Makeup 101: Primers

Make up basics..Lets start at SQUARE ONE.

Primers: What are they? What is their purpose? Benefits? When are they applied? Brands?

A primer is your first step in application for a flawless foundation coverage. It is designed for smoothing out fine lines and insuring the longevity of your wear.  It prepares the canvas (your face) for the application of cosmetics and allows products to go on more evenly, showcases pigments more vividly and adheres make up to last longer throughout the day. Many makeup primers cover open pores, oily skin, facial blemishes, age spots, discolorations and even scars.

Some primers contain waxes, polymers, and silicone.  These substances can form a bond with other cosmetics, causing the cosmetics to have more longevity than they would otherwise.   There are foundation primers, eye shadow primers, and lip color primers. I use ALL 3 primers in my daily make up routine. It guarantees I get maximum coverage, pigments and use from all my products.

My Recommendations:

HD Primer

Microperfecting Primer

The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Complexion products use innovative formulas to create a new generation of make up which is both invisible on HD cameras and to the naked eye. In the same manner as a skin care product, the HD Primer nourishes, moisturizes and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. It creates a protective layer on the skin allowing the foundation to glide on easily and to last longer. Unlike standard skin care creams, the HD Primer dries quickly, allowing make up to be applied immediately.
The HD Primer comes in 6 color-correcting shades and one transparent shade to correct skin imperfections. The colored pigments are absorbed by the skin for an invisible correction.
Apply the HD Primer with your fingertips to activate blood circulation. The friction on the skin will help the primer penetrate faster.
Pro tip: the HD Primer can be mixed with the HD Foundation to get an even more transparent natural look.
 
Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube
An eye shadow primer that preps, brightens, and provides all-day wear.
Primer potions glide effortlessly onto the skin providing the ultimate eye prep for smoother, more vibrant shadow and all-day, creaseless wear. The original formula disappears completely when applied—ideal for the purist who wants a straightforward primer.  I get THE brightest pigments when I first prep with this Urban Decay gem. LOVE it. 🙂
 
Lip Plump
A primer for full, sexy lips.What it does:
Help lip color stay on longer with Benefit Lip Plump, a smooth base for full, voluptuous, sexy lips.What else you need to know:
This creamy, neutral-tone primer fills in lines and builds up the contour of your lips while helping
lipstick stay put.
First steps first…Happy Priming dolls,
xoxo
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