Primers... the holy grail of smooth, flawless-looking skin! Is it skincare? Is it makeup? Really, it can be used as both! Whether you favour a full face of makeup or lean towards a more minimal approach, a primer has a place in both routines, and with the range by NYX Professional Makeup, you can find a primer that not only works for your routine but one that's perfect for your skin type too! Choosing the right primer can completely revolutionise your skin and your final makeup look, so to help you select the one for you, we're taking a closer look at the awesome choices by NYX Professional Makeup at Superdrug, which are all 100% vegan!
So, how do I know which primer is right for me?
Ah the million-dollar question, with so many primers available now to bridge the gap between your skin care regime and your makeup application the biggest challenge can be working out where to start! Luckily the diagnostic below is a great place to start…
Now, get to know your new best friend!
*NEW* NYX Professional Makeup Smoothing Marshmellow Root Infused Super Face Primer
Fresh in from a sell-out launch in the US, the Smoothing Marshmellow Root Infused Super Face Primer from NYX Professional Makeup is the latest primer to join an already stellar lineup! The 10-in1 soft, whipped texture delivers both soothing marshmallow root to fight signs of ageing and skin irritation as well as B12 vitamin to renew and revive your complexion. What's more? It gives you a filter-free, soft-focus glow that extends makeup wear up to 16 hours! The transparent finish is suitable for all skin tones, plus it's free from silicones and 100% vegan! It's an absolute winner in our eyes!
3. Extends makeup wear for 16h
6. Evens tone
7. Minimizes texture
8. Blurs lines
9. Adds a soft-focus finish
10. Keeps makeup fresh
NYX Professional Makeup Super Brightening Papaya Bright Maker Face Primer
Introducing the Super Brightening Papaya Bright Maker Face Primer that not only extends makeup wear for up to 24 hours it also helps naturally brighten natural skin tone over time when used daily! This is the perfect primer for dull complexions or for anybody who just wishes to add a little extra brightness to their skin. It features a unique combo of exfoliating papaya and Vitamin C extract and skin conditioners to rejuvenate and soothe dry, dull and tired skin. Little bits of mica mineral delivers a subtle touch of radiance that enhances your complexion, whether alone or under makeup. Its transparent finish makes it suitable for all skin-tones, and you can rest easy knowing the formula is vegan. With a beautiful papaya scent and long term skin benefits, this little overachiever is set to be the latest must-have for achieving that healthy, bright complexion we all crave year-round.
NYX Professional Makeup Blurring Vitamin E Infused Pore Filler Face Primer
Lightweight and translucent, the Blurring Vitamin E Infused Pore Filler Face Primer helps to minimise the appearance of pores and prep your complexion for smooth makeup application and durability with its multi-silicone blend that instantly fills pores without enlarging them. It is a super light primer base that creates a soft cushion between skin and makeup extending its wear for up to 12hrs. The finish is transparent and is suitable for all skin tones, however, it is ideal for oily skin. Better yet, this go-to face base is also formulated without oil or talc and you can also rest easy knowing the formula is 100% vegan.
NYX Professional Makeup Plumping Honey Dew Me Up Primer
Now offering honeydew extract in place of honey, the renovated formula of the Plumping Honey Dew Me Up Primer promises to plump you up with rejuvenating A & C vitamins and soothe with anti-inflammatory specks of gold. Rich! This dynamic combo leaves ageing, dry and/or sensitive skin with long-term skin benefits while also giving you an immediate warm, dewy glow. Wear alone for a skin-conditioning, healthy glow or under makeup as a must-have for the start of any dewy routine. It's super cute spatula makes scooping on the serum texture easy and will leave you saying 'oh honey!'. And you guessed it, with the change of formula, it's 100% vegan friendly!
NYX Professional Makeup Hydrating Centella Hydra Touch Face Primer
The Hydrating Hydra Touch Primer has a rejuvenating gel formula that delivers both instant and long-term skin benefits. The Centella Asiatica promotes cell and collagen growth, niacinamides reduce redness and pore size and liquorice root extract lightens hyperpigmentation. It's ideal for dry skin needing some TLC and recovery from environmental pollutants. The transparent finish is suitable for all skin tones, and just as with all other NYX Professional Makeup primers, this is also 100% vegan.
NYX Professional Makeup Mattifying Charcoal Infused Shine Killer Face Primer
Like magic, the 100% vegan Mattifying Charcoal Infused Shine Killer Face Primer absorbs oil and excess sebum whilst also removing bacteria and other impurities from the skin, making it the best for those with an oily or congested complexion. While it starts black in colour, this lightweight, silicone formula dries to a clear, transparent finish, making it suitable for all skin tones. Wear alone for oil control or top with your favourite foundation for slick-proof wear.
Application Tips and Tricks:
Primers are best applied to a freshly clean, dry face. You can use clean fingers as well as a primer sponge or face brush to apply with more control in particular areas. Pro Tip: Mix and match primers based on your skin's needs in particular areas!