Primer - It promises to prep the skin in advance to you applying your make-up base. It can also replace your daily moisturiser, however, wearing primer isn't essential. If you're happy with your moisturiser, that's perfectly fine. We're here to tell you the benefits of using a primer and if it can make a difference to your current skincare routine.
If you have specific skin concerns, such as dry skin, for example, primer can be great for combating specialised areas. They're also a great product for replacing multiple skin care products, such as a moisturiser, an SPF and a mattifying product.
There are lots of different types of primers which also cater to areas such as skin colour correction. Especially during the winter months, are skin suffers from harsh environmental factors which can bring out unwanted redness and blotchiness. Primers such as L'Oreal's Studio Secrets Anti Redness Primer. This product is good for counteracting any unwanted pigmentation in the skin.
For skin that usually suffers from acne, you want to find a primer which contains healing and soothing ingredients such as salicylic acid. Salicylic acid works to gently clean the pores and remove any traces of dirt so that new spots won't appear. Mattifying primers, like the L'Oreal Studio Secrets Anti Shine Mattifying primer, also help to perfectly smooth out the skin, diminishing the appearance of pores. These kind of primers help to create an air brushed affect make-up look.
99% of primers contain a smoothing ingredient known as silicone. Silicone helps to provide a smooth base for your foundation while also creating a flawless look. It also acts as a filler for those unwanted pores that sometimes, even the best make-up can't hide. Acting as a barrier between your skin and your make-up, primer offers a base that your make-up can cling to so that it lasts throughout the day without having to reach into your make-up bag for a touch up.
If you're looking for a primer which counteracts oilness and smooths out the skin all via one application, L'Oreal's Studio Secrets Mattifying and Unifying Primer is a product you may want to try. Like other priming products, this primer works to add longevity to your make-up base while creating a smoothing effect. It also helps to keep the skin feeling fresh all day.
Easy On The Eyes
Primer isn't just for the face. It can also be used on the delicate eye area as well. Often, during the day, the eye shadow we spent a considerable amount of time applying in the morning, often creases right along the brow line; creating a messy and untamed eye look. Applying a primer before your shadow, whether it be a cream or powder shadow, can help eliminate the chances of this happening. W7's Primer Magic Eye Primer is a great product for applying before your shadow. Apply a small dab of the product all along the lid, gently blending it in with your finger. This eye primer works by gripping on to the eye shadow product, therefore allowing it to last all day.
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