Primers: The Most Important Step You May Be Neglecting!
We ALL want a flawless face whenever we apply our makeup. Sometimes, we just jump into our look without taking the necessary steps to ensure our makeup stays on for as long as possible. That is why priming your face before makeup application is so important to make sure that you get the maximum life out of your makeup. There are various types of primers for various skin types, so let’s talk about them.
There are many primers out there and a lot of them have different purposes. Not only are there regular primers that work very well on most skin types, but there are primers to help color correct, there are primers to help keep oil at bay, and there are primers to help conceal larger pores.
Regular Primers: Primers that don’t target specific skin needs are typically universal and can work for most skin types that don’t require specific needs. Primers like the NYX HD Foundation Primer and the Palladio Herbal Foundation Primer can be used on most skin types and will help prevent makeup from creasing, fading or melting away.
Color Correcting Primers: These are best for people who have specific undertones they want to counteract. Those with more red pigmentation should use a green colored primer to help counteract the redness that they do not want visible. Similarly, those with more yellow undertones should use a purple primer to help counteract the more yellowy pigments. These will create a more evened out appearance of the skin for foundation. NYX has a few different color correcting primers, such as the Studio Perfect Primers in Lavender & Green.
Oily Skin Primers: This is one of the more popular types of primers. These primers are usually oil-free to help keep further oil production. They are typically thinner in consistency and will help keep your oil at bay for longer without having to blot your face as frequently. NYX Shine Killer is perfect for this need.
Pore Filling Primers: This is the category that I typically fall into. I don’t have very oily skin but I do have larger pores so this is the type of primer I usually go for. These are also usually oil-free and will fill in the look of larger pores to create a softer look. I am obsessed with NYX Pore Filler primer; it really creates a smooth look and makes my skin look flawless.
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What type of primer do you usually go for? Let us know in the comments below!