I’m always being asked which primers I recommend, and often don’t know where to start! There really is a ridiculous amount of them hitting the market every week, each promising more tricks and transformations than the next.
Primers used to be thought of as an annoying – and time consuming – added step to most women’s daily make up routine, and one usually just reserved for the high maintenance and beauty professionals. My how things have changed! We know now that they are pretty much an essential and a must have tool, making a polished makeup application faster and extending a product’s life my hours more than it would have hung around otherwise.
The Mecca Cosmetica brand is constantly releasing new products, and in their collection of beauty must haves are a selection of awesome primers. One way to have a play with what’s on offer that won’t break the bank is an investment in their Mecca Cosmetica Primer Wardrobe, which includes 15ml tubes of their most popular formulas.
Perfect for newbies or for travel, it offers you one heck of a trio. When skin is feeling dry or in winter, use Fresh Faced for a burst of silky hydration; for beautifying radiance look to Lit From Within to deliver a glow to skin; and for an instant blurring of fine lines and pores smooth over Soft Focus. Here’s a little more detail on the three:
Fresh Faced Hydrating Primer
This one is oil free and suited to all skin types, and is the perfect primer if your skin is feeling a little parched (post travel, for example). It ensures skin is left hydrated both instantly and over time, which means makeup lasts longer and looks better to boot. The primer is formulated with Hydroviton, a moisturising super-ingredient based on Hyaluronic Acid which works naturally to increase the skin’s own capacity to retain water. Magic.
Lit From Within Illuminating Primer
Mecca Cosmetica calls this “beauty sleep in a bottle”, and it is designed to brighten and revive fatigued skin before foundation application. With ultra-fine light diffusing particles and antioxidant protection, it is my go-to for the morning after a late/sleepless night, and it has garnered me more than my fair share of compliments about my skin when I really didn’t deserve them!
Soft Focus Primer
This one is a winner in the getting-rid-of-fine-lines stakes, not only improving the application and staying power of your foundation but also smoothing and nourishing the skin. The appearance of any fine lines or visible pores is magically blurred, whilst antioxidant vitamin Coenzyme Q10 protects against free radicals and Hyaluronic acid keeps your skin happily hydrated.
What’s not to love? The Mecca Cosmetica Primer Wardrobe is in store now, RRP $53.00. Head here now.Tweet