Monday, 14 April 2014

MAKE UP | The best priming duo feat. Pur Minerals and NYX

Primer is such an important step in my make up routine. It evens out my base, makes my skin feel smooth and ensures make up remains flawless throughout the day. Recently, I've been looking at my skin at the end of the day and noticing that it's almost as perfect as when I applied it hours earlier. And that's all down to this incredible primer duo that I've been using.

First up, I apply the purmineral Hydrate & Balance Correcting Primer* all over my skin. The purple hue helps to offset the look of blemishes, particularly scars. It contains salicylic acid, lavender extract and Ceretin Complex which helps to calm, clarify and mattify problem skin. This primer is oil-free, silicone-free and provides instant hydration that lasts throughout the day. When make up is applied over the top of this, it doesn't budge throughout the day - it essentially acts like glue, but without the stickyness. Not only does this primer do a wonderful job at priming, but the ingredients are also wonderful for the skin, making it a lovely last skin care step. 

Secondly, I apply the NYX Pore Filler* to my nose and cheek area, where I'm prone to enlarged pores. This primer effortlessly fills in pores and makes them appear reduced. After application, the skin looks and feel extremely smooth, ensuring that make up glides over the top. The primer is talc-free and oil-free and has a tinted cream to instantly perfect the skin. This primer has been giving my skin a perfected look that I absolutely adore. Make up looks better when it's been applied over this as pores are instantly filled in and reduced. 

The purminerals primer is available in M&S where it retails for £22.50 and the NYX primer is available in Next where it retails for £12.50.

What's your favourite primer?
*PR Sample