Nowadays the weather is getting warmer so applying make-up can be quite hard. What’s even harder is how to keep that make-up set on your face without it melting because of the heat. In such cases, a primer is your saviour. It helps to smooth the creases on your skin so that your makeup stays on longer on your face (whether its foundation or contouring). You are missing out if you don’t have a collection of primers.

Here are some godsend primers that you should definitely try:

  • Hangover By Too Faced

If you’re someone who suffers from dry skin, Hangover by Too Faced is the perfect primer for you. It makes your skin glow, giving an appearance of freshness. Your make-up will stay put too! It has a liquidy texture like a moisturizer as it it is made from a combination of coconut water, skin revivers and probiotics. Every time I use this primer I receive many compliments.

Price: $32 in US and £27.98 in UK.



  • Pleasant coconut scent
  • Hydrates your skin
  • Paraben Free
  • Cruelty free
  • Packaging is unique


  • Not for oily skin


  • PORE fessional By Benefit

This primer had a lot of hype surrounding it. Most beauty experts recommend using this primer in particular! Let me say that this primer is a miracle for people who have open pores and have oily skin. The formula is completely oil-free and contains Vitamin E. It tends to fill in your pores completely for smooth application of makeup. I love this primer and use it on my pores for a flawless finish.

Price: 31$ in US and £27.50 in UK.



  • Smooth texture
  • Translucent coverage
  • Blends easily
  • Covers and smooths out pores


  • Flakes if you have dry skin


  • Rebound By Urban Decay

 Rebound by Urban Decay is a prep priming spray. It is a hydrating and setting spray for all skin types. Your make-up will literally stick to this spray. It contains collagen which helps boost the skin giving it a bouncy texture. I love using this spray as it’s super quick and easy to use.

Price: 34$ in US and £24 in UK.



  • Great for hydrating
  • Covers pores
  • Micro-fine mist spray so it covers the face evenly
  • Vegan product



  • Primerizer By Smashbox

If you’re looking for a moisturizer and a primer in one product then look no further. This primer works for all skin types and the foundation will glide on . Just 1 ½ pumps of this primer and you’re good to go! This is because it has a watery texture so it applies easily. You have to apply your foundation quite quickly whilst the primer is visible on your skin. If you’re use retinol at night and suffer from dry patches then this is a fantastic product to use.

 Price: 42$ in US and £33-50 in UK.



  • Good for dry skin in particular
  • 2 in 1 product
  • Lightweight on the skin
  • No oily residue


  • Not a ‘fits all’ product. Test it before you buy it.



  • Under(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, Invisible by Marc Jacobs

Rich in nutrients, this products is hands down the best primer for dry skin. Extremely smooth and it doesn’t make the skin greasy. Instead it hydrates  your skin beautifully and it sets the make-up on the skin without giving that cakey look.

Price: 44$ in US and £32 in UK.



  • Moisturizing
  • Viscous texture
  • Oil free
  • Long lasting


  • Pricey


All these primers are highly recommended and work miracles but do choose wisely as it all depends upon your skin type.