Applying flawless foundation and making it last all day is one of the biggest beauty concerns for women like me who love makeup. When I first started using and collecting makeup I believed that primer is just an additional step that does not have much effect on makeup because I had read many makeup artist do not use primers but than I bought Makeup Revolution ultra face base Primer just to try it out and it completely changed my views.
If you are new to makeup or have never used a primer be ready! I am going to convince you to invest in a primer by the end of this post. So let's get started with the benefits of primer:
- So as the name suggests a primer is the product we use to prime (prepare) our skin before putting on any makeup. When we use foundation over primer it has something to hold on to so it stays on longer.
- I have combination skin which gets really oily around nose areas in summer and with the oiliness comes the problem of visible pores. A silicon based mattifying primer helps in addressing both of these problems. A good primer helps in blurring the visible pores and also give a smoothing effect to the skin which makes foundation application easy and quick.
- Since the primer fills the pores, lesser amount of foundation is needed to get the same coverage. Less foundation means less cakiness.
- Even if you don't want to put on makeup you can use a primer to get smooth, poreless looking skin.
The first one is of course the Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer. It keeps my face matte all day which automatically means that the makeup will last longer. I reviewed it in detail a long time ago, in case you want to read it here's the link.
Another primer I like using is Maybelline baby skin. It is also a colorless, silica based primer which does not feel heavy on skin. It doesn't have any fragrance or tint. It claims to blur out the pores and give smooth skin and it actually lives up to its claims. It does not claim to prolong the durability of makeup but it's an additional benefit. Overall just like most maybelline products it is a great value for money.
That's it for today girls...
I'll be back soon till than take care...