I have been a face primer user for maybe about a year now and I never really thought about what benefits it would reward my skin. Most face primers nowadays have more than one benefit, which includes: moisturising, hydrating, diminish pores, wrinkles, fine lines, leave skin smooth, anti-drying, non-greasy and oil control. All of these features, can already be seen in moisturisers we use on the daily even when a face primer is not present before makeup application.
To me, face primers are an essential part of makeup application, especially when you want to have a smooth application for foundation or tinted moisturiser. I find that it helps to choose a primer that is best suited to your skin type, rather than just for all skin types as this will greatly help your makeup last longer.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer – This is a tinted face primer that I have featured many times over on the blog during my face of the day and monthly favourite blog posts. I like to apply on my eye lids, as they are oily, and this gives my skin a smooth canvas, helps to keep makeup set and locks in moisture.
Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Primer – This primer has a noticeably yummy coconut water scent that gives off a vibe of freshness on the skin. It has a lighter watery consistency compared to others that nourishes dry skin, while maintaining a nice radiant glow under makeup.
By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Primer – An expensive primer that gives a lovely youthful glow. It has a texture of a lightweight lotion that blends into skin quickly, leaving a gorgeous radiant finish. Perfect to wear alone or under makeup as it is non-greasy. This creates an evenly smooth surface, making way for foundation or other makeup products to glide on the skin easily without any disruptions.
*Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturiser – An amazing moisturiser, but works just as well as a perfect primer used under makeup. Aside from keeping my face feel like a baby’s smooth and soft bottom, a formula that is rich, yet melts quickly into the skin, feels lightweight that when foundation is applied, my noticeably large pores is nowhere to be seen. This is great for my dehydrated beauties who like myself, at times have trouble keeping skin looking amazing without dry skin flare ups.
Becca Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector – This works best for those exceptionally oily skin types that require skin to mattify so that foundation and the rest of makeup can set, without it slipping and sliding across the face. For someone like me, who tend to experience dry skin, I found it would just hug dry skin patches and make them more obvious than hide them.
Do you use face primers? Which is your favourite?