7 Amazing Primers To Prep Your Skin

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7 Amazing Primers To Prep Your Skin

Are you tired of using Snapchat filters to get that flawless, glowy skin look? Sick of having to constantly re-apply your makeup every 10 minutes? Are your pores more evident than ever before after you apply your foundation? We hear you, sister. Boy, do we hear you. And, we have an alternate option for you. You ready? The solution is.... makeup primers. 

When it comes to base make-up, most of us are guilty of skipping the crucial step that is the primer. 


The little creation is absolutely ah-mazing and the No. 1 rule of makeup is don't skimp out on the primer. If a flawless base is what you're after, you need to stop neglecting this beauty gem. Yeah, we know it's an extra step in your beauty regime but it'll all be worth it when you see the poreless finished result. 

With an endless supply of drugstore and high-end options to choose from, this list is here to help narrow your choices down and help you find perfect that airbrushed look:

1) Maybelline: Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser

Primer- Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser

One of the more popular drugstore primers, the Pore Eraser stays true to its name, minimizing any pesky pores that make their way onto your face. The gel primer also does a wonderful job of creating a matte canvas for long-lasting make-up application.
Ideal for: Combination Skin

Available at Lifestyle for Dhs47

2) Benefit: The Porefessional Face Primer

                                   Primer- Benefit - Porefessional

A best-seller and cult favourite, The Porefessional is loved by make-up addicts all over the world and for good reason. Enlarged pores can be annoying and this primer makes sure that it blurs their appearance as much as possible, while smoothening any lines to give you an all round fresh faced look. 
Ideal for: Oily Skin

Available at Sephora for Dhs162

3) Fenty Beauty: Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Primer

Fenty- Beauty- Pro Filt'r- Instant Retouch- Primer

Most of us dream of having glowy skin but oily skin with lots and lots of shine? That’s a big NO from us. For all of you struggling with the usual shine, this primer has got your back. With a brilliant matte finish and texture that feels very much like a moisturiser, the Pro Filt’r will make sure that your foundation looks flawless and fresh while absorbing any excess oil. Ah-mazing. 

Ideal for: Oily Skin

Available at Sephora for Dhs158

4) Marc Jacobs: Undercover Perfecting Coconut Face Primer

                       Primer - Marc Jacobs - Coconut

We love how hydrating this high-end coconut primer is. The silky concoction by Marc Jacobs does an amazing job at giving you that dewy, luminous glow you’ve always wanted. Added bonus? It smells like a dreamy tropical island in a bottle. It's like treating your skin to little vacation, really. 
Ideal for: Combination Skin and Dry Skin

Available at Sephora for Dhs189

5) MAC: Prep & Prime Skin Base

                                   Primer - MAC - Prep and Prime

MAC beauty products are classics and, this water-based primer does absolute justice to the brand. Ideal for battling redness, this lightweight primer (it can also be used as a setting spray) evens out your skin tone as well as boosts hydration, to create an ideal base. 
Ideal for: All skin types

Available at MAC for Dhs150

6) NYX Professional Makeup: Angel Veil Oil-Free Skin Perfecting Primer

                                                       Primer - Nyx - Angel Veil

A budget friendly primer with a light, velvety formula that creates a smooth and uniform base as well as minimizes shine and makes your make up look absolutely flawless? We’re sold. This product is an actual piece of heaven and we’re very, very thankful for it.
Ideal for: Combination Skin

Available at Lifestyle for Dhs74

7) Too Faced: Hangover Primer

Primer - Too-Faced - Hangover

Finding beauty products that are not too harsh on your sensitive skin can be quite annoying. This silicone-free primer however, is a life-saver for anyone struggling with acne or irritated skin. With ingredients such as coconut water and probiotics and along with a natural finish, this is one product that your skin will grow to love.
Ideal for: Sensitive Skin/Acne prone Skin

Available at Glamazle for Dhs155

Do you have a favourite primer? Why not nominate your brand of choice for our Cosmo Beauty Awards? Who knows, you could just win yourself Dhs5,000 of beauty products. And, your brand could walk away with a shiny award at our event on Wednesday, November 14.

Click here to nominate. Good luck! And, remember, the nomination process closes at 12pm on November 8

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