When it comes to products, who better to ask than the Experts? We are tired, TIRED, of our makeup not staying in place, shifting or just not lasting long enough on our face. Which is why we shamelessly slid into the DMs of a few of your Favourite MUAs to ask: What Makeup Primer is your Favourite. Once we hit send it was an excruciating wait to hear back from them. We immediately knew what it felt like to ‘shoot your shot’ with zero control over what happens next.

Lucky for us, they responded! *moon walk*

So, as recommended by Peace Ibadin, FacesByLabisi, Layefa Beauty, iMakeYouBeeliv, Bibyonce, Doranne Beauty & iAmDodos, here are 9 of the best primers that can withstand the Lagos heat. If it’s good enough for them, it sure as hell is good enough for us!

  1. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Prime
  2. Hudabeauty matte perfection
  3. Becca Ever Matte Poreless primer
  4. Mac prep and prime
  5. Embryollise (apparently perfect for dry skin)
  6. Rimmel stay matte
  7. Illamasqua Matte Veil Primer
  8. Nars Pore & Shine control primer
  9. Makeup Forever Step 1 Primer

If you need to narrow it down to just 1 or 2, the Makeup Forever Step 1 & Becca Ever Matte Poreless seem to be the most popular amongst our Experts. And if you have dry skin, you might want to try out Embryollise.

BeautyInLagos also has a beauty directory, BeautyDirectoryNG. All the makeup retailers referenced above are listed on the directory. Our listing categories on the directory include: Makeup Artists, Beauty Product retailers, Beauty Service Providers, Spas & Hair Care & Extension retailers. Looking for something? Why not check: www.thebeautydirectoryng.com



  1. May
    January 22, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    My face is oily and I have used almost all of them but they didn’t help much. Now I have settled for Milk of Magnesia and it’s perfect for me 😁 NB: I’m not a makeup artist though😊

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