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Rejuvenate and hydrate: These primers transform mature skin for a confidence-boosting finish under makeup

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There is an onslaught of products recommended to perfect our makeup routines, and while a lot of it can be white noise, the humble primer is an investment that can really change the game.

That’s because it offers many benefits geared towards protecting your skin and getting the most out of your foundation.

Of course, some beauty experts claim the product isn’t necessary when applying moisturiser before your makeup, but in truth, that sentiment is reserved for young skin filled with collagen.

As the skin ages and transforms, a good primer can blur fine lines and create an even base that is great for hydrating your skin and keeping your foundation fresh.

The beauty world has seen an overhaul of what makeup can be over the past ten years.

Companies have enriched their foundations, concealers, and mascaras with vitamins, treatments, and antioxidants so your skin can achieve your desired results while you go about your day.

This modern handling of products is most present in primers, which are more like skincare solutions than makeup because they’re trying to get the best results from your skin, not your BB Cream.

After all, a healthy base equals a flawless cover girl finish.

We have found the best primers on the market for mature skin so you can start benefitting from their powers.

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Dubbed by Adore Beauty as “the first defence for combination skin against wrinkles,” it includes Nuxe’s classic jasmine flower antioxidant complex and Prodigieuse boost multi correction silky cream ingredients to hydrate the skin and defend it from the elements.

Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Boost Multi Correction Gel Cream, $57.99, Adore Beauty.

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Nude By Nature’s primer has many benefits, including but not limited to smoothing, extending the longevity of makeup, reducing imperfections, hydrating, and nourishing.

Nude By Nature Perfecting Primer Smooth and Nourish, $29.95, Adore Beauty.

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The creamy nature of this primer minimises fine lines around the eyes, which are delicate and need as much moisturiser as possible. In addition, its crease-proof technology will ensure your eye makeup stays fresh and won’t budge.

Mirenesse Perfect Eye Primer, $33.00, Adore Beauty.

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Elizabeth Arden promises a flawless finish with its innovative primer that smooths, blurs, and minimises pores, while its time-release skin-balancing technology controls shine and moisture.

Elizabeth Arden Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer, $50.00, Adore Beauty.

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Paula’s Choice is fast becoming a staple brand in our skincare routines, and their primer is suitable for oily skin because its Microsponge tech helps control shine. It also feels luxurious because of its powder-like finish, which aids in masking imperfections.

Shine Stopper Instant Matte Finish with Micosponge Technology, $32.30, Paula’s Choice.

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It’s a luxurious investment, but it promises luminosity and smoothing agents to boost skin quality and your makeup’s longevity. It’s infused with nourishing oils for softer skin, and it features golden shimmer – for fun!

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Primer, $75.00, Adore Beauty.

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It’s on the pricier side, but we promise it’s a life-changing product! ELEMIS’ primer gets the most out of the collagen in your skin by boosting it to reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and pores. Its ingredients, Mediterranean algae and padina pavonica, will pump hydration into your skin, offering a flawless finish and perfect-to-the-touch skin.

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Insta-Smooth Primer, $120.23, Revolve Clothing.

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Look no further than Benefit for a smoothing primer that instantly moisturises skin, helps makeup stay put and minimizes the look of fine lines.

Benefit The POREfessional Hydrate Face Primer, $56.00, Sephora.

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Get the most out of your mascara with this lash primer that helps moisturise and protect your lashes.

Clinique Lash Building Primer, $37.00, Adore Beauty.

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