Makeup primers that actually work

Unlike some of the big-hitters such as lipstick and foundation, primers are a relative newcomer on the beauty scene. In fact, it wasn’t until the early years of the 21st century that these clever formulas started to become a staple in every makeup kit. But, like anything, some of them work better than others – and the most expensive products aren’t always the best. Here’s our guide to the top five makeup primers that really deliver results. The Illuminator Radiant Perfecting Primer + Finisher by Estee Lauder If you want dewy skin that radiates a healthy glow, this mid-priced option from Estee Lauder is a great choice. A little goes a long way, and a light layer under your favourite liquid foundation will help to create a bright and youthful appearance. And if you want to go for a more natural look, you can even use it on bare skin.