If you haven’t already included a primer in your daily repertoire of makeup products, you may be wondering if it’s absolutely necessary. But if you’ve taken the time to apply the perfect makeup to your face, the last thing you want is to look in the mirror and see that everything melted away just a few hours later. In addition to helping your look last, a good makeup base makes it easy to apply the rest of your makeup on your face and contributes to the overall health of your skin. Are you ready to learn how to apply a face primer? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to best use a primer in your daily makeup routine.
Choose your makeup example
Depending on your skin type and the effect you want to achieve, we have three recognizable primers, perfect for every day.
Smooth Affair® Brightening Face Primer is a great option for most skin types, especially those with mature or mature skin. This skin extinguishing primer contains extracts of green and white tea leaves that promote anti-aging benefits and minimize the appearance of pores and wrinkles.
Looking for the best primer for oily skin? If you want to control your glow, Smooth Affair® Oily Skin Face Primer is specially formulated for those with oily skin. State-of-the-art mineral science and revolutionary PoreAway ™ technology combine in this primer to even out skin, smooth out blemishes and achieve a matte finish.
If your skin is more moist, our latest Smooth Affair® Illuminating Glow face primer is the product for you. Hyaluronic acid and shea butter retain moisture and mica creates a soft pearl finish. If you’re looking for a “natural glow” look, look no further!
Prepare the skin
Although the primer can certainly help add moisture and even out skin tone before applying the rest of the makeup, it is not a substitute for a good skin care routine! Keep things simple with Jane iredale BeautyPrep kože a four-step skin care system to achieve a clean, hydrated base before you start.
Clean hands are the key
You don’t need brushes, sponges or other cosmetic tools to apply the primer – your two hands will do the trick. Since this product is made to fill your pores, it is important to make sure your hands are freshly washed to avoid clogging with extra dirt or oil from your fingertips.
Squeeze nothing more than you need
Start by squeezing a pea-sized amount of makeup primer on the back of your hand. If you do this instead of applying it directly to your face, you can control the amount of product you use at once. You can always add more as you go, but this simple method helps reduce product waste.
Focus on the areas you want to smooth out the most
While you want to create a flawless makeup base for your foundation everywhere, you’ll want to focus more products on the T-zone to reduce your most visible pores. The same goes for all other parts of the face with fine lines that need to be smoothed before applying the rest of the makeup on the face.
Be gentle in application to avoid skin irritation or damage! This is especially important for thin, delicate skin around the eyes. Apply the product to this area with your ring finger to make sure you are using the lowest possible pressure.
Allow the primer to set before proceeding
The goal when applying the primer is to create a flawless, smooth barrier that the rest of your makeup will slide on, but intentionally mixing the primer with powder is a great choice if your goal is to create a clearer coverage with products you already know and love!
Simply start by squeezing your Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream onto the back of your hand, along with a few primers of your choice, and blend them while on hand before applying to face. You can play around with how clean your coverage will be by experimenting with the ratio of substrate to primer when mixing.
Once you incorporate the primer into your daily beauty routine, you will notice a difference not only in the way the makeup is applied, but also in how nicely it is worn during your busy day. You can spend less time worrying about repairing raccoon eyes or uneven, uneven surfaces. Set yourself up for success by not skipping this simple step at the beginning of your process.