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Prep, Prime & Set Favourites

March 29, 2017

One of the most important steps in my makeup routine is prepping my skin right. Mist’s, primers and setters all play a major role in how my makeup applies and lasts. I’ve accumulated quite a few in the past years or so, here’s a few of my faves… 

Makeup Revolution Aqua Priming Base
This is a really great spray to prep your base, packed with multi vitamins to help hydrate and give the skin a dewy base. I don’t notice an difference in the wear time of my makeup but I do love the prep side of this mist.

The Ordinary High Adherence Primer 

Now this is one Primer that really does extend the wear of my makeup. A rather thick silicone consistency but it doesn’t make your skin feel tacky or sticky. For me it’s not needed everyday but for an event or a night out it’s my holy grail.

Rimmel Insta Fix & Go Setting Spray 

Again another great mist however my favourite use for this is when I’ve applied my makeup and if I feel like I’m looking a little powdery I spritz this mist and it takes away that powdered look. It has a ultra fine mist so it doesn’t wet your face like some mists do and it smells like melon!! Yum!

Technic Prime It Illuminating Primer

I picked this Primer up on a whim about a year ago and I’ve loved it ever since. It’s cheap as chips so I wasn’t expecting much but this is one of the best ‘illuminating’ primers I’ve ever used. When applied it adds such a beautiful luminosity to the skin and leaves you looking glowing. It’s doesn’t contain any chunky glitter which I find a lot of Primer of this sort do. It’s not the most hydrating Primer ever but it’s doesn’t dry my skin out either.

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm

This infamous ‘primer’ that took the beauty world by storm. If you haven’t heard about this shave Balm for men as a Primer where have you been living??? Under a rock?? This surprisingly works as a fantastic  Primer it makes an almost tacky base which is uncomfortable at first but when you blend in your Foundation that feeling goes away. The tackiness really helps the makeup adhere to the skin and clings on like glue helping to prolong the wear all day.

Primark Stay All Day Primer

Primark have been really upping their beauty game as of late, popping brilliant launches left right and Center. This Primer is one of them. It has an almost lotion type consistency and feels really nice on the skin. It’s not the most amazing at prolonging the wear of your makeup but it does give it a good go.

The Ordinary High Spread-Ability Fluid Primer

Newest to my Primer collection but it’s made it’s mark! This Primer is unlike any formulation I’ve used before. It has a pipet style applicator and is a really running silicone texture a little bit goes a long way 1/2 drops can do the whole face, it smooths out my skin like no other, it’s makes such a lovely base for foundation and has now become my everyday Primer.

Mac Fix+ 

The holy grail of life. A thousand and one uses. I can’t put it into words how much i love it. This list wouldn’t be complete without it!

Mario Badescu Facial Spray 

I’ve really really been loving this facial spray as of late. The mist contains rose water, aloe and herbs to help tone, soothe and hydrate the skin. It makes the perfect skin prep and perfect for spritzing through the day to refresh.

What are your favourite prep products? Let me know in the comment section! X



  • Caterina Sosso

    March 30, 2017 at 11:50 am

    This morning I was doing my makeup thinking "my makeup need to last until 8pm, I really need a good setting spray"!! Thank you very much for this post, perfect timing!!!!!:)

    Caterina |

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