The Primer Low-Down
Let me start by pointing out that NOBODY has the same skin profile. We are all incredibly unique and different. We should be celebrating our differences as well as catering our routines to them.
Take a look at our favourite primers for your skin type.
01. BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector, $55
Now available at NZ Sephora – this product is oil and silicon free so no horrible cakey feeling.
02. Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer, $54 (appx.)
Packed full of Vitamins A, C and E, this primer treats the cause as well as blurring any dryness or uneven skin.
03. LORAC I’m So Sensitive Soothing Face Primer, $48 (appx.)
Boasting an infusion of antioxidants, vitamins and plant extracts, as well as being oil, silicone, paraben and fragrance free; this primer is perfect for sensitive, or acne-prone skin.
04. Hourglass Mineral Veil, $94
SPF15, Water-resistant, Satin finish – need I say more? This masterpiece is my Holy Grail. However, best to use it sparingly as it is EASILY the dearest of the pick.
05. Dermalogica SkinPerfect Primer, $94
This primer is a whopping SPF30, and has a silicon and Soy Protein base to smooth away fine lines and brighten the appearance of skin.
06. e.l.f. Tone Adjusting Face Primer, $9 (appx.)
With colour correcting being so popular at the moment, there are plenty of options on the market. This e.l.f. Primer is a really reasonable price, and applies green for a visible difference in redness straight away.
DARK SKIN TONE
07. Clinique Superprimer Face Primer for Dullness in Deeper Skins, $60
It still amazes me how few products are out there for darker skin, as often dullness/ashiness (a common problem with darker skin) is an issue that Colour Correcting easily fixes. This is a peachy-toned primer that leaves a fresh oil-free feeling on the skin.
*All prices are in NZ dollars.
Jemima is a freelance Make-up Artist and Hair Stylist, seen in a number of Australasian magazines and brands, including Black Magazine, Remix Magazine, Sicky Magazine and Fashion Journal. She has been with Sauce Mag from the beginning and loves all things Saucy.