You know the benefits of using it, yet you still reluctant to have it, thinking it’s too much of a hassle. Well, in a way it’s true but if you can get the most flawless finish imaginable for your skin, why not? Primers are the must have, and considered to be an essential part of your makeup routine so get some of these and use it accordingly.
Primers are considered like a moisturizer for makeup, though they can have certain moisturizer-like features, they should not be replaced with a moisturizer (meaning you’re skipping the moisturizing lotion altogether) and vice versa, not so much as they don’t provide enough effect for the foundation to adhere to. Sure, new formulations like BB or CC creams (expect DD creams some time near soon!) have primer-like qualities but again, they don’t offer results as good as a lone primer can.
So which primer is for you?
Brightening primers are a good option if your skin has been looking dull lately, and you need to look bright and smooth as much as possible. Short of applying highlighter all over the face, a primer will offer a brightening effect more subtly, for the whole complexion. Some notable brightening primers worth to check it out is “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer from Benefit Cosmetics and Tarte Cosmetics Clean Slate Flawless 12-Hr Brightening Primer.
Similar like a color-corrector concealers though this one can be applied to the whole face; Color-correcting primers is essential if you have too much and too obvious of pigmentations (whether it’s hyper or hypo) and you need to even out the skin tone like pronto.
Try out Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer for an even color and pick a color suitable with your skin issues such as peachy tone, green (to even out reddish tinge), and lavender (erasing yellowish patches) and they work well for a wide range of pigmentations.
Similar like a BB cream would, a hybrid formula is what you need if you’re always in a rush and still want to look good and flawless. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè is immensely hydrating while evens out the skin surface for a smooth-looking skin.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil-Free on the other hand, is what you need if you’re looking for a primer minus the oil and emollients as you have oily skin (enough oil for me, thank you!) and the same also goes with MAC Prep + Prime BB Beauty Balm SPF 35 that have BB cream-like benefits, complete with SPF.
In today’s world where smooth looking skin can be time consuming, a good primer suited for your skin issues is certainly what you need.