PSA: Why You Need to Use a Face Primer
We’ve got a lot to think about when we’re painting our pretty canvases with our favorite makeup products. How can we hide that small blemish only we see? It’s humid out; we’ve got to work hard to keep our faces flawless. Will it last all night? Fortunately, some mastermind realized the connection between art and makeup and decided to give us: the Face Primer.
OK, they might not be that new, but face primers have definitely evolved from the days of thick too into light, blendable formulas that really do change everything about how your makeup looks. Brush up on how to apply these new formulas and make them work best for you!
What They Can do For You?
Now, primers are created to target certain skin issues. Have dryness? Try a coconut-milk infused and soothing primer. Fighting the signs of aging? Combat them with a collagen-boosting peptide-filled formula. Other skin issues primers are formulated for include acne, redness, dullness, and intense dryness.
Blur fine lines, wrinkles, and big pores or smooth skin and brighten it. Face primer really does help create the perfect canvas for you to apply your makeup on. Specially formulated to preserve your makeup all day, face primers can even boost the dewiness of your skin or mattify it if you’ve got an oily canvas. Correct your color with tinted primers, too.
When and How to Use Face Primers
Because these products can target skin issues, they should be applied after the last step of your skincare routine. Keep in mind if you’re heading to the lake, ocean, or pool primers won’t do much to keep your makeup in tact. If you’re looking for a sheer, bright look opt for a illuminating primer that you can double as a highlighter on top of your foundation.
Instead of using a makeup brush for your primer, it’s best to use your fingers or a damp beauty sponge. Start with a dime-sized amount of product, beginning on your nose and blending outward towards your hair line. If you have dry skin, you can opt for more product; a quarter sized amount might be necessary for really dry skin.
After applying, wait a minute or two before applying your foundation so the primer can set. Be sure to use a translucent powder after your foundation. Some foundations’ ingredients combat the ingredients in certain primers, so set them together by dusting your complexion with some translucent powder.
You’ll stay flawless all day. What’s your favorite face primer?