Tuesday, March 02, 2021

A Complete Guide To Makeup Primers

Ever find your makeup isn’t lasting throughout the day or night? Well consider using a makeup primer to ensure your skin stays looking fresh. Makeup primers often help hide imperfections on the skin including fine lines and enlarged pores leaving skin flawless. They also help to brighten skin leaving it with a natural glow. 
 
Why natural works best for makeup primers
When picking out your makeup primer a natural formula may be the way to go. The reason a natural primer makes sense is pretty simple. It really comes down to the fact that you leave it on your skin for a long time. These types of primers are formulated without many of the toxic chemicals that harm skin.
 
Different types of primers
Whether you have pale, oily or hyperpigmented skin, there is always primer to help manage it. Below we’ll discuss some important types of primer categories to understand. Please note that sometimes these categories can overlap. In other words, you may find a mattifying primer that also color corrects and so on. 
 
Mattifying
Mattifying face primers are often silicone-based or include ingredients that manage oil production like salicylic acid. One of the greatest benefits to using a mattifying primer is that it’ll help prevent skin from getting shiny. Furthermore by controlling oiliness, it’ll help makeup from wearing off too fast.
 
Color Correcting
Color correcting primers are used to counteract skin pigmentation issues. A green color primer will help correct redness, and purple (or rather lavender) color will help with sallow (yellow) undertones in your complexion.
 
Blurring
Blurring primers are great for individuals with imperfections like fine lines and wrinkles as well as texture issues. These types of primers leave skin with an airbrushed finish which can look a little less natural but they definitely help up the flawless factor.
 
Some extra types of primers you should know:

Eyeshadow Primers
Eyeshadow primers help prepare the eyelids for wear. An eyeshadow primer will not only help eyeshadows last longer but they will also help eyeshadow formulas blend better.
 
Lip Primers
Just like eyeshadow and makeup primers, lid primers help ensure that lipstick, lip gloss and other lip products last longer. One benefit to this kind of primer is if your lip has developed fine lines, it’ll help smoothen these lines out.  
 
How to use a primer
Makeup primers are supposed to be applied post skincare routine on cleansed and moisturized skin. It is best to wait a few minutes for your skin to dry after moisturizing before applying your makeup primer. Start by taking a small amount of makeup primer (i.e a pea size) and gently spread it all over your face. Make sure you get good coverage on and around your T-zone as this is the area that is most likely to have larger pores and also the area that tends to get the most greasy. Wait a few minutes post makeup primer application to let your primer set before going ahead with the rest of your makeup routine. 
 
A primer plays an important role in terms of ensuring sure your makeup looks fresh and flawless throughout the day. As was discussed there are multiple types of skin primers for different skin concerns. What I didn’t tell you is that you can just wear a makeup primer alone. When you wear a makeup primer alone it’ll give your skin a natural glow and hide some of the imperfections.

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