Tossing a primer into your cosmetics bag can be the best beauty prep of all. Longer-lasting makeup and a more even application are just two of the perks.
Prepping your skin prior to putting on your makeup is an important step, one that normally involves cleansing and moisturising. However, tossing a primer into your cosmetics bag can be the best beauty prep of all. Longer-lasting makeup and a more even application are just two of the perks.
What is a makeup primer?
Primer creates an extra layer between your skin and makeup. Priming products are predominantly used to help makeup last longer, smooth the skin's surface, and even out the skin tone.
The benefits of using a face primer
Illuminating primers: Some primers contain glimmering particles to give your skin extra radiance. These products are perfect for adding glow to your makeup base and can even be worn on their own. Consider BECCA Backlight Priming Perfector, which helps filter the skin with a light golden sheen.
Colour-correcting primers: Tinted primers can be used to deal with any discolourations such as red, ashen, or sallow skin. Clinique Superprimer Face Primer comes in varying tints for every skincare concern.
Long-wearing primers: Whilst all primers inherently make your makeup last longer, certain ones really increase the hold. Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer is a pro-strength primer that locks your foundation in place all day.
Pore-minimising primers: If you have large pores and an uneven skin tone, consider a primer to help reduce the appearance of pores and allow your makeup to apply smoothly. Benefit The POREfessional is a favourite for many. For a silicone-free version, try BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector.
The benefits of using eye, lash, and lip primers
Each part of your face should be primed in a different way. Using separate eye, lash, and lip primers will help cosmetics last longer and apply easier on the specified area.
- Eyelid primer keeps eye makeup in place and prevents eye shadow from creasing. Eye primers are specifically formulated to prep the thinner, oilier skin on the eyelids and magnify vivid shadows.
- Lash primer often supplies nutrients whilst creating an even base for voluminous lashes. Consider Blinc Lash Primer for a nourishing treatment.
- Lip primer creates a smooth base for even lipstick application. Colours don't bleed and last longer. We recommend BECCA Lip Priming Perfector.
Primers serve many purposes, depending on your skincare concern and the area to be made up. However, priming is a step that shouldn't be skipped if you want the benefits of easy application and flawless-looking makeup all day long.