Why Use A Makeup Primer?
In a nutshell, makeup primer is a base that creates the perfect canvas for makeup application.
- It allows your makeup to last longer. Apply it after your favourite moisturiser, as the first step of your makeup routine or if you’re all about a fresh no-makeup look, primer is a great and lighter alternative to foundation.
- Makeup primers also help to even your skin tone and deliver a skin-perfecting effect. As a result, they make every other product you put on top look instantly better.
- They are also able to instantly smooth fine lines and blur pores.
To really work the primer into your skin, massage the product with your fingertips to activate blood circulation. For smaller areas like the eyes, a concealer brush makes the application easier.
How To Choose Your Makeup Primer
The number one rule is to pick a product that suits your skin’s needs. There are a lot of different formulas out there that serve a variety of purposes.
Whether you’re looking to combat oiliness, get a radiance boost, blur fine lines or calm irritations, primers help you achieve this while allowing your makeup to stay longer. At Lookfantastic we have a wide range of primers and to help you choose, we’ve selected our top picks for every skin type.
The Best Primers For Normal Skin
If you’re not experiencing any particular skin issue, all you need is to create a flawless base that allows your makeup to stay put all day long.
One of our top picks is Illamasqua’s Satin Primer. The lightweight, soft texture not only prolongs the wear of your foundation but also delivers a luminous glow. Plus, it is infused with moisture-rich Vitamin E for an extra layer of hydration and a smooth finish.
Amongst bareMinerals‘ fabulous range of primers, the Prime Time Foundation Primer, containing Plant Extracts and antioxidant Vitamin E is an absolute staple. When your skin gets a bit dry in Winter and shiny in Summer, this multi-tasking formula is able to absorb extra shine and nourish any dry areas. As a result, your skin looks perfectly even and refined all year round.
If you’re looking for a face primer that protect your skin against UV rays go for the Multi Protective Primer from NARS. It contains SPF 30 as well as anti-irritant and anti-pollution properties, to deliver full protection against environmental factors.