How to choose best makeup primer?

Jan 25, 2017 by

Are you looking for a product that will keep your makeup flawless all day long? Time to include a makeup primer in your daily makeup routine. Primer, or makeup base, is a product that you apply after your moisturizer cream and before makeup. A well-chosen primer will create a smooth canvas for your makeup. It should even out your skin tone, fill in pores and correct skin colour. Makeup primer also helps makeup last all day and creates a barrier between your skin and foundation.

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Make sure you pick the right primer for your skin type. If you get it wrong, your skin can look dull or like a mask. Most primers come in transparent gel form, but you may also find spray primers which deliver great results. What is fascinating about them is that they can have different functions: brightening, mattifying, colour correcting, pore minimizing, they can also give your skin a dewy effect or have anti-aging or anti-acne ingredients. Check these makeup experts’ tips on how to choose the right primer.

Makeup Primers for Normal Skin – go for simple primer which will prolong your makeup and deliver SPF protection or, for special occasions, try illuminating primer that will create a dewy finish.

Makeup Primers for Oily Skin – your only option is a mattifying primer which will also minimize the look of pores. It will banish the shine for the whole day. The anti-acne ingredients of the primer will be a bonus, too.

Makeup Primers for Dry Skin – you need to choose your primer wisely. You want to avoid dryness and flakiness. Find a primer that will hydrate and moisturize your skin and leave a dewy finish. Such a product should have a very light texture. Before spending your money ask for a sample at the shop and test it first.

Makeup Primers for Combination Skin – combination skin is the most popular skin type and sometimes the most problematic. Which primer to choose? Beauty experts’ tip: go for a primer that will not make you shiny in the T-zone and has light mattifying properties. This way you will be able to apply your foundation smoothly and you will see it will last longer. You may also work two primers: mattifying for your T-zone and hydrating for dryer areas of your face.

Makeup Primers for Mature Skin – primers can do wonders with mature skin. You simply need to have one! A good primer will fill in your wrinkles, tighten and firm your skin. There are plenty of makeup primers which are made with sunscreen and anti-oxidants and that is what mature skin really needs.

Makeup Primers for Sensitive Skin – do you think your sensitive skin will not benefit from a primer? You are wrong. Makeup primers are a must-have for sensitive types because they give an extra layer of protection from the environment. Just make sure you check the label with the ingredients: your primer is should not contain fragrance as it may irritate your skin. On the other hand, if it contains natural ingredients like niacinamide or green tea (they are soothing), it is a keeper! As for the colour, find a green-based primer which will mask any redness on your skin.


How to apply primer?

Use a pea-sized amount of the product. The rule here is: a little goes a long way. First apply the primer to your forehead, cheeks, nose, and the tip of your chin. Use your middle and ring fingers to spread the cosmetic evenly with broad strokes and then use gentle massaging motion. You are ready to apply your foundation! We are sure you will find your skin smoother and your makeup last longer.

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