Make-up primers are basically like sanding a wooden floor, they create a smooth, less porous surface onto which you can add longer lasting make-up.
Silicone primers do create a smoother, more flawless feeling finish, but aren't so great for acne sufferers, whereas other primers are formulated to be really nourishing and moisturising - great for dry skin, but perhaps not so much for oilier complexions.
Whatever your skin type, finding the right primer can be a godsend, making your make-up last much longer and brightening your whole look. Check out our pick of the best make-up primers that you need in your life.More
New kid on the block, this has shot straight up there as one of our favourites (no easy task). Why? It genuinely gives the most dewy all-over glow. We'd cover our entire body in it if we could.
Is it a highlighter? Is it a primer? Well, yes and yes, but also so much more. Charlotte Tilbury's latest secret to getting your skin but way better is a blemish blurring, pore concealing, glow giving all in one foundation base of dreams.