WE’RE ON THE HUNT FOR A PORE-REFINING, SKIN-SMOOTHING WONDER OF A MAKE-UP BASE.
1. INSTANT PERFECTING PRIMER, ELIZABETH ARDEN £28
SIANADE The super-lightweight cream evened out my skin tone really well. ANNIE This one was very matte – so a bit drying for me, but it did help my make-up to last.
2. FILM SMOOTHER, DHC £17.50
SIANADE Ideal for dry skin, this rich cream is very luxe, but it does take a while to sink in. ANNIE This one applied nicely, but my make-up did slide off throughout the day.
3. PERFECTING TOUCH, CLARINS £26.50
SIANADE It feels super-smooth to apply, but it did dry out my skin a little bit. ANNIE I love the weighty pot and creamy formula, but my make-up still sunk into my pores.
4. UNIVERSAL PERFECTING PRIMER, ESTÉE LAUDER £25
SIANADE This one provides a silky-smooth base for make-up and it suits all skin types. ANNIE My make-up looked flawless when using this buttery-soft, ultra-rich primer. I love it!
5. LIFTING EFFECT PRIMER, DIEGO DALLA PALMA £24
SIANADE It didn’t improve my overall make-up appearance, but it is very moisturising. ANNIE The packaging is chic, but it didn’t improve my skin texture as much as I had hoped.