Recently using a face primer has become very important in my make up routine! Since falling in love with the very expensive porefessional I thought I ought to find myself a cheaper alternative that won't break the bank.
Now unfortunately Elf's primer is nothing on the porefessional, but I wasn't ever expecting it to be! However, It does leave a similar feel on my skin, literally like velvet! As for pores, I don't find that they look much different, a little smaller I guess, but my face in general does look smoother and hydrated when I do use this! It leaves a matte finish on the skin which to me is a perfect base for smooth foundation application, especially if you have oily skin!
As for making my make up last longer I do find that it helps a little. However, it's not drastic! I do find that using a primer will help compared to using nothing at all, as well as making sure your face is well moisturised and set using either a powder or setting spray!
What primer do you use?