- Best Primers For Mature Skin
The Best Primers For Mature Skin
With an overwhelmingly large selection of primers to choose from, finding the right one for you and your skin can seem a little, well, off-putting. Besides, aren’t primers just another pointless gimmick created by cosmetic companies?
The answer to that is a resounding no. Sure, the uprising of primers is a relatively new notion, but there are a variety of very good reasons as to why they’ve become so popular. Finding the right primer can lead you on a direct pathway to longer-lasting makeup, smoother skin and blurred out imperfections.
If you’re struggling to find the right primer among all of the ludicrous names and jazzy-looking bottles then have a browse through our no-fuss, comprehensive guide to primers for mature skin.
I’ll be damned if anyone wakes up with a naturally peppy complexion, even after a full eight-hour sleep. However, this revitalising primer wakes up and beautifies your complexion for you with its intoxicating blend of botanical boosters and vitamin A. Yep, you heard that right – this beauty must-have invigorates and smooths out skin with its lightweight formula, resulting in a refreshed complexion. *Adds to bag, IMMEDIATELY*.
If you’re wanting your makeup to stick around in even the most trying of situations, this one is for you. Its oil-free formula means less shine and less reapplication, which in turn means more time for that coffee catch up. Better still, it utilises light reflection to minimise the look of fine lines and signs of tiredness. Now, that’s something we can get on board with!
We all know the importance of protecting fragile skin from UVA/B rays, which is why it’s vital to have at least one SPF-infused product. A good SPF primer can keep skin looking youthful and protected for when you’re perusing the shops whilst also keeping your look in place. This golden gem from bareMinerals smooths, protects and even brightens your complexion with its BB primer-cream formula, making it the cult-favourite it has become.
Transform your skin into a canvas that’s velvet to the touch with this best-selling primer. Serving up 12 hours of makeup perfection, this colourless primer instantly reduces the size of pores, fine lines and uneven texture, leaving you with a canvas that’s soft, smooth and flawless. Better yet, an extra infusion of SPF 30 ensures that your skin is protected from sun exposure.
The great thing about this particular primer is that it can be used in a multitude of ways: wear it underneath foundation as a traditional primer, on its own for a glowing, dewy look or on top of foundation as an instant skin pick-me-up. There’s no doubt that you’re a Charlotte Tilbury fan – who isn’t? – and this unique primer makeup lives up to the luxe nature of CT products. If you’re looking for a healthy glow that blurs out the look of fine lines, this is the primer you need to invest in.
Treat your skin to the magical powers of Farsali’s Unicorn Essence. This dual-purpose serum is your fast track to skin that’s protected from environmental aggressors and prepped for makeup application. Composed with antioxidant superfruits such as acai, goji and blueberry, it boosts skin health all whilst minimising fine lines and dark spots.
Make way in your makeup collection for this powerhouse of a primer. This expert anti-ageing formula from Algenist is home to a cocktail of seven high-performing ingredients, all of which work around the clock to refine pores and blur fine lines. Once applied, you’ll be left with skin that’s satin-soft and ready to face the day.
Introducing: baby-soft-skin in a bottle. Specially designed by plastic surgeons, the IT Cosmetics No.50 serum has skin looking brighter and smoother in seconds. Formulated with a mix of essential oils, antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals, it locks in that all-important moisture and gives skin a shine-free finish that’s perfect for makeup application.
Some days, our complexions just don't live up to their full potential (usually due to sleepless nights, stress-filled days and an over-indulgence of caffeine). Luckily, this lightweight solution from Charlotte Tilbury is here to save the day. This innovative beauty essential combines the versatility of a primer with the glow of a highlighter for instantly beautified results that keep your makeup in place.
For truly flawless results, try adding an oil-free primer into your routine and discover your longest wear yet. The Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer contains SPF 15 protection with mineral-derived sunscreens (titanium and zinc oxide), helping to protect and perfect your visage throughout even the most trying of times.
This iconic formula is filled to the brim with a cocktail of nourishing and hydrating ingredients, meaning you get the benefits of a moisturiser as well as a gripping primer. Smoothing out fine lines, the primer injects a youthful glow into fatigued complexions for a peppy finish.
Collagen is a girl's best friend when it comes to maintaining a youthful visage, and luckily, this primer has heaps of the stuff included within its mix. This 2020 beauty award-winner has combined a cryo-firming complex together with Italian glacial water and padina pavonica to reduce the appearance of visible lines and uneven skin textures.
Get your hands on the perfect canvas with a primer that covers all areas. Lock down your look with the Avant Pro Perfecting Collagen Touche Eclat Primer and make the most of your foundation. Containing the all-important skin care ingredient, collagen, this mattifying primer helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for a naturally youthful complexion on demand.
The Guerlain Météorites Bases is here to save your skin from dullness, fatigue and creasing, utilising stardust technology to reflect light that hits the skin. The result? A soft-focus filter that diffuses light over the skin to correct the complexion. It's your new beauty weapon!
All good things come in threes – and the Max Factor Miracle Beauty 3 In 1 Prep Primer is no exception! Combining three skin-enhancing actions together, this makeup must-have extends the longevity of makeup, protects against pollution, UV rays and blue light, and shields against harmful sun exposure. It's the perfect solution for fighting off age-inducing aggressors.
In Armani we trust. Our favourite designer powerhouse has created an elite and deeply luxurious primer that sets out to keep your makeup in place from the AM to the PM. Delivering an illuminating action, the formula enhances makeup application and helps out dull skin with a soft glow.
If your like your makeup to boast clean labels, Paula's Choice is your go-to brand. This cruelty-free formula banishes the likes of alcohol, sulphates and other skin care nasties, all the while keeping your makeup in place without any cakiness.
Clinique have provided us with many elite products over the years, their Superprimer Face Primer being one of our favourites. Loved for its lightweight texture, this primer wears effortlessly throughout the day while colour correcting any uneven skin tones. If there was ever a handbag product that you absolutely needed, it would be this!
The Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer tops beauty charts on the daily due to its golden, light-reflecting formulation. The fluid formulat blends in effortlessly and delivers a silky finish that blurs out fine lines, enlarged pores and dullness. It's our beauty saviour!
Boasting a fluid formula, the Natasha Denona Lifting Primer Anti-Aging Serum targets fine lines and pores to reveal unified surface and flawless results. Better still, this primer-serum hybrid is filled to the brim with a deeply nourishing blend of anti-ageing ingredients that get to work throughout the day, revealing a naturally balanced complexion that can be rocked every day.
Written by Ellie Child
With five years’ experience under her belt, Ellie has worked alongside a range of highly regarded makeup artists, giving her a real insight into what consumers should be spending their money on.