When it comes to your makeup routine, everyone knows that a great primer is usually the first step to helping create a smooth, flawless application. However, some quite simply don't play well with your skincare, and can cause pilling or patchiness no matter how carefully you apply your foundation on top of them.

That's why Laura Mercier has just launched three brand new Pure Canvas Primers that act as the last step in your skincare routine and the first step in your makeup one all at once. The three new launches help lengthen your makeup's wear time and boosting your skin's appearance over time by moisturising, protecting and smoothing in one go.

Laura Mercier just launched its new Pure Canvas Primers

The brand, which is known to be one of former Love Island star and beauty guru Molly-Mae Hague's go-to's, has dropped three different versions of the new and improved Pure Canvas Primer, £39 here. You can choose from blurring, hydrating and illuminating options depending on your skin type, with each one including more than 85% skincare ingredients in its formula.

They contain the brand's skin-perfecting complex which has an exclusive blend of rose extracts that work to boost hydration levels whilst also smoothing skin and protecting it from external aggressors. The new range of primers also helps keep your makeup in place for up to 12 hours, and you can pick between travel-friendly sizes or full size 50ml tubes.

The primer comes in three different versions for all skin types

The blurring primer is a dream for those with oily skin. It's silicone-free and glides over your skin with a silky formula that leaves a soft, filter-effect veil, reports the Mirror. Not only does it leave your pores looking airbrushed and mattifies shine, but it also serves as the perfect base for foundation. Plus, it helps to minimise the appearance of blemishes while absorbing extra moisture.

For those battling dry skin, the hydrating option is your go-to. Also silicone-free, it's enriched with olive extract and marine hydra botanicals, locking in moisture and helping your skin look smoother and more supple. It nourishes and replenishes skin, targeting any dry patches that can leave your makeup looking cakey or flaky.

Lastly, if you're all about that dewy, lit-from-within glow, the illuminating option is just for you. It contains porcelain flower extract and micronised pearl blends which help give your complexion a radiant, healthy glow. The pearl reflects light to even out and liven up tired-looking skin.

The hydrating primer helps prevent caking and patchiness

If you're someone who prefers to ditch heavier makeup bases like foundation during the summer months, the PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45, £40 here, is the perfect way to combine essential skincare with a subtle radiant tint. It not only keeps your skin protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays, but the tinted formula helps give skin a lightweight, natural-looking coverage that's perfect for evening out skin tones.

If you're struggling with dry skin this summer, Superdrug's B BB Cream, priced at £12.99 here, promises to keep your skin hydrated for 24 hours while also providing SPF 30 protection perfect for those sunny days ahead. Not only does it hydrate, but it also enhances your natural complexion and evens out your skin tone, giving you a healthy, radiant glow.

So there you have it the secret to achieving that coveted summer skin!

By Editor