beauty . Makeup

When The Prime Is Right

Put your best face forward

Primers are the unsung heroes of the beauty world, creating silky smooth skin for foundations to glide on, with just one simple step. Building a beautiful makeup look requires a great base. Read on to see our picks for the latest primers in the market that are most tempting to try out.

Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer+

When it comes to natural skin-like makeup looks, IT Cosmetics has the right idea, with their range of products that not only create an amazing base, but protects the skin with great ingredients as well. The new Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer+ (SGD62/~USD44.82) is formulated to be a makeup magnet with all-day grip technology, acting as a pore refiner and hydrator as well.

Sui Black Primer Water

Famous for her fanciful fragrance bottles and feminine scents, Anna Sui’s Sui Black Primer Water (SGD42/~USD30.36) is as pretty to look at as it is effective on the skin. This primer serves as both lotion and makeup base, thanks to the large volume of Moist Watery Polymer as well as Pore Cover Powder that creates a layer of moisture that helps maintain the skin’s suppleness, concealing pores and smoothing out bumpy skin at the same time.

Luminature Glow Cream

A lovely peony-scented product that promises to take care of your skin’s brightness, texture and radiance while providing a luminous hydrated base is definitely not one to miss. Sulwhasoo’s Luminature Glow Cream (SGD195/~USD140.99) is formulated with skullcap root extract, honeysuckle extract and apricot kernel oil into a unique creme brulee texture to give you an enviable glow when used.

Pro Filt'r Mattifying Primer

The world went wild when Fenty Beauty announced the launch of the much-anticipated Pro Filt’r Primer series (SGD48/~USD34.70). Made with a unique blend of agave extract and blurring powders, this primer melts into all skin tones, leaving behind nothing but an airbrushed canvas; the ultimate clean slate.

Illuminating Foundation Primer

Paul & Joe Beaute’s Illuminating Foundation Primer (SGD68/~USD34.70) is specially created for Asian skin tones, with lavender pearls to correct the yellow-tones, giving you a rosy, fresh glow. This component also reflects light to add lustre and a sculpted look to one’s features, creating a radiance that appears to be from within.

(Cover photo from: @paulandjoe_beaute)

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