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We’ve said it be­fore and we’ll say it again – prim­ing be­fore you ap­ply make-up is cru­cial to a flaw­less ap­pli­ca­tion. If you’re not fa­mil­iar with it, primer prob­a­bly seems like an ex­tra (maybe un­nec­es­sary?) step. But if you use it, you’ll know why make-up artists are ob­sessed.

Now, not just a make-up base, primers have the abil­ity to tem­po­rar­ily ‘fill in’ fine lines, min­imise en­larged pores and com­bat signs of fa­tigue, red­ness and dry skin, mak­ing them es­sen­tial in your beauty reg­i­men. “Many primers are for­mu­lated with sil­i­cone-based poly­mers be­cause of their ul­tra-smooth­ing ef­fects,” says Bobbi Brown cos­met­ics train­ing man­ager Olivia Wild. “The key is to use the cor­rect primer for your skin type.”

If your skin is – and there’s no pretty word for it – dull, Wild rec­om­mends a peach or yel­low-based primer. “These two colours are your best friends to neutralise dark cir­cles un­der the eye.” Lilac tones neutralise yel­low and are best for cor­rect­ing sal­low com­plex­ions, she adds, while green tones are won­der­ful for neu­tral­is­ing red­ness – es­pe­cially if you have rosacea. TRY: 1. Smash­box Photo Fin­ish Foun­da­tion Primer SPF20 with Der­maxyl Com­plex, $78. 2. Smash­box Photo Fin­ish Colour Cor­rect­ing Foun­da­tion Primer in Ad­just, $76. 3. Revlon Pho­toready Color Cor­rect­ing Primer, $37. 4. La Mer Per­fect­ing Treat­ment, $360. 5. Ben­e­fit The Porefes­sional Face Primer, $57. 6. Bobbi Brown Il­lu­mi­nat­ing Face Base SPF25, $75.

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