the moment I'm quite liking the Smashbox primer water :) xx

  3. The MUFE one sounds perfect, I've only tried the Benefit one and I wasn't keen. Plus the name has me convinced it'll solve all my problems! x

    Jodie // Jodie Loue

  4. I want to try the smoothing primer, it sounds like it works amazingly. The benefit primer didn't work too well on my skin, I'll have to try the MUFE and hope it works.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

  5. It's a lovely primer, much better than the Porefessional! xo

  6. Strobe Cream is a must, the Smashbox Primer Water is nice too! xo

  7. Anything with the word smoothing in the title wins me over! xo