Foundation Primer. What? Why? What Type?
One of the most common questions I get asked when doing makeup is, “OOOH WHAT IS THAT?” and I am almost always applying a primer.
Another one of the most common questions I get asked is, “How do I get my makeup to last longer every day?”
WELL…in attempt to achieve flawless foundation application that lasts much longer, it is more than necessary to use a primer.
So why should I use a foundation primer might you ask?
A primer will help combat and visually correct different skin types –from dry to oily to acne prone to aged skin, a primer helps to mask the “imperfections”. In addition to making your skin look smoother, the primer will also help your foundation stay on and look better for a longer period of time.
Good primers can also:
- Fill in lines and pores
- Smooth uneven texture
- Illuminate and brighten skin
The best foundation primers
- In my previous post (on how to curb oily skin) I recommend my favorite primer for Oily and Acne Prone skin.
- For dry and/or mature skin, you will want to use a primer that is a little bit thicker so that it hydrates your skin. You can try Laura Mericer Hydrating Primer or the Smashbox Hydrating Primer.
- For a flawless finish and smooth foundation application on ANY skin, my holy grail is Smashbox Photo Finish.
Step 1: prep the skin
Step 2: apply your moisturizer
Step 3: apply your primer
Step 4: After you have your foundation primer on you can apply your foundation!