Skin so shiny it’s causing a makeup meltdown? Or is your dry complexion creating a cakey base? Well, whatever your foundation faux pas, L’Oreal has got a cure for ya with its new range of marvellous makeup primers.
If you’ve been hiding under a rock, you might have missed the memo that primers are beauty’s big news. Not only do they make your base go all day (and night if you pick the right one), they can correct your complexion before you put foundation anywhere near your skin.
And that’s why we rejoiced when a new range of L’Oreal Infallible Primers landed on the DARE desk. Promising to smooth skin, reduce the appearance of pores, colour correct and even make blemishes look barely there, we put them straight to the test, applying them on cleansed, moisturised skin. Our findings? There’s a little something for everyone. With five to pick from, all you’ve gotta do is find out which one you need in your life. What are you waiting for?
Which L'Oreal Paris Infallible Primer is right for you?
Skin slicker than Justin Timberlake’s moves? You need a lightweight primer up your sleeve. Specially designed to help control sebum, L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer leaves skin smooth and matte, so your foundation won’t be sliding anywhere until you choose to remove it.
If you suffer from a dry, dehydrated complexion, you’ll know how much makeup likes to flake and dance on the dull side of things. To give it a kick, smooth on L’Oreal Infallible Anti-Fatigue Primer after your usual skincare regime and watch your complexion get its glow back and your foundation last all day.
Skin beetroot red and you haven’t even stepped near the cross trainer? If you’re prone to redness, you’ll know how hard it is to disguise, even with a full face of makeup. Enter L’Oreal Infallible Anti-Redness Foundation Primer, formulated with a light green tint (like our fave colour-correcting concealers) to help neutralise redness. The result? A neutral base to work from, so your foundation looks Instagram-perfect from morning till night.
For uneven skin
If you’re dreaming of skin as smooth as a Kardashian selfie with a load of Facetune on, L’Oreal Infallible Pore Refining Primer is for you. Designed to ‘resurface’ skin, it acts as a sort of beauty Polyfilla, filling in uneven areas and large pores to give you that airbrushed, photo-ready finish.
For dull skin
Skin duller than a rainy English day? L’Oreal has got an easy way to get glowing. Not only does L’Oreal Infallible Luminising Primer make your base go the distance, but it’s infused with optical brighteners to get that dewy catwalk-skin finish. You only need a little dab to reap the brightening benefits, so use it sparingly before your base for a lit-from-within look.
For combination skin
Oily T-zone but cheeks prone to redness? You can make the new range work for you. Add L’Oreal Infallible Anti-Redness Foundation Primer to cheeks and smooth L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer on your nose and forehead. The result? A custom-blend of primers that’ll get skin looking its best.
Our pick of choice? L’Oreal Infallible Pore Refining Primer on nights out (because a girl’s gotta selfie and it gives us perfect skin) and L’Oreal Infallible Foundation Luminising Primer until the weather warms up. Get your mitts on them now – your makeup bag won’t regret it!