The moisturiser-primer hybrids you need in your life
A 2-in-1 product we can get behind
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / November 18 2020
If there’s one thing we’re very excited about ATM, it has to be the steady slew of ultra-hydrating makeup primer options that have started flooding shelves. A perfect compromise between a moisturiser and primer, these picks remove the need to pile on an unnecessary amount of product, instead providing an effectively hydrating and skin-perfecting base in one fell swoop.
Here are our picks for the best bases that finely toe the line between skin care and makeup:
RMS beauty Master Radiance Base
Combining a glorious swathe of light-reflecting pearls, antioxidant-rich jojoba oil and meadowfoam seed oil (not to mention chia seed oil – a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids), this nourishing base helps to project a luminous and radiant complexion, for healthy-looking skin all day long.
LA MER The Perfecting Primer
Utilising La Mer’s notorious skin-loving formula, this skin-prepping primer delivers a bounty of hydrating, plumping and blurring goodness for a smoothed and perfected face, primped and ready for foundation application. La Mer’s miracle broth renews cells, calms redness and untreated inflammation, while their marine-infused ferment smooths the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. Magic.
Lancôme La Base Hydra Glow Primer
If you find yourself constantly having to negotiate long-lasting makeup and long-lasting hydration, this offering from Lancome is a god-send. With a 24-hour hydrating formula containing hyaluronic acid and rose, we’re talking plumped skin, and a minimisation of fine lines and redness. Dry-skinned gals this one’s for you.
OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Face Primer
Inspired by Ole’s famous eye cream of the same name, the Banana Bright primer delivers the same brightening, luminous results as the brand’s hero. The skin-perfecting formula also smooths skin and wrinkles for a perfected, brightened finish that’ll awaken even the most tired of skin.
GIORGIO ARMANI Luminous Silk Hydrating Primer
If you’re one of the many cult-followers of the Luminous Silk foundation, you’ll love this primer addition to the range. Touting an ultra-hydrating formula that complements the velvet matte finish of the famous base product that inspired its creation, it’ll leave skin soft, hydrated and refreshed for a whopping 48 hours.
Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.