Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Blurring Primer
When Laura Mercier launched her line back in 1996, one of the five products she started with was primer, inspired by the legendary makeup artist's background in painting (a canvas always gets primed before you start painting on top of it). Two decades later, the brand reformulated all the primers in the range, including the Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Blurring Primer (£32), which is ideal for oily skin types as it creates a protective barrier that extends makeup wear. (It's also free from parabens, sulphates, and fragrances, so it isn't just good for your skin, it's also good to your skin as well.)
"The Pure Canvas Blurring Primer is the perfect primer for oily skin," says Hodson. "It contains blurring powders that provide a mattifying effect while optically blurring the appearance of pores. This primer also contains glycerin to attract moisture to the skin whilst remaining flawlessly matte and locking your makeup into place all day."
This primer formula also has a very strong grip, so if your makeup routine is speedy and requires minimal effort, then this primer would be a welcome addition to your makeup bag.