What is a Face Primer and Why do I need it?
When we’re trying to put on a foundation or anything else on our face, the primer doesn’t just help your makeup go on smoothly; it also provides a barrier from having to deal with excess oil. If you have excessively oily skin, it can be hard for your skin to hold onto your moisturizer and makeup. Primer helps seal in any moisture that you add and prevents more natural oils from coming through. Not only does it help with makeup, but also prolongs how long you’re going to be able to wear your foundation.
What is a Face Primer?
Face primers are cosmetic products you put on your face before doing your makeup. They are used to create a smooth base for the foundation or BB cream that you will apply later. The goal is to make your skin tone even, reducing the appearance of pores, and can also be used to extend the wear of your foundation, making it last longer throughout the day.
I like to use makeup primers as they help my makeup last longer throughout the day without looking cakey. It also helps makeup stay put on my face during the day and keeps the powder from moving around.
The Types of Face Primers?
Mattifying Primer – A mattifying primer is specifically designed to pore minimizing primer and fine lines while also keeping face makeup from becoming too shiny during the day. This primer creates an invisible barrier between your skin and your makeup. For those with oily skin, find a primer that has mattifying properties. If your skin isn’t oily, but you still have problems with makeup moving around throughout the day, then you may want to find one that helps makeup stay put.
Color-Correcting Primer – A color-correcting primer is best for those with uneven skin tone. It helps to even your skin tone and reduces the appearance of redness and any other skin imperfections. The most popular primers in this category are designed to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines while still providing the appropriate coverage for your foundation or BB cream. Using a primer that offers a color-correcting effect can also help you create a flawless base regardless of how your skin looks from the outside.
Moisturizing or Hydrating Primer – A moisturizing primer is designed to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. It will extend the wear of your makeup and make your skin feel smoother. If you have dry skin, you will benefit from using a moisturizing primer. This is because it will keep your face feeling moisturized for longer. The benefit of using hydrating primer does not just come from how your makeup looks on the surface but also how well it goes on underneath the surface. If you have combination skin and want one primer that can do multiple things, there are priming powders available on the market which will help makeup stay in place and help mattify your skin at the same time.
How do you apply a Face Primer?
Using your fingers to apply the primer directly to your face is a very common method, mainly due to its convenience. Place a nickel-sized amount of your primer on your forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin and blend it in using small patting motions. Once you’ve finished blending the primer, apply your foundation or BB cream directly over it for faster application.
Using a brush: Swirl the brush around the product in the jar or pot, then apply it to your face using small soft strokes. This method works especially well for those with issues with their fingers and joints getting sore when applying their makeup.
A sponge is also a good option for those who prefer not to use a brush. For this method, squeeze out a small amount of primer onto your sponge and use it to blend the product into your skin. This method is good for those with oily skin, as the sponge will help soak up the excess oil from your face.
When choosing the right Face Primer, you need to consider a few things. It should have a smooth consistency and blend well into the skin without leaving a lot of extra product on top of your face. It should also help the makeup last longer than it would if you were to go without primer.