Just a quick update on the primers. I thought I would try mixing the primer with the foundation. I first tried the Clarins one with a Rimmel foundation and I thought ‘wow’. The next day I put the elf with the same foundation and again, amazing. Today, I have mixed the NYX with the same foundation. Again, wow. My pores are almost invisible. I don’t know why it works so well, I guess it has to do with the mixing of the products and not just layering.
I highly recommend trying it with the dimethicone primers. I can’t see it having the same results with the thinner moisturising primers. In fact, I don’t think they should be called primers.