Prime Time

One primer just won’t surfice on my combination skin, so I have been using this winning pair to ensure my make up stays put longer and looking more radient. The two primers in question are the Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector and the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer in Radiance.  

The Kiehl’s offering is a “lightweight skin smoother to instantly refine skin texture and minimize the appearance of pores whilst improving skins quality over time”. I have fairly large pores down the centre of my face and in particular on my nose, so I apply it in these areas only. It does a great job at smoothing over the skin, creating a good canvas on which to apply foundation. I have been using it for getting on two months now and I wouldn’t say that it has reduced the size of my pores, but does a great job at creating a smoother surface, creating a blurred appearance. It is suitable for all skin types but I think more beneficial to those with an uneven skin due to acne and those that also have large pores which tends to be people with an oilier skin. It has that same siliconey feel as the the Benefit Porefessional, but unlike that it doesn’t dry out the skin which I found the Benefit one did, so perfect for those with dehydrated skin too like myself. I have also found my foundation stays put much longer when using this, which I will never object too!

The glowy part of this primer duo is the Radiance Foundation Primer from Laura Mercier, which I adore! Aside from priming the skin and making make-up last all day, it creates a lit-from-within glow on the face. I apply this to the cheeks and temple, where my skin is a bit more ‘normal’, this creates a luminous effect on the skin helping to achieve that glowy look that many of us crave. 

This combination of primers really suits my skin at the moment and I have been really loving the effect they give my skin. 

Have you tried mixing primers? What are your favourites?

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Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector | UK, Space NK (£23) | US, Nordstom ($35)

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance | UK, House of Fraser (£29) | Sephora ($33)

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