All About That Base

April 26, 2016

DSC_0197Hey there my sweetness!

One of my most important steps in applying makeup is the base, uh huh. I’m so all about that base! See what i did there? Heh heh. I seriously don’t know how i would cope without primer even though i used to. It has made like, the hugest difference to the application and duration of my makeup.

So today i thought, hey! Why don’t i share with you guys my little stash of primers. So here we go gorgeous!

  1. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
  2. Mac Strobe Cream
  3. Benefit That Gal Brightening Primer
  4. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer
  5. Marc Jacobs under(cover) Primer
  6. Benefit Porefessional Primer
  7. Collection 2000 Primed And Ready Reviving & Anti-fatigue Illuminating Primer



Smashbox hydrating primer

I think this is the most hydrating primer ever. It is pretty moisturising. I was recommended by someone and decided to buy it. It was the first mid – high range product i’d ever bought, primer wise that is. It’s really refreshing and is amazing for dry skin.

Mac Strobe Cream

Okay, i don’t really think this is a ‘primer’ It’s a strobe cream but hey it really does work for me. It’s basically a moisturiser but it makes makeup glow with a perfect dewy complexion. This is the mini version which is £10, i would defiantly buy the full size. It feels amazing and ahhh, it’s just perfect okay.

Benefit That Gal Brightening Primer

I have a mini travel size of this and i am so considering buying the full size once i’ve used it up. It’s like a moisturiser personally. It does what it says on the tin, brightens and just gives that glowing look. I couldn’t fault it to be perfectly honest. I like that it’s a pink colour. Ahhhh it’s just so prettyyy.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer

Okay, this primers pretty expensive. It costs around £30. I haven’t used this primer loads and loads because i just seem to reach for the others. Texture wise it feels a lot like the porefessional. Ya know, that velvety kind of feeling. It has little gold flecks in which really amazed me, hence i bought it heh heh. But don’t worry it doesn’t come up on your skin, kinda magic!

Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Primer

Where do i even start with this beauty, IT’S THE BEST THING EVER. But also pretty pricey. It’s like £30 or something like that which is pretty steep for some (Me including), let’s be honest. Living in the UK means it’s a little harder to find. Mine was bought on the Harrods website. If you wanna splurge and treat yourself then this bad boy is the one. It’s like, my most luxurious primer and i love how hydrating it is. Out of all my primers this is the beauty i use the most.

Benefit Porefessional

This primer is like, amazing. I’ve only ever used mini versions but i would so buy the full size product. It’s really velvety and a skin tone colour. It will banish pores and smooth out your complexion. I only apply to my t zone because that’s where my makeup tends to come off and get shiny.

Collection 2000 Primed And Ready Reviving & Anti-fatigue Illuminating Primer

That is quite a long name haha, whether i needed to write it all or not i’m not sure. Have i just wasted 5 minutes of my life writing a long as name? Highly likely. But anyway, this is the cheapest primer EVER. I payed £4.99 at boots, yeah you heard that right. Bargain alert! Also a perfect dupe for the Benefit That Gal Primer. They’re pretty similar not gonna lie. Same kind of texture, colour the lot! Take my advice and try it!

And That is it! My little (ish) stash of primers. Pretty please share with me your faves! If you liked this post then show some love beautiful by commenting, liking and subscribing!

Lots of Love,

A x





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  • Reply Tigritsa April 26, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    Love the Porefessional! It’s funny how once you try a primer, you can’t go back to not using them!

  • Reply ashleestuart April 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I am going to tattoo the Marc Jacobs primer on my arm as a reminder to go to Sephora and pick it up! I have always heard such great thanks, and I am definitely in need of a new primer. I had a sample of it whenever I was buying my foundation, but I lost it on the way home, haha. I am going to have to try a ton of these! They all look so great, haha. Great post!

    Ashlee Liz

    • Reply Littlebeautyblogxo April 28, 2016 at 3:09 pm

      I love this comment so much! Tattoo it, oh my haha! That’s such bad luck too!:( I would have been gutted! Thank you for reading honey xo

  • Reply beautyandjess April 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I so badly want to try the Marc Jacobs primer but can’t justify spending the money on it :'(

    • Reply Littlebeautyblogxo April 28, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      It is so expensive:( mine was a present so i didn’t have the stress of debating it x

  • Reply Kirsty Jarvie April 26, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Might have to try that Collection primer!

  • Reply veryvasquez April 26, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I really want to try the “that gal” primer! I’ve been wanting a primer that has more glow and is a little less mattifying!

  • Reply madithemermaid April 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Great post, love the look of the YSL one! xx

  • Reply lauralivinglife24 April 26, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    The porefessinal is a godsend! The smash box disappointed me because it didn’t work for me… I am very intrigued about the Marc Jacobs, but for £30 that is quite a lot. Whether to take the plunge or not 😂😂 great post xx


    • Reply Littlebeautyblogxo April 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      Honestly honey, it’s so worth the plunge. I won’t ever look back now! I wanted it for months! Thank you! xx

  • Reply Trish Uy April 26, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    OMG primer heaven. I really wanna try the Marc Jacobs Primer. Great post!

  • Reply Katie April 26, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks for this! I’ve only recently got into primers, and so I’m looking forward to try and use these!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

  • Reply Samantha April 26, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Benefit’s Porefessional is my go to primer at the moment – such an amazing product.


    • Reply Littlebeautyblogxo April 28, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      I always seem to go back to it, it’s like a classic primer! Thank you for reading! xo

  • Reply Rutele April 26, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Ive wanted that Marc Jacobs one for so long! Ughhh

  • Reply AlifyaLifestyle April 26, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Amazing products!! 🙂 x


  • Reply Gini April 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Could rate them in order of how they helped your make up last longer, please? This post came into my life at the exact right point as I’m debating which one to get next and you reviewed all the ones I was considering, haha! Fab post

    • Reply Littlebeautyblogxo April 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Okay, so the professional has to be the best for long long lasting makeup, then the marc jacobs one which yeah i would of thought would be the best. Then i’d say the smash box primer, benefit that gal primer, collection 2000 primer and then the Mac strobe cream because obviously it’s job is to make makeup last. Xo

      • Reply Gini April 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

        Thanks! I really really want that darn Marc Jacobs now 😂 thanks!

  • Reply asianamericanretailprincess April 29, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    LOVE this!!

  • Reply grownupglamblog May 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I love the Marc Jacobs! It is so incredible, honestly I feel like it is more of a moisturizer than a primer but I am crazy for it! The benefit is great too, but again I think I love it more for the small and texture rather than filling in pores😍😍

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