Welcome to my new Top 5 Series I’m starting on the blog! This is the first post of my new series and it’s going to be my top 5 primers!
I’m going to cover all beauty related and some skincare initially. It makes sense to me to start the series off with the first beauty product you reach for when you do your makeup, primers. So that’s what we’re going with for this post. Posts like this because are a great chance to see what products work well on others and to maybe even introduce you to new products. I really hope you enjoy this post and this new series which I am going to run. It is my intention to share a top 5 series post once a month. I was going to shoot for concealer or foundations next but if you would rather see something else I can share anything at anytime really. Just leave a comment before if you would prefer to see a different top 5 and I’d be more than happy to share that first.
I couldn’t live without primers, my makeup would be sliding off my face by lunch time without one to keep me makeup in place. My current top 5 are:
I have fallen completely in love with the primer. Not only does it look luxurious in packaged in a glass jar complete with gold lid, not to mention the primer itself is infused with 24k gold flakes. A little goes a long way with this so one to two pumps is all you need. Once applied to the skin it almost looks as if it has tightened and brightened my skin while adding luminosity. Could you think of a more perfect base to begin your makeup? Me neither! Such a good investment!
No7 Beautifully Matte
This has been in my makeup bag for years. It was the first primer I ever bought and I’ve never looked back. It’s great for mattifying and it’s holds my makeup in place so well and it applies nicely over top of it. You have to make sure to have it rubbed in properly as I learned once when I hadn’t, I walked around with white streaks on my face! That wasn’t one of my better looks. My skin definitely isn’t as oily as it used to be so I don’t use this as much as I have in the past but it is still a staple primer for me. It’s doesn’t come with a hideous price tag either which is always a plus.
Makeup Forever Skin Equaliser Mattifying Primer
I discovered this primer about a year and a half ago and it works in a similar way to my No7 primer but the formula is thinner and lighter which I prefer. It smooths nicely over the skin and gives an even layer to apply makeup on top of. It mattifies any oily areas and I find it long lasting under my makeup.
Bare Minerals Skin Rev-er upper
I actually got this in a subscription box and I was so impressed with it. The formula is a light cream which goes onto the skin so nicely and it gives a brightened flawless base to apply makeup. Like the others it is also a long wearing primer on me which I was really pleased with as it doesn’t claim to be for oily skin specifically so for it to keep my makeup in place all day is good going for me.
Nivea Post Shave Balm
Ok, you’ve either heard of this and know why it’s here, or you’re thinking I’m going barmy! Stay with me. This came about because of YouTuber Nikki’s Tutorials accidentally discovering that this makes an amazing primer and base for makeup. It has a really high amount glycerin in the formula which basically is like makeup glue! I kid you not. It holds my makeup on and it does not budge. It doesn’t matter what it is I’m doing that day, my makeup lasts the entire duration with this under. It’s about £5.00 for a big bottle, in terms of primer use it would last forever!
So that rounds up this months first instalment in my top 5 series. I really hope you’ve enjoyed it and discovered some new primers to try. I would love to know which primers you enjoy, leave me a comment letting me know. If you have any particuoat beauty products you would like to see me feature in next months top 5 series let me know.
You can find my other Top 5 posts below