The Best Primers For Dry Skin

Dry skin isn’t always fun. It can be itchy, flaky, dull, and make foundation seem almost impossible to apply without caking around your nose and clinging to all the wrong places. Sound familiar?

If you feel like you’ve tried every moisturiser, serum, and hyaluronic acid going and your makeup still won’t play ball, don’t worry. All hope is not lost, you’ve just been missing an important step in your routine.

To get the ultra-smooth base of your dreams, you’re going to need to prep your thirsty skin with a primer designed specifically for dry skin types. Luckily for you, we’ve got loads of them. Check out our top five below.

Makeup Revolution Hydrate & Prime Hydrate Primer

Hyaluronic acid is a straight up saviour for thirsty skin, which is why Makeup Revolution Hydrate & Prime Hydrate Primer is packed with it, along with free radical fighting vitamin E. Absorbing quickly into the skin, this lightweight primer sits weightlessly under makeup and gives skin a subtle glow on makeup-free days.   

STILA One Step Correct

If you’ve not tried STILA One Step Correct yet, where have you been? A bestseller for a reason, this game-changing primer is your colour-corrector, brightener, and nourishing serum all in one. Ideal for those with dry skin looking to add a little moisture, even out skin tone, and add a hint of radiance. Oh, and a little goes a long way with this one, so the bottle will last you ages.

PUR 4in1 Correcting Primer Hydrate And Balance

Want a mattified finish without drying out your complexion? You need PUR 4in1 Correcting Primer Hydrate And Balance. Perfect for dehydrated, combination, or blemish-prone skin types, this multipurpose primer deeply moisturises whilst creating a mattified barrier between the skin and makeup to prevent breakouts. This perfect everyday primer is all about hydrated skin, without the shine.

Holika Holika Naked Face Gold Serum Primer

Let’s face it, your skin deserves the best, and that means prepping it with actual gold. Holika Holika Naked Face Gold Serum Primer is enriched with colloidal gold and pearl extracts which absorb quickly into the skin, leaving it instantly glowing and hydrated. This is the upgrade your regime was waiting for.

Cover FX Water Cloud Primer

Pollution is on the rise, which means it’s more important to incorporate anti-pollution products into your routine than ever before. Enter Cover FX Water Cloud Primer. Designed for dry, combination, and oily skin, this is the ultimate primer when it comes to defending against pollutants, free radicals, and blue-light emissions. Apply before makeup for flawless blending and all-day protection.