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Tricks of the trade: Skin Primers

Simply put, primers help keep your makeup where you want it. They’re a must in your makeup bag

Simply put, primers help keep your makeup where you want it. They’re a must in your makeup bag

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Besides giving your base staying power, a primer can:
– prevent eye shadow creasing or smudging by absorbing oil. (Gently apply primer around your eyes and eyelids.)
– give you thicker and fuller eyelashes. (Layer eyelash primer under your regular mascara.)
– stop lipstick feathering or settling into those fine lines. (Dab a bit of primer onto your lips.)
– work as a highlighter. (Apply to your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.)
– cover unsightly bruises. (Apply a yellow-based primer over the bruise. The yellow neutralises the blue tones.)

PRIME TIME
Try some of our favourites:
Smashbox Photo Finish Colour Correcting Primer R355
Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector R230
M.A.C Prep + Prime Lash R190

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