Article by Ceri Wheeldon
We explore primers, foundations and concealers for mature skins.
What are primers?
Are they just marketing hype to persuade us to part with a little more cash – or do they actually serve a purpose?
I have been using foundation under my foundation for years – I really notice the difference if by any chance I happen to forget. Skin looks smoother, more luminous and dewy, and make up stays ‘put’ for longer. Many contain light reflecting particles to help diffuse fine lines, pores and imperfections.
Worn under foundation, they create a great canvas before you start to apply makeup. Some work as moisturisers, while others actually help to absorb oil and moisture – great for keeping makeup in place during hot weather or if having a hot flush. Others have SPF built-in or even skin...