Primers // Love them? Hate them? Can't live without them.
If you have combination skin like I do using a primer before applying makeup is a saving grace, without it my makeup practically melts off my face by the lunch hour. I have trialled an extremely wide range of primers ranging from drugstore to high end brands. To select the best one it really comes down to your specific skin type and budget, my absolute favorites have definitely been the ones that I have invested more money into but that doesn't mean that the drugstore options are bad ones just not good for my particular skin type. The two that I love the most are the Veil Mineral Primer by Hourglass and the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer - Mattifying Primer for Oily Skin, woah, such a long name!
They both leave my skin feeling smooth and matte ready to apply foundation and once I apply it just adheres so much better! It almost seems like my foundation is a part of my skin instead of a layer sitting on top of it. Talk about a game changer, especially on days where I have plans right after work or even on weekends when it is just go-go-go. If I am feeling extra ambitions in the morning I will add a pore minimizer like the Clinique one shown up above, but that my dear friends is a post for another day. What about you, what do you think about primers?