Why Use A Makeup Primer?
How often do you look at a model or celebrity and wonder why they have such fabulous, smooth, glowing skin and wished that you too had such a perfect flawless skin.
The secret lies within makeup primer.
Makeup primers have revolutionized the way makeup is applied. As a makeup artist myself I would never be without this incredible product in my makeup kit. Makeup primer guarantees a perfect, flawless finish on every face. I can be confident that every makeup application will look fabulous for hours.
How is this possible? You may well wonder…
Because makeup primer has the unique capability to fill in fine lines and wrinkles, using primer as a layer between your skin and foundation, helps the foundation to be applied smoothly on the skin. The primer is often a clear fine gel or light cream which may or may not be tinted depending on the brand, that fills and glides over skin perfections, fine lines and blemishes providing the ideal base necessary to create the appearance of perfect skin. Men and women of every age, skin type and skin tone will benefit by using primer before applying makeup.
In addition to its incredible ability to give longevity to your makeup application, this magic gel has additional benefits. It works well beneath every type of foundation will prevent the appearance of unwanted shine to provide a more matt overall look. Another benefit is that makeup primer stops your makeup running, smudging and reduces creases appearing in your foundation and eye shadow, ensuring a smooth, flawless finish.
Recommended Makeup Primers for you to try
Arbonne Our First Choice
||Creates a flawless canvas for makeup application with this advanced
primer. A blend of vitamins, skin-perfecting pigments, advanced
cushioning and anti-aging ingredients work in harmony to help tone,
smooth and minimize the visual appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and
enlarged pores. The result is a velvety, matte, radiant finish.
GABA, hyaluronic acid, polypeptides, gamma orizinol, light deflecting pigments, B-glycherritinic acid; horsetail extract, green tea leaf and grape seed extracts.
Laura Mercia Makeup Primer
||Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Oil-Free is a lightweight, creamy gel -
used prior to foundation - that acts as an invisible barrier between
skin and makeup. Specifically created for oily, sensitive and acne-prone
skin types; oil-free Contains high water content and addresses surface
dehydration around active blemishes Oil controlling ingredients ensure
long-wear and flawless application Vitamins A, C, & E act as
antioxidants & protect the skin from harmful, aging effects of the
environment Cooling Foundation Primer in the refrigerator is refreshing
for the skin & reduces puffiness.
Water, tridecyl neopentanoate, stearic acid, tocopherol, ascorbyl palmitate, retinyl palmitate, honey extract, allantoin, kiwi extract, grape extract, aloe extract, thea sinensis extract, lavender extract, orange extract, palmarosa extract, jasmine extract, rose extract, geranium extract, polymethyl methacrylate, glyceryl stearate, lanolin, cetyl alcohol, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylparaben, propylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, FD&C red #40, FD&C yellow #5.
MAC makeup Prep and Prime
M.A.C. describes Prep+Prime Skin as "An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder.
A light, oil-free emulsion that helps cloak visible pores while
controlling oil and shine. Applies wet for a gentle micro-exfoliation:
dries instantly to create an invisible, long-lasting natural matte
finish. M.A.C. Prep+Prime Skin is a facial primer you use before
applying makeup. Primers are supposed to help smooth the skin, and
create a base for your makeup. Some claim to reduce the appearance of
pores, and some do help mattify your skin as well. Also, primers serve
as a barrier between your skin and your facial makeup. Ideal for the
Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Sucrose, Isopentyldiol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Poria Cocos Sclerotium Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Magnesium Myristate, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Saccharide Isomerate, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Alumina, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Polyethylene, Phenyl
Trimethicone, Sialyllactose, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol
Prep & Prime Skin may contain:
Miica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Bismuth Oxychloride
Clean Slate - Makeup Primer
||Tarte Clean Slate Face Primer helps makeup stay in place longer while
preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles. Unlike other primers,
Clean Slate™ contains natural fruit- and plant-derived extracts to
treat, protect, sooth, and hydrate the skin. There are none of the
following ingredients, Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances,
Synthetic Dyes, Petro-Chemicals, Phthalates.
This primer contains Skinvigorating™ ingredients such as avocado oil, which is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E, and safflower seed oil, a vegetable-derived oil with moisturizing capabilities. Echinacea root extract has anti-bacterial properties that have been known to decrease inflammation, and rosemary leaf extract is known to increase blood circulation. Hibiscus flower extract contains antioxidant properties that help to restore skin's elasticity. Dermatologist-tested. Overall, for oily skin there is no primer that compares to Tarte's Clean Slate.
Bare Escentuals Prime Time Foundation Primer
||Apply first for the smooth, evenly textured complexion you've been
waiting for. A preservative-free foundation primer developed to combat
flaky dryness, fine lines, excess oil, and enlarged pores. This
mineral-infused formula glides on with no tacky feel to provide a
skin-smoothing complexion for a seamlessly flawless face. This product
is preservative-free, irritant-free. Combats flaky dryness, rough
patches, fine lines, excess oil, enlarged pores and uneven texture.,
Formulated with soothing plant extracts, antioxidants, and nourishing
vitamins C and E Enlarged pores. Uneven texture. Flaky dryness. We've
all had complexion problems.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Silica, Magnesium Silicate, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract.
Makeup Forever HD Microperfecting Primer
A lightweight, oil-free complexion corrector that enhances the skin's
texture and primes the skin for makeup application. HD Microperfecting
Primer deeply nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin, creating a
glowing effect. Creates a protective layer on the skin allowing
foundation to glide on easily and last longer.
The Sephora-exclusive primer comes in six color-correcting shades and one transparent shade.
Sephora is the exclusive beauty retailer for this product.
All shades contain:Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteth-10, Laureth-4, Ethylglycerin, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 60, Parfum (Fragrance), Argania Spinosa Extract (Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract), C12-14 Pareth-12, Hydrolyzed Algin, Dodecene, Sorbitan Isostearate, Isostearyl Alcohol, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Tromethamine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool. [CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].