How many of us skip this simple step of applying primer when we are putting our makeup on in the morning? I confess I do sometimes...
So whats the main reason for makeup primer? What is it? Its good for you for several reasons...
First things first and I think most importantly, it serves as the liason between your face and your makeup. Its kind of like the glue that holds your makeup in place all day! It serves the purpose of allowing your makeup to last longer which means you don't need to reapply as often or at all!
Secondly, the cool thing about primer is that it works with any skin tone. It helps cover minor imperfections like redness or fine lines. For me, I think it helps minimize dark spots on my face. I am lucky in that I have never really had bad acne, but when I get a pimple, I get a freakin pimple. I never pick...I think thats so gross so I just let it run its course, but it always leaves a dark spot. Primer helps minimize the darkness of those random spots.
Lastly, Since primer sort of gets a head start with covering up your imperfections, you won't need as much coverage from your foundation! If you think about it, that can make your makeup last longer, because you dont need to use as much!
From my research, I have seen all kinds of primers that come with an added bonus of things like:
2. Spot reducing
Like all things for my makeup regime, I use Bare Minerals:
You can purchase this for $23.00 here
Although by now you know I am a die-hard Bare Minerals user, there are other primers out there that are just as great as BM and even less expensive. Give these a try if you like:
1. Revlon PhotoReady Primer, $12.99. I have heard good things about this. It does a great job of smoothing!
2. MAC Prep and Prime Natural Radiance Primer, $48.00. Contains Vitamins E and C and gives a glow. If this particular one isn't for you, don't worry. MAC has a TON of different primers to choose from.
3. Boots No. 7 Color Calming Primer, $9.99. This is supposed to help brighten any complexion. You can find this steal at Target. Be careful with this one though- if you tend to have an oily complexion this might not be the one for you.
So if you haven't thought of trying a primer, or you have always been looking for a way to make you make up last longer and look better throughout the day, try a primer. Not sure if you want to invest the money? Head to Target or Wal Mart and try a less expensive brand first and then go from there!!