If you want complexion perfection, a good primer is the textbook, pre-makeup formula for creating the perfect canvas for foundation application. Primers are relatively new in the cosmetic industry and are one of the celebrities and models best kept beauty secrets. It will pamper and nourish your skin, by moisturizing the skin and keep it hydrated all day long.
[box_light]Why Should You Use A Primer?[/box_light]
First and foremost, it helps to prepare the skin for makeup application. The colourless formulas help to fill in fine lines and pores, to create a visibly, soft texture for a smooth, velvety finish. When applying primer before your foundation, it helps to create the silky, matte, flawless coverage that enables the foundation to glide easily onto the skin giving the makeup something to cling onto and as a result, foundation and makeup products will remain on the face for a longer period of time.
[box_light]Who Can Use A Primer?[/box_light]
Primer is a great alternative for people who dislike using foundation and the feeling of heavy products on the face or for people who have difficulties with skin colouring through blemishes.
Primers are fantastic products for individuals who have oily and combination skin, as their aim is to reduce excess shine and absorb the oil on the skin that gives off that shiny appearance when light reflects off the telltale parts of the face: The forehead, chin and on the cheeks.
For those who have dry skin, a good primer also has a positive effect, as it helps to nourish the skin with the vital elements it needs to prevent the skin flaking and becoming dry with frequent makeup use and removal.
Even for men, primers can be of beneficial use when applied after shaving to soothe irritated skin. [box_light]What Type Should You Use?[/box_light]
There are many different types of primers available on the market, all offering different benefits after application. They range from oil and fragrance-free, in a gel formula, tinted and colourless for even and precise application suiting different skin tones. Many primers contain sunscreen and SPF 15 or more to protect skin against harmful and aging UV rays.
If a tinted primer is the chosen source, it is important to make sure that the colour of the tint matches the natural skin tone.[box_light]The Most Important Question – How Do I Use It?[/box_light]
It is extremely easy to use and apply, even for those with limited expertise on the application of makeup and facial products. Once the type of primer has been selected (either colourless or a tinted product), apply it onto clean skin and after moisturizer has been applied. Before putting on foundation, allow time for it to settle into your skin for a minute or so. (This should only be for a short period of time, as it is thinner in consistency than a moisturizer.)
The primer should be applied to the face ideally with a sponge, as it is important to gently pat the primer onto the areas of the face, rather than smudging or smearing it onto the skin. The application process should begin under the eyes and then evenly dispensed around the nose, cheeks, forehead and chin.
After waiting for a short period of time for the primer to dry, the normal makeup routine may be carried out, e.g. with foundation, blusher and bronzers as required.
Many people are still unfamiliar with primers and the numerous benefits of using them as part of their daily routine. However, there are so many to choose from to suit each skin type, colour and consistency to cater to each individual’s need, that once the perfect primer is applied, it would be difficult to never have this as a daily requirement again inside your beauty bag.
[box_light]Warning: Once applied, it is highly addictive and is a surefire way to cause skin envy![/box_light]