I love using a face primer. I must admit, I don't always get round to it everyday- when I am just going to work I tend to skip this step just to save on time but the rest of the time I love to use a primer to just make my skin look a whole lot better. I really like primers that illuminate and give you a bit of a glow, as opposed to mattifying ones. I'm a big fan of the dewy look and would rather look a little shiny than completely matte. I have 3 favourite primers at the moment which I tend to alternate between depending on what I am doing.
The first of my faves is the Vitamin C Skin Reviver from The Body Shop (£15). This is a really great base for make up and makes your skin feel amazing. It is quite a thick texture but spreads on to the face to completely smooth the skin, leaving it velvety soft. This is probably the most mattifying of the three and is what I would use at that time of the month when my skin is a little shinier than normal to get rid of some of the grease. This one also smells absolutely amazing- think fresh oranges, and it contains Amazonian camu camu and brazil nut oil... sounds good to me!
on sale for just £5- I have already stocked up!