What is a good Primer?
Ever wondered how to get that red carpet worthy flawless finish to your skin after you’ve applied all your makeup? The little secret behind that silky appearance and the smooth foundation is none other than a makeup primer. A colorless cream, primers are used to create a barrier between the skin and makeup resulting in a more even application and longer-lasting makeup.
Sounds interesting? Let’s take a closer look at the wonderful benefits of this often overlooked product. Primers have different functions depending on what your skin needs. If you have oily skin that ruins your makeup, a mattifying primer could be just the product you need. These work best for oily and even combination skin. Lightweight and silicone based, they also reduce the appearance of pores. Try the 100% Pure® to keep your makeup in place longer.
Finding a primer for dry skin can be a little trickier but fortunately, there are a number of options to choose from. Ideally you want to choose a primer that is hydrating and many of these come with an additional benefit of giving your skin a bright and dewy appearance. The High-Spreadability Fluid Primer by The Ordinary is a great option for dry skin since it hydrates while prepping the skin for flawless makeup application.
If you have normal skin that is neither oily nor dry (lucky you!), you can choose from primers that have additional benefits for the health of your skin (especially if you are using natural, organic primers which are formulated with botanicals that are chockfull of vitamins and minerals) like hydration, anti-aging, protection from UV radiation, and soothing properties. Try the DayDream® Mineral SPF 30 Makeup Primer Sunscreen to protect and nourish your skin before you apply your makeup.
The Essential Daily Primer by Vapour Beauty, the High-Adherence Silicone Primer by The Ordinary, and the Stratus Soft Focus Skin Perfecting Primer by Vapour Beauty are some other primers that offer a wonderful finish based on the needs of your skin.
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Silicone free, vitamin and antioxidant infused, luminous primer makes cosmetic application last longer and flawless; fills in lines for smoothness and light reflective pigments diffuse flaws and illuminates for a healthy, glowing complexion.
This new generation of primer is a lightweight serum-like formula that increases the spreadability of subsequent complexion makeup to help avoid the unnatural and uneven accumulation of pigments especially around the eyes and on dry skin. The formula also acts as a light, non-oily surface hydrator for a natural dewy look.
The natural choice for #nofilter-worthy skin, our Mineral SPF 30 Daydream Makeup Primer helps your complexion appear softer, smoother, and brighter—with or without makeup.
- Nourishing, soothing Macadamia + Jojoba oils
- Clarifying, antioxidant Cranberry water
- Ginger water helps even skin tone + improves elasticity
- Antioxidant Plum + Baobab extracts
- Scented with pure plant hydrosols and essential oil
Fills in lines for smoothness while keeping excess shine away. Silicone-free primer infused with skin-plumping seaweed collagen makes cosmetic application flawless and last longer.