Primers are a funny thing, some people swear by them, others think they are a waste of money.
I'll be honest, daily I stick to simply a moisturiser under my make up but for nights out and occasions I always wear a primer to ensure my make up stays put the full day and night.
A product I've come across recently that I absolutely love is the Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow. This works as a primer, illuminator, re-surfacer and moisturiser all in one. It really is quite the wonder product.
It appears as a white lotion with tiny particles in it, you wouldn't be silly for thinking it was an exfoliator at first glance. These tiny particles burst and settle into the skin as you smooth over your face and this is what creates that illuminating glow. Only a pea size amount is required.
Now with any illuminating product it would be easy to think it would cause oily, shine or shimmer to the skin but this product does exactly what it says on the tin by simply revealing a fresh, inner glow and working as a perfect base for foundation. It hydrates the skin and gives just the right amount of slip to apply your foundation smoothly and evenly. It has already done it's work underneath to help your skin appear more flawless before foundation even needs to be applied.
In fact, this product even works well on it's own, so much so it will be coming with me on holiday next week to hydrate my skin, give me a fresh glow and save the public from the horror that is my naked face!!
At £36 for 50ml it is a hefty price tag but so far is the only downside I see to this product. It really helps to lift dull, lifeless skin in an instant!