My Skin: Primer Time

I have decided to start a two-part edit about my skin and what I use on a daily basis.  For some strange reason though, I have started back to front if you like…I was just researching primers online as mine is about to run out.

So would you mind bearing with me gorgeous gals? Primers first, skin care routine second! Fingers crossed, it will all make sense in the end… 😉

Primers for the face; are as important to your foundation longevity, as supporting underwear is to a form-fitting frock.


They smooth, flatter and conceal, ensuring flawless foundation application.

It’s pretty darn pointless investing in the best outer-wear money can buy, if the products underneath are lacking or nonexistent.

Yes, my lovelies, unfortunately, its true.

So don’t be annoyed, if the fabulous new foundation you were talked into buying, slips off your face quicker than Usain Bolt out of the starting blocks.

Because foundation is just the top layer – what goes on underneath said foundation is equally (if not more) important.

Righto, its time I entered the confessional booth (no I’m not Catholic)…

I used to believe primers were a load of old tut.

Just another way for big brands to entice us to part with our hard-earned wonga.

But, in retrospect, I must confess I was wrong.

I was always the first to complain if my face looked too shiny on pics. Or by the end of a full day at work, I had little to no foundation left on my face.

Yes, like anyone in denial, I always blamed the foundation/brand.

As my skin began to age though, I had to start taking responsibility.

I began to realise the importance of every product in my beauty arsenal – If they are good enough to lust after and purchase, then they should be earning their keep – otherwise get rid of them.

Harsh? Yep. True? Of course!

When I am about to buy anything new. I always do my research.

Hence this post…my primer(s) are running low!

Did you notice I used primers in the plural sense?

Yes, depending on the job in hand, I choose the right product.

I have six, (yes, I know – it’s excessive – blame my OCD) but only three of those I would recommend and rotate on a daily basis.

I reach for the one that will cover what me skin needs that day.

My favourites: 

My Skin: Primer Time

Dermalogica Age Smart skinperfect primer $67.00 (but shop around, there are always good deals to be found)

Why is this in my top three?

  • spf 30 in a primer? yes please.
  • slight tint means it can be worn alone.
  • enhances luminosity.
  • contains peptides.
  • make-up stays put all day long – no need to touch up, even in SE QLD!
  • perfect for older skin.

Nikki Styling You included this as one of her top beauty products for 2014, make-up review. That was enough to spark my interest.

My Skin: Primer Time

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer $69.00 (Mecca Cosmetica).


  • feels like velvet on the skin.
  • spf 15.
  • restores moisture.
  • oil-free and make-up stays in place all day.
  • diminishes the appearance of fine lines.
  • suitable for all skin types.

Barbe Fashionista in Suburbia  really knows her stuff about beauty. She talked about how much she loved this product on her blog.

So guess what? I had to buy it.

Well, I trust the girl!

My skin: Primer Time

Porefessional by Benefit $53.00 (Adore Beauty)


  • minimises pores.
  • blurs imperfections.
  • fabulous staying power.
  • oil free.
  • glides on.

Basically, I would buy all three again. No questions. I love them all.

Don’t get me wrong I’m no guru, I will never stop making mistakes when it comes to purchasing beauty products.

Yes, sense still slips out of the window when a new product promising me the earth is launched – instant panic sets in, and I feel compelled to buy it.

My name is Bev and I am a beauty whore  😉

I am getting better though.

Here’s the thing.

You truly don’t need to rush out and buy every new product that promises you eternal youth.

Just wait for a blogger to do a review I say.

The bloggers I know and love, are all very honest with their readers.

Most are sent new release products for free.

Be rest assured. If they like the product, they’ll be sure to tell you, if its worth buying or not.

So come on, hit me with your primer suggestions. Do you wear primer? If so, what’s your favourite brand and why?

All products were purchased by me. 



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