My Favorite Make-up Primers for Winter (2019)

I fully believe that as the seasons and weather changes, your skin reacts differently and in turn that affects how your make-up sits on your face. I always have a drawer of primers in rotation, depending on the timing of the year (yes I'm high maintenance), but honestly if I'm going to spend the time to do my makeup, then why wouldn't I make sure it would last? I wouldn't want my work to go to waste! 

In this post, I will share with you my tried and true favorite primers for the Winter months and why they work for me. 

Hydrating Primers
1. Make Up For Ever - Hydrating Primer*
This provides my skin with an instant boost of hydration leaving behind a supple and plump canvas to work with. It evens outs any dry patches and eliminates it and quickly sinks into the skin, therefore not delaying the rest of my make-up application.

2. Lancome - Prep & Hydrate Illuminating Make-Up Primer*
This primer also provides all of the hydrating goodness as mentioned above and also gives a bit of dewiness and brightness without being overboard. It feels luxurious on the skin without being heavy.

1. PIXI Beauty - Hydrating Milky Mist*
I like to use this product before and after make-up application. It can also be used as a setting spray which is what I did when we had about -36c weather here. It just gave me an extra barrier of hydration and helped my makeup to blend together effortlessly.

2. Urban Decay - Rebound Collagen - Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray*
This is an amazing primer in setting spray form.  It evens out my skin tone and leaves behind a subtle glow and makes it look youthful. The spray is quite fine, so I typically use 1-2 spritz, and it absorbs fairly quickly. 
I have been using this everyday, and I am so obsessed with this. I even layer this with the products mentioned above. It has an evening quality to it and helps to fill and blur out my pores and helps keep my oil production at bay. Ever since using this, I haven't had to blot or reapply my make-up throughout the day in my problem area (t-zone), where I used to see my make-up slide off mid-day.

2. Laneige - Mini Pore Blur Perfector
This is almost like a moisturizer but with subtle blurring qualities - it is more hydrating than the DIOR, it is more like the MUFE and Lancome primer consistency but with pore filling qualities. On my natural days where I just want to put on some concealer, I just use this to even-out my skin.

3. Origins - Pore Perfecting Cooling Primer with Willowherb*
When I notice that I have some puffiness to the skin or that my skin is looking tired and I'm feeling like I need a perk-up, this is my go-to. It has a foam formulation that is cooling upon application and feels great. It hydrates the skin while also filling pores.

Have you tried any of these products before? What are your go-to Winter primers? I'd love to hear from you!

XO - M.

*products were sent to me for consideration, all opinions are my own.

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