Picking out a Primer

What is a primer?
Primer is a substance that is used to smooth the skin texture.

What is a primer supposed to do?
Smooth skin texture
Minimize Pores
Combat shine
Create longer-lasting makeup
Smooth wrinkles
Conceals redness

How should I apply primer?
Use the fingertips to massage a small amount into the skin, using circular motions.

When to use a primer
Primer should be the first step of your makeup routine.

What are primers made up of
Most are made up of silicone-based polymers because of its smoothing effects. I would recommend having a patch test if you have acne prone/ sensitive skin.

What primer do I need for my skin type?

Normal/ combination skin
e.l.f Mineral infused face primer small
Bare Minerals prime time

Oily skin
Stila One Step Prime
Smashbox Photo Finish

Dry skin
YSL Touche Èclat Blur Primer
NYX Professional Makeup Honeydew Me Up Primer

Pore filling
Benefit Pore Fessional
Touch In Sol No Pore Blem Primer

Rosacea concealing
Clinique Redness Solutions Daily
La Roche Posay Rosaliac UV Legere Anti Redness

I hope these recommendations are of use to you. If you have used any of the primers i have recommended let me know your thoughts.

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