As far as miracle products go makeup primer are right up there! Face primers fuse skincare and makeup to guarantee complexion perfection by making your make your base last longer, blur fine lines, fill pores, color correct and reduce oiliness or dryness, all in one easy step! In fact, new gen primers also contain SPF to make your skin healthier and more radiant. But to makeup newbies, primers can be somewhat intimidating. Worry not, we have all the answers to your primer-related questions, AND ust the product you need for your skin type.
How many primers are out there?
From the early foundation and eyeshadow primers today there’s a wide variety available, including lip, mascara, brow, nail and décolletage primers. They are generally either silicon or water-based; the silicon ones are ideal for “filling in” pores, scars and lines, while water-based primers are perfect for extending your makeup wear.
Which primers do I need, and which ones should I skip?
If you have oily skin or regularly use foundation/concealer, your face is tailor made for primers. Matte lipstick lovers who frequently suffer from chapped lips or feathered lipstick problems will benefit from lip primers. Want fuller lashes? A mascara primer could be a game-changer. And anyone who loves taking selfies should definitely use one for flawless photos.
How do I use primer?
Remember it’s the base of your base, so apply BEFORE putting on makeup. After washing and moisturizing, apply your primer. A pea-sized blob is enough and make sure to cover lips and eyelids as well. Give it a couple of minutes to set and then proceed with the rest of your makeup over it.
And now decoding THE primer for you!
The selfie queen’s favorite! Fine lines are blurred, pores smoothed, minor scars filled in and foundation gets a velvety finish that lasts all day. The formula also contains soft powders that absorb sebum and mattify shine so great for oily skins.
Lightweight primer that’s infused with photo chromatic pigments that literally refract and defuse light to brighten up the complexion, minimize fine lines and pores, and even out skin tone.
Its lightweight texture with velvety silicones and natural minerals melts into skin and holds makeup in place, blurring pores and fine lines for a flawless finish. The SPF 30 makes it perfect for girls who are a little forgetful about applying our sunscreen. Genius we say!
Welcome individual colour correcting creams suitable for a multitude of complexions. Conceal areas with purple tones with a soft yellow cream, neutralise redness with green tone, illuminate mute yellow undertones with the lilac and add radiance with beautiful peach.
Faces introduces FACES Ultime Pro Perfecting Primer for the love of having a clear, spotless skin & smoother make up. Velvety formula for easy, fast application and lightweight texture that decreases sweating.
Make a perfect canvas for your makeup to go on smoothly and to make it last longer with the No-sebum blur primer from Innisfree. This cleanses and smooths out uneven pores and bumps, creating a clear skin texture prior to makeup application. Natural mint and minerals manage the oil and moisture balance of the skin, allowing skin to remain soft and smooth for long periods.
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