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5 DIFFERENT PRIMERS, ONE MAIN DIFFERENCE

For months I’ve been experimenting with a variety of 5 different makeup primers to find out what really is the difference between them all. For someone who normally forgets to even put primer on 90% of the time, this post is long overdue but I’ve finally pulled myself together to find out if there really is a difference between primers or if we’ve just been brainwashed into thinking it’s another item we need in our makeup routine for flawless skin. So, I used the same makeup products on top for this experiment to get the most fair results and this is what I discovered:

1. Benefit’s Porefessional Primer 

I’ve been using this primer for a few years now and not really thought of it as anything THAT special. In all honesty when I’m wearing it and when I’m not wearing it I don’t see a difference. My makeup doesn’t last longer with it on and I don’t really have many pores to notice if it does anything in that perspective but otherwise I wouldn’t rate this primer too much. I’d give it probably about a 4/10.

2. ELF Mineral Infused Face Primer 

After using this primer my makeup literally glides onto my face. It makes more of a glowy than matte makeup look but throughout the day I started to notice it went slightly patchy which wasn’t the best look. The only way I could think of fixing this was by using a different foundation but that didn’t work either.. If I had the time every morning to blend for 5 extra minutes then it would be perfect, but unfortunately I don’t.

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3. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

This is one of the most popular primers in the makeup industry at the moment so I just had to include it in this post. It made my makeup last all day and I didn’t see a flaw in it as time went on. As soon as I applied my foundation I could feel it already dissolving into my skin creating a nice, even base.

4. Becca First Light Priming Filter 

This is another one I didn’t notice anything different when wearing it and when not wearing it. It is said to be good for photos so I used it on a day where I was taking photos for my blog and again, didn’t see any different when wearing it than when not.

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5. MUA Pro Base Primer Oil

This is the cheapest one out of the lot. As soon as I apply it I notice a more radiant glow to my skin but as soon as I apply foundation it goes back to a patchy mess unless blended well. Saying that, I have it on right now and I have the most radient, glowy look but I spent a little while longer blending as I had no specific time slot to get ready in. So if it weren’t for the slight patchyness this one would definitely be my favourite.

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As you can tell, I’ve included primers from a range of different prices. The real main different I came to figure was that some create a better makeup base for specific makeup looks than others.

Thank you for reading, if you have any questions please let me know in the comments!

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