I used to commit the biggest beauty felony of all time and didn't use a primer. I know, I know, I know—how can I expect makeup to help me when I don't even help myself?
I say "used to" as I'm a changed woman even since I was introduced to Lancôme La Base Hydra Glow ($62) a month or so ago. Due to hit counters on January 24, it's a different kind of primer that doesn't just concern itself with helping your makeup stay put, but also tackles the issue of comfort and radiance, as well as sun protection (it's SPF 12).
To harness radiance powers that even the most luminous of luminous ladies would be jealous of, it calls upon the power of the pearl to reflect light and impart a gorgeous glow. The formulation is also enriched with a hydrating complex which moisturises for 12 hours and that, combined with its lightweight feel, make for a muchas comfortable wear. You'll find that you get a more natural, even base if you mix it with your foundation and apply the two products together. That's you looking all relaxed and radiant, you know.
Stockists: Lancôme (02 9931 8888)