It’s Prime Time
In the world of beauty and makeup, there are many tricks out there to learn. I’ve heard tips from how to make your lashes look longer to making your eyes look bigger and brighter. But the most important part about putting on makeup, is having a good ‘foundation’. This is where primer comes in. Using a good primer on your face will make your makeup last 10 times longer. You don’t want your foundation and blush sweating off your face at the end of the day do you? Then I suggest splurging a little on some primer. Once you go primer, you’ll never go back. Below are my 3 favorite primers that turned me into a believer.
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer ($36) – Not only does this primer make my makeup last all day and night, but it fills in my fine lines as well. It has a gel like texture and goes on smoothly. I apply this before my foundation and voila, I’m ready for my closeup. This primer is perfect for normal to oily skin and people who are prone to acne because it’s oil-free.
Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance ($19.50) – If you’re looking to have your makeup last longer, look no further – Laura Mercier’s got your back (or your face). This primer helps your makeup to stay on and makes your skin look bright and radiant. After putting this on, people will compliment you on your ‘glowing’ skin. This primer is not oil-free, so I would suggest using this if you have dry to normal skin.
Clinique Lash Building Primer ($15) – Primer is just not for your face, it’s also helpful for your lashes. This Clinique eyelash primer helps my lashes look longer and fuller, while making my mascara stay on throughout the day. I’ve also found this primer helps with keeping my lashes conditioned, as sometimes they can become dry and brittle. So I suggest opening up your eyes and your wallet to this lash building primer.