Look, I’ll be real with you. I never use a primer under my makeup. Like, ever. The reason? Pure laziness. Once I’ve applied my serum, moisturiser, and SPF, I honestly cannot be bothered with a fourth skincare step, so I just slap on my makeup and go about my day.
The narrative I’m choosing to accept is this: if we have our skincare down pat, we can easily ditch the primer, right? If our serums and moisturisers are doing their jobs properly, there should really be no need for an extra layer of product.
But every now and then, I get a bad case of the Primer Guilts. My symptoms include staring longingly at the 10 expensive primers lying dormant in my bathroom cabinet, begging to see the light of day, and obsessively Googling “primer skincare benefits”.