A couple of years a go I was certain that primers were a gimmick and didn't actually have any effect on your makeup or it's staying power. However, there is now not a day that goes by with out me applying one, so let me introduce you to my favourite of them all... Benefit POREfessional Primer.
This oil-free, skin-coloured balm is a wonder product those of us with over-sized pores. Once applied, this products becomes translucent meaning that it is prefect for any skin tone. Although the POREfessional Primer is meant to be used in a way that targets your more troublesome areas, I like to apply the tiniest amount all over my face and then go in with a little bit extra where my pores are more of an issue - mainly the center of my face, my nose and chin.
I find that by doing this you are not only left with the perfect base to work with as your pores are minimized but also you are left with an almost silk like texture to your skin which helps foundation to glide on effortlessly. This is the primer that I reach for if I need my makeup to last all day as I find that I don't even need as little as a mid-day top up and I happy with the fact that I know my makeup is going to look the same leaving the house in the morning as it does coming home in the evening. I should also mention that you need the smallest amount of this product, so it is going to last you absolutely ages!
This is a primer that you are able to use over your makeup, simply by patting it on lightly and then gently blending in. Personally I don't like to use it in this was and keep the application strictly pre-makeup, however POREfessional's sister; Agent Zero Shine looks right up my street.
What is your favourite primer?