I often get asked the question is it necessary to prime you skin before makeup, or why do you prime you skin before putting on makeup? The answer is simple YES!!! No matter how much makeup you apply to your skin you should always always PRIME!
We prime our skin for the same reason we prime our walls before painting…we want an even canvas to begin our masterpiece on. We want to fill in those fine lines, or hydrate those dry patches of skin. By making the skin all the same texture and preventing our makeup from shifting and creasing throughout the day we are priming for LONGEVITY and consistency of product!!! Yes primer can extend the life of your makeup through out the day (perfect for my brides to be)
Now when we start looking for a primer there are many options out there so where do we begin??????
Do we want to correct, hydrate, or are we more concerned with brightening anti aging properties….
This is where you need to decide what is best for your skin type, and what your looking for as an end result.
First what texture product do you like creams, gels, lotions, balms, etc
Think of it this way creams will blend into the face very easily and moisturize your thirsty skin, gels are fabulous for their ability to reduce shine on the face while leaving behind a silky smooth feel to the skin, lotions will absorb into the skin faster than a cream but slower than a gel also hydrate without being too heavy on the skin (sometimes a cream can feel heavy on certain skin types I like a lotion in the summertime)
Now that you know have an idea of what you are looking for ….here are a few that are my favorites for you to try!
The MUFE primer is oil free and safe for all skin types! It is very hard to find a product that has a one size fits all category. The green primer is an amazing corrective primer that works to cancel out any redness you may have without giving your skin a look Shrek would love. Apply this primer before applying anything else to your skin. Trust me your pores will love it!
Stila one Step Correct
This is my most recent discovery and I must say it was love at first site. I am a sucker for time saving concepts and packaging. I love multiple use products! Primer, Color Corrector, Brightening and Anti Aging Product in ONE! The texture is amazing and it has a bit of a cooling feel when applied to the skin, which I love! I really do find that it it keeps the makeup in place and it leaves the skin silky smooth all day. Now the 3 color do have a purpose …..
Green is to neutralzie any redness and breakouts on the skin, Purple is correct any sallow undertones your skin may have (think of a yellowish complexion), peach counteracts blue undertones brightening undereyes and illuminating the skin.
This primer I bought when my skin was starving for moisture! It is oil free, silicone free and paraben free primer.
I tried it on the back of my hand in the store and instantly my skin looked 100x better! The formulas is great! The light weight gel texture is fabulous on sensitive skin. This waterbased primer contains Sodium Hyalaurante which is what helps it to rehydrate the skin. Also know as hylauronic acid which has been know for it ability to help the skin retain it’s own moisture and its use in treatments for fine lines and wrinkles. Big plus is the drying time is almost instant!