Perfect make-up is a result of perfecting what’s underneath it. Thanks to developments in beauty, we’ve got primers with added salicylic acid and shimmery beads and multitasking balms with SPF so there’s no excuse for achieving a great look!
Murad Skin Perfecting Primer Acne & Shine Control
This tinted primer containing 0.5% salicylic acid not only keeps your skin matte for hours, it also helps to control acne which is music to every acne prone woman’s ears. This primer seems to completely suck up all traces of oil on the skin. Absolute genius!
Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer*
When you first pump out the Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer, it’s almost like you’re pumping out shimmery, liquid rose gold. The primer promises to give you a ‘lit from within glow’ with the help of pearl and truffle extracts and it seriously doesn’t disappoint. Some other things the primer boasts is vitamins A, C and E, humectants to reduce dehydration and silica to leave the skin silky smooth. As well as wearing it under make-up, pat over make-up to use as an illuminator or to
RMK Make Up Base
Great primer for dewy skin but it’s best that those with oily skin steer clear from this. Shea butter is the star of the show here and it’s almost as if the primer is a moisturiser. It’s that moisturising! It’s delicately scented with an almond and vanilla type smell but it’s very gentle and ideal for sensitive skin.
Pixi Eye Bright Primer*
I’ve already talked of my love for the Pixi Eye Bright Primer but I’m willing to go on and on about it. It’s one of the best eye primer because it manages to bring out the intensity of eyeshadows that barely show up.
NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Hate touching up your make-up? So do I, and I really think NARS had those of us who dread the thought of going to the bathroom and starting all over again in mind. With the NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, you don’t ever have to reapply because it just stays on until you’re ready to call it a day!
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
This has cult status for a reason; it’s lasting power. There’s no bells and whistles with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion unless you want it in Sin, Eden and Greed which you can also use as highlighters and even under the eyes to brighten that area!
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Fragrance Free*
The cult classic now comes in a fragrance free version which is a lot better! Lipstick will never look acceptable with flaky lips so it’s best to let your lips drink this up and get ready for super smooth lips. Get your hands on it here.
Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lip Therapy Repair Balm SPF20*
People often forget that their lips need protection from the rays too so let the Vaseline Intensive Rescue Lip Therapy Repair Balm SPF20 do its job. It’s a lot thinner in comparison to the other Vaseline lip balms which is great
NUXE Reve de Miel
I can’t get enough of honey so it’s only right I use a lip balm packed with honey. The NUXE Reve de Miel is the only matte lip balm I’ve come across and that’s what makes it one of a kind. It’s perfect for perfecting matte lips as other lip balms tend to make the lips glossy when applying over lipstick.