Primers are still one of those beauty products that splits opinion. For some, they're as essential as concealer and a slick or mascara, and for others they're pretty unknown territory.
If you're not a fan, you're missing out. Make-up primers, or foundation primers, are a must for a Insta-perfect finish to your make-up, whether you're a foundation fan or a BB girl. Though they may seem like just another unnecessary product, they provide the canvas and make a real difference to your complexion. There's even eyeshadow primers, like Urban Decay's Primer Potion, that'll keep your day and night looks fresher than ever.
Not only do they smooth and even skin texture, minimise pores and keep foundation on longer, but find one suited to your skin type (primers for oily skin are very popular for keeping shine at bay) and you'll never look back.
From purse-friendly high street buys from Revlon and L'Oreal to beauty industry classics like Smashbox' primer and Laura Mercier, check out our pick of the best make-up primers for truly no-filter-needed flawless skin...
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