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Five new game-changing primers you need in your makeup kit

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Smooth and flawless skin that is clear of blemishes and shine? Yes please.

Often an overlooked part of our beauty routines, a primer can make all the difference to our skin.

From providing a boost of moisture to minimising pores or banishing redness and shine, primers work hard to make our skin the perfect blank canvas before we apply the rest of our makeup.

And with a whole host of brilliant new formulations available, all at a variety of different prices, now is the perfect time to invest in this first step to better looking skin.


Kiehl's Micro Blur Skin Perfector

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The Micro Blur Skin Perfector from Kiehl's works in two ways.

First, it provides an immediate "blurring" effect that instantly improves the appearance of skin and readies it for makeup. Second, it works over time to actively improve the skin, with lentil extract to tighten pores and bark extract to smooth the skin.

Definitely a must-have product for anyone looking to boost their skin from both the outside and the inside.

£23, kiehls.co.uk


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water

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Fifteen years on from the launch of their best-selling Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Smashbox have released Photo Finish Primer Water.

A clever twist on the original, the primer water has all the same elements but in a much lighter (and easier to apply!) format. Just one spritz of the formula promises hydration and radiance and, since it is passed through positive energy fields during production, it will absorb into your skin instantly. Win.

£20, smashbox.co.uk


 Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti Shine Balm

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The Revlon PhotoReady Prime + Anti Shine Balm works to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines while also mattifying the skin. 

The lightweight balm smooths on easily to cover all manner of imperfections and can be worn alone without makeup. It can even be applied over your foundation for when you need to blot any pesky shiny areas.

£9.99, boots.com


bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer Cream

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If you're looking for a more heavy duty primer, the bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer Cream could be the one.

The formula works to perfect, protect and prime your skin. It has a slight tint, available in four shades, to provide even coverage and SPF 30 to protect against the sun's damaging rays. Finally, the formula glides over skin to prime a perfectly smooth base that is ready for foundation.

£23, bareminerals.co.uk 


Topshop Colour Correcting Primer

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Topshop makeup continues to go from strength to strength and their Colour Correcting Primer, which is part of the brand's first line of complexion products, is no exception to the rule.

Perfect for anyone who suffers from redness in the skin, this primer contains anti inflammatory ingredients to soothe and settle, and comes in a green tone that neutralises redness. It's also formulated with oil absorbing powders to tighten pores and banish unwanted shine.

£12, topshop.com

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