4 types of make-up primers

make-up primer

A primer is the best product to use if you’re looking for a flawless finish after applying your make-up. It is the first and most important step to achieving the perfect base for a smooth and long-lasting finish.

Here are different types of primers for different skin types:

1. Mattifying Primer

  • Works best for oily and combination skin
  • It is lightweight and minimizes pores
  • It is silicone based

LOV Perfectitude mattifying primer, R215

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2. Tinted Primer:

  • Works best on normal skin with small pores
  • It has a dewy finish
  • Some are subtle, some super glowy and shimmery
  • Works best on small pores, smooth even textured skin
  • Draws attention to uneven skin

Yardley Illuminating Primer, R109.95

3. Silicone-free Primer:

  • Works for dry skin
  • Creates a flawless finish
  • Helps keep make-up on for long periods
  • Bad for sensitive or acne-prone skin

Catrice Prime And Fine Pore Refining Anti-Shine Base, R92.95

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4. Colour-correcting Primer:

  • Neutralises skin
  • Reduces need for large amounts of foundation
  • Perfect for sensitive skin

Yardley Color Correcting Primer, R109.95