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Find the Best Primer for Dry Skin

Find the Best Primer for Dry Skin

Prep and Prime the Skin with a Hydrating Primer

During the seasonal transition, it’s important to select skincare and makeup products that nourish and protect the skin. For those with combination, dry or dehydrated skin, changing weather conditions can exacerbate dryness. For this reason, a hydrating makeup primer should be a must-have in your beauty routine. We’ve curated an edit of the top 10 to help you find the best primer for dry skin.

What are the Best Primer Formulas for Dry Skin?

  1. Illamasqua Hydra Veil
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    Illamasqua Hydra Veil

    A lightweight gel formula, Illamasqua Hydra Veil creates the ultimate smooth canvas for makeup, banishing any patches of dryness. With an illuminating finish, it creates a naturally healthy glow and a level of hydration that lasts all day. Expect a soft-to-touch complexion that  looks fresh and balanced.

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  2. Emma Hardie Protect + Prime SPF30
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    Emma Hardie Protect + Prime SPF30

    For those that like to multitask in a morning, the Emma Hardie Protect + Prime SPF30 primes the skin for makeup and also protects against sun damage. It’s perfect for dry skin as it ensures a smooth even base that’s banishes dryness throughout the day.

    Curious to learn the Top 10 Best Emma Hardie products, read our dedicated blog post. 

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  3. The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer
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    The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

    The clue’s in the name – The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer sinks beautifully into the complexion to give a dewy ‘second skin’ effect. Your skin will feel hydrated, your base products will apply effortlessly, and the primer will help to improve makeup wear and longevity.

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  4. J.One Jelly Pack Multi-Functional Gel Primer
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    J.One Jelly Pack Multi-Functional Gel Primer

    An iconic bestseller in the Korean Beauty world, the J.One Jelly Pack Multi-Functional Gel Primer is a unique formula that locks in moisture to prepare the skin for the perfect makeup application. Packed with powerful antioxidants such as Hyaluronic Acid and Fullerene, your skin will feel instantly replenished with hydration.

    To discover more of our Korean beauty favourites, read our dedicated blog post: Top 10 Korean Beauty Products.

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  5. Laura Geller Spackle Treatment Under Makeup Hydrating Primer
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    Laura Geller Spackle Treatment Under Makeup Hydrating Primer

    With several versions of the formula to choose from – Original, Supercharged, Hydrating, Mattifying, Tinted and Soothing – Laura Geller Spackle Primer is a must-have beauty product to improve makeup application and prolong wear throughout the day. With skincare treatment benefits, varying by which version you select, it’s a skincare booster that can be used alone or under makeup. Those with dry complexions should opt for the Hydrating version – skin will feel nourished, refreshed, without a patch of dryness in sight.

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  6. By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Primer
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    By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Primer

    Moisture-boosting, anti-ageing and line-smoothing, the By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Primer ticks all the right boxes. With a soft focus finish that blurs lines and imperfections, this is a high-performance hydrating primer that acts as a lightweight corrector cream to prime and improve the skin texture.

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  7. Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer
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    Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer

    Curious about how a primer can develop the skin? The Kevyn Aucoin The Primed Skin Developer is an intelligent hybrid formula that’s enriched with skin-loving vitamins such as Hyaluronic Acid, Botanical Extracts and Marine Actives. Apply a small amount to the complexion for an instant boost of moisture and a natural luminosity.

    Want to know more about Kevyn Aucoin? Discover our blog post: A Guide to Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

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  8. Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer
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    Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer

    If you’re a fan of the the Eight Hour range by Elizabeth Arden, you’ll love the Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer. Creating a smooth canvas for makeup, the lightweight texture glides onto the skin to even out skin texture and minimise the visible signs of ageing. It’s ideal for dry skin as the ingredients help to minimise flaking.

     

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  9. This Works In Transit Camera Close-up
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    This Works In Transit Camera Close-up

    A multi-tasking beauty marvel: The This Works In Transit Camera Close-up is a face mask, moisturiser and primer in one incredible product. To use as a primer, apply a small amount and allow to sink in. With a noticeable plumping effect, thanks to the caffeine extract, skin appears more youthful, hydrated and energised. Great for dry and dehydrated skin, In Transit Camera Close-up will become your new daily essential.

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  10. REN Perfect Canvas Serum
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    REN Perfect Canvas Serum

    More than just a primer, the REN Perfect Canvas Serum is a primer-serum hybrid that provides an instant solution to hydration when the skin needs a boost. Allowing makeup to apply quickly and evenly, the primer has a soft matte finish that helps to hide fine lines, uneven texture and minor imperfections.

    Learn more about REN Clean Skincare in our blog post: Top 10 REN products.

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  11. First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturiser
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    First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturiser

    This primer is known for its delicious coconut scent. What’s more, the First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturiser is a saviour for dry skin as it contains a hydrating skin-smoothing ingredients such as Coconut Water and Quinoa. Described as a ‘priming moisturiser’, this two in one product saves valuable time in the morning.

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