A primer may seem like an unnecessary step in your make-up routine but if you suffer from an uneven skin tone or your foundation never seems to last past lunchtime then you need one in your beauty arsenal. Team ELLE have been prepping their skin with more primers than we ever imagined existed, here are the top sixMore
This primer has a really creamy texture that gives skin a matte finish and leaves it feeling silky to the touch. It also helps eye shadow adhere to the lid for longer and without creasing. The soft peachy shade helps to even out pigmentation in the skin but possibly wouldn’t be suitable for every skin colour.
Reviewed by Suzanne Scott, Acting Beauty Writer
Urban Decay Shadow Primer Potion, £12
MAC’s primer goes on like a dream, smoothing open pores and blemishes; it makes a great canvas for make-up. Skin feels so smooth and radiant you’ll be tempted to forgo your foundation altogether. The opaque black bottle means you don’t know when you’re close to running out - that's a minus with a product as indispensable as this one.
Reviewed by Sophie Gridley, ELLE Intern
MAC Prep + Prime Skin, £16.50