When applying a primer to my clients skin, I am often surprised to hear that most of you ladies are not sure what this does, or how a primer works. I take this little step for granted as it’s used with every application! its like second nature to use it.
A primer is used after your moisturizer and before your choice of coverage (foundation, powder or bronzer) if you choose not to use a coverage a primer may also be used to perfect the look of your complexion. It also acts as a barrier between your skin and your makeup, protecting your skin. Using a primer will also save you $ as you wont use as much foundation, seeing it acts as a barrier, your foundation will sit on the primer, not getting soaked in by your thirsty skin. This simple step also allows more slip for the foundation and often provides a smoother look and texture; an added bonus to the primer would be to find one with an SPF, to protect your lovely face, it’s the only one you got! So take care of it!
A few primers on my personal ‘Lust have’s’ list
Estee Lauder B.B Cream SPF 45- Protects, Perfects and Moisturizes. This stuff is wondrous! – Not a fav for oiler complexions.
M.A.C Face Protect SPF 50- the smooth texture is great alone or under makeup, non greasy! Works great for oiler skin
Estee Lauder- Primer, no SPf, but is offered in a matte or Illuminatining formula, matte is perfect for oiler complexions, and the illuminator is amazing mixed with a fuller coverage foundation for a lighter texture for summer as well offers a beautiful glowy fresh complexion, alone or under any coverage.
There are a few others amazing formulas, most which contain a silicone base. I personally don’t enjoy working with these as they have too much slip to them, however dryer complexions would benefit from a primer containing a silicone base, as it would supply more hydration.
There you have it, Primers for your face! Just like your walls before you paint jj
May you always feel beauty Yours Truly, Karrie lee