Foundation Primer. What_ Why_ What Type

Foundation Primer. What? Why? What Type?

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

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!




  1. Jen Kuper

    Love this! What if your “foundation” is your tinted moisturizer? Should I put on the primer before or after the tinted moisturizer? Thank you.

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