Which is the right primer from The Ordinary for my skin type?

Primers make makeup apply easier and last longer, but it's important you pick the right one. Discover which primer from The Ordinary is best for your skin type.

If you're on the lookout for an effective but affordable primer, then The Ordinary is a great place to start. This innovative brand are known for creating products which actually work, without using fancy packaging, marketing ploys or dishonesty to sell them.

The Ordinary currently have two primers available and choosing which one to go for really depends on your skin type and what you want out of your primer. Read on to discover which primer is best for you.



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The High-Spreadability Fluid Primer

The High-Spreadability Fluid Primer is a lightweight primer with a serum-like texture, this makes it very hydrating and gives your skin a natural, dewy appearance. Once applied, it helps foundations and concealers to apply more evenly, notably around the eyes and over dry patches.

This primer compliments all foundation types but is particularly good for fuller coverage foundations which can drag on the skin and be difficult to apply evenly, especially on dry skin. The Ordinary Coverage Foundation and this primer are the perfect match!

The High-Spreadability Fluid Primer has an oil-free and water-free formulation so delivers a natural radiance to the skin without clogging the skin or causing irritation.



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Who is this primer best for?

If you have a dry skin type but still want to enjoy full coverage foundations, then this primer is perfect for you as it will hydrate your skin whilst working well under heavier foundations. This primer is also suitable for sensitive skin types, and those with dull or sallow skin who want more of a glow to their complexion.

The High-Adherence Silicone Primer

The second primer that The Ordinary have to offer is the High-Adherence Silicone Primer. This primer contains silicones which mattify and blur the skin for a more flawless complexion. Once applied, it reduces the look of pores, fine lines and imperfections for a HD-finish.

The silicones also mean foundation will hold better to the skin for greater adherence, so if you're after a primer to make your makeup last longer this may just be the one.

Whilst the High-Spreadability Fluid Primer is best used under makeup, this primer can be used both under makeup or on its own to achieve that blurring effect.

The Ordinary High-Adherence Primer

Who is this primer best for?

The High-Adherence Silicone Primer is perfect for those with oily skin types whose makeup tends to disappear throughout the day. The mattifying finish will keep any excess shine at bay and hold makeup on for longer.

It also works well for blemish-prone skin, or mature skin as the silicones blur imperfections and fill in any fine lines for a more even foundation application.

These two primers from The Ordinary satisfy every skin type, so whether you have dry skin and want more radiance, or suffer with excess oils, the primers will make your foundation apply more evenly, last longer and defeat any skincare woes.

You can browse the entire product range from The Ordinary at Adore Beauty, to create a whole skincare routine which works for your skin type.


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