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The Benefits Of Using A Primer ft. Smashbox

A good primer is a skin-care must have. Primer acts as a base for your makeup, keeping it firmly in place through all those long days in the office, mid-week date nights and even all the sweat, tears and spilled drinks of a Friday night on the town. The real beauty of a good primer is that it acts like an IRL Facetune, blurring all of those imperfections and fine lines, leaving you looking and feeling absolutely flawless from dawn till dusk. So, where to start? Well, we’ve rounded up the best of the best for every skin type so you don’t have to: 

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer* for all skin types

This stuff is the original photoshop in a bottle. It’s clear gel formula blurs out imperfections and creates a clean, flawless base for foundation. It was originally designed to help makeup look better and last longer on set under bright lights, so is perfect for keeping your face in place all night long. 

* In your March Roccabox


Smashbox Photo Finish Primer


Thirsty skin? Quench it with Too Faced Hangover Primer

For dry skin, look no further than Too Faced Hangover Primer. Packed with coconut water, probiotics and skin revivers, this primer hydrates and nourishes without feeling heavy or oily. Wear it alone for a dewy, radiant glow, or under makeup to really lock in your look. Even the day after you’ve enjoyed a cocktail (or two), smooth this over your face and you’ll be fresh faced and flawless in no time. 

For serious staying power on oily skin go for Urban Decay All Nighter Face Primer

With a sheer, lightweight finish, this primer is the ultimate base for a look that lasts all night. Pores, fine lines and imperfections are airbrushed out to an immaculate matte finish, with an added hydration hit. Smooth on alone to lift your complexion, or under makeup to keep your face looking immaculate through whatever the night throws at you. 

For combination skin use The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer 

Perfect for combination skin, this silicone packed primer is hydrating yet mattifying, instantly smoothing pores and fine lines. The non-greasy formula is alcohol and oil free, leaving your complexion fresh, clear and visibly brightened. It can be worn under makeup as a smoothing base, or add it to the end of your skincare routine for an instant flawless finish. And, bonus - this primer is just as friendly on the purse as it is on the face. 

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