Choosing the right primer for your skin type: A guide

If you're someone who loves to wear makeup, you know that a good primer can make all the difference to your look. But with so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. That's why we've put together this guide to help you find the perfect primer for your skin type, whether you have dry, oily, mature, combination, or sensitive skin. We'll cover everything from the benefits of using a primer to the different types of primer we have available, so you can make the best decision for your skin!

What does a makeup primer do

A makeup primer is a product that is applied before putting on any makeup, and acts as a layer between your skin and makeup. It helps to create a smooth and even base for applying products such as foundation, concealer, or blush. It also helps to extend the wear time of makeup by preventing it from smudging or creasing. Some primers also have skincare benefits like hydration, sun protection, brightening, or pore-minimising.

The best primers for combination skin

Do you have combination skin that feels oily in certain areas, but dry in others? If so, you might notice different textures on your face. We recommend using a hydrating primer to address any dryness, such as our Melon Jelly or Rose hydrating primer. 

However, if you're more concerned about oil or large pores, our avocado poreless primer or PoreFilter Blurring Primer can help reduce their visibility and control oil.

The best primers for oily and acne prone skin 

If you have oily and acne-prone skin, you may have noticed that your makeup can often look cakey as it sticks to your breakouts and oily areas. Don't worry, because our Coco Gold Perfecting Primer is here to help! Its hydrating formula enriched with coconut oil can help diminish pores and fine lines, while creating a flawless base for makeup application. Plus, it's free from parabens and mineral oil.

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If you prefer a more natural dewy look, we recommend our Vitamin Babe Primer. This non-comedogenic primer is enriched with skin-loving Vitamin C. On the other hand, if you want a more matte look and ultimate pore-minimising effect, our PoreFilter Blurring Primer Primer is the one for you.

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The best primer for dry skin 

Dry skin requires sufficient hydration to prevent makeup from flaking. Our Rose Glow Hydrating Primer and Melon Jelly Primer are excellent options that not only help lock in moisture, but also illuminate the skin. Additionally, they are non-comedogenic, which means that they are specifically designed not to block or clog pores.

The best primer for dull / acne prone skin 

Our Vitamin Babe primer is perfect for dull, oily, or acne-prone skin. Its oil-free jelly texture leaves a slightly sticky feeling, making it an ideal base for makeup. Enriched with Vitamin C, it brightens skin and controls oil. Plus, its non-comedogenic formula won't clog pores.

The best primer for dull and dehydrated skin

Our Avocado poreless primer is perfect for dull and dehydrated skin as it is formulated with skin-blurring technology and hydrating avocado oil. The avocado oil is rich in vitamin E, which makes it nourishing for the skin and results in a happy and healthy complexion. This milky serum formula glides smoothly over the skin, hiding pores and providing a silky base for long-lasting makeup.

For those who prefer a gripping primer, our Oui Cherie Gripping Primer is a great option. Its oil-free formula not only hydrates the skin but also creates a strong base for long-lasting makeup that won't budge. This primer is enriched with cherry extract and hyaluronic acid, making it perfect for all-day hydration. We also love the unique red hue that applies clear. It's no wonder it’s so viral on TikTok!

The best primer to achieve a glowy finish 

Love the glow but don't want to feel oily? Try Glow Milk Primed, a multipurpose water-based luminising gel primer that hydrates, brightens and gives skin a beautiful glow. Enriched with skin loving Niacinamide and Polyglutamic Acid, this multi-tasking primer also acts like skincare and is perfect for all skin types. It's oil-free so even acne-prone skin will love this!

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Oui Cherie Gripping Primer

Dry, dull skin

Oily Skin 

Vitamin Enriched Glow Primer SPF45

All skin types (everyone needs SPF ☀️)

PoreFilter Blurring Primer 

Oily skin

Acne prone skin

Skin with visible pores 

Coco Gold Perfecting Primer 

Oily skin

Acne prone skin

Combination skin 

Avocado Poreless Primer 

Oily & acne prone skin

Dry skin

Mature skin

Skin with visible pores

Melon Jelly Dewy Primer 

Dull, dehydrated skin

Combination skin

Vitamin Babe Brightening Primer 

Dull, dry skin

Acne prone skin

Mature skin

Glow Milk Primed 

Mature skin

Combination skin

Dull skin

Rose Glow Hydrating Primer 

Dry, Dull skin

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