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Primers and fillers are the ultimate trick to create the perfect canvas ready for makeup. We've picked 10 of the best and teach you how to apply them for a flawless finish
Light, easily absorbed and gorgeously scented, New CID Cosmetics is a real winner and gives your makeup a truly flawless finish. Primers are great for Winter too as they act as a protection to the skin against harsh, cold weather. Apply it after moisturising and wait ten minutes before applying foundation. New CID iprime, £27
Look Beauty Prime Perfect comes in a thicker clear gel that glides easily on the skin to create the perfect base for foundation or powder. Particularly good for those with problem skin as it reduces the size of pores. Let it set for ten minutes before applying makeup. Look Beauty Prime Perfect, £10
A slightly different primer as it comes in a tinted cream form and adds light reflecting particles to the complexion. Best for those with dull skin and those who don't like using many products as this primer is very light and absorbs in seconds. Great on its on too. Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer - Dewy Finish, £29
A great bargain at £6, but don't let its small price fool you. Vivo is brilliant at minimizing lines and pores, creates the perfect base for foundation and is easy to pop in your handbag and carry around.
A huge success in its native Australia, Freeze Frame is a targeted wrinkle filler. Use a tiny amount and glide directly onto the wrinkle. Let it dry and with a wet cotton bud get rid of any eccess product outside the wrinkle et voila', wrinkles disappear in minutes. Make sure you use only a small amount and use either oil free or mineral foundation or Freeze Frame risks flaking. It also inhibits the formation of wrinkles with constant use. Best for those with deep lines. Freeze Frame, £49.99 from Boots
A two in one product: a primer with brightening light reflect particles for a fresh and dewy complexion. Light and incredibly easy to absorb it can also be used on top of your makeup to freshen it up. Look Beauty Perk Me Up Primer, £10
SUPER by Dr Nicholas Perricone Crinkle Eraser Firming Serum, £35, is a little more than a primer. This serum contains red algae to help fight the appearance of fine lines and is also perfect as a firming base under makeup.
Fantastic for balancing out redness and rosacea, thanks to its green pigment. Don't worry, you won't look like The Hulk after applying this, but your red patches will be less noticeable. Also a fantastic base for foundation. Look Beauty Colour Correct Primer, £10
Containing cell boosting marine hyaluronic acid, the Thalgo Hyaluronic Filler is applied directy onto the wrinkle for an instant smoothing effect and long-term wrinkle plumping. Use every morning and night in conjunction with your moisturiser. Thalgo Hyaluronic Filler, £39.50
Perfect for all skin types thanks to its velvety formula. This primer evens out the complexion and reduces pores. Great to use under powdered mineral foundation to avoid any dryness.