February 20, 2013


Only in the last few years since I have become slightly beauty obsessed I have started using a primer before my makeup. When I was a teenager I didn't even know what a primer was! Now its my makeup must have! As my skin can be prone to spots and blemishes I find a primer is a must have as it smooths my skin and leaves an even base for applying foundation.

I have tried out a few and here are my 3 favourites this month.

I have only recently started trying out the beautifully packaged Paul & Joe make up. I am a huge fan of P&J protective powder compact which I wear every day without fail and this is a great base for either powder or foundation. This primer is fab as it applies well and lasts all day with a slight colour to it, which sometimes I have used as a light foundation  as its coverage is really good. I love the fact that it has UV protection too. On my skin it is very light in texture and is not greasy, I just wish the bottle was bigger as I love it!

Paul & Joe Protective Foundation Primer UV £18.50 c/o

This primer is a classic, which I was thrilled about finding in  little free gift bag at Christmas from Clarins when purchasing a few presents for family. Of course I kept it for myself and couldn't wait to try it. Even though this is just a sample, you really get a feel for the incredible soft and lightweight texture of the product. It is a similar consistency to the Studio Secrets review below and almost exactly the same colour! (Copy?) 

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Makeup Base 15ml £25 c/o sample

This primer I randomly picked up on one of my many Boots beauty shops and what a find! This primer literally feels is like fluffy silk (I know sounds bizarre, but its the only way I can describe it!) The texture is very soft which when applied onto the face it blends easily and leaves your skin an even texture. Its a great base for makeup and I always have flawless skin when I use this product before makeup :) As mentioned above this is quite a similar product to Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Base, which even though I love Clarins this is much more affordable for me right now.

L' Oreal Studio Secrets Professional smoothing resurface primer £14.29

Let me know any of your fav primers or if you have tried any of mine. Tweet me @life_looks.

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