Hello guys! I'm on a holiday right now with my family to celebrate my mother's birthday! Like what I always do, I'll share this trip with you guys soon. :) In the meantime, check out our FMF query from Pam:
Do we really need makeup primers for the face? What are the best primers depending on a person's skin type? Thank you in advance!
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For someone who has oily skin and has been avidly using makeup primers for more than 2 years now, I say YES, primers are necessary. Aside from extending the wear time of makeup, they:
1. Give liquid/cream/mousse bases some slip
2. Even out skin tone further by minimizing the ungodly sightings of wrinkles, dips, scars, discolorations, and creases
3. Form a barrier between makeup and the skin
4. Help the shade of foundation appear truer on the skin
5. Help intensify the color of makeup
Some primers are also infused with skin caring properties.
However, these are the common facts that sources will tell you about makeup primers. The more interesting question is, how can primers do all of these benefits? The answer? It all lies in the ingredients: primers have unique ingredients that are specially formulated to optimize the effects of makeup.
Below are the most common ingredients found in primers:
Dimethicone and Crosspolymers- skin protectant
Tocopheryl Acetate- a skin antioxidant
Silicone- makes skin smoother for better foundation application
Cyclomethicone- good for oil control
Propylene Glycol- skin moisturizer
These ingredients will also help you find the right primer that suits your needs. Now click READ MORE and know the different types of makeup primers, and find out which ones will fit your skin type.
- Good for normal and dry skin because of its high water content and soothing, moisturizer- like texture.
Some known liquid primers: Laura Mercier Oil- Free Primer, MAC Prep+Prime, Shu Uemura UV Underbase line, Essence Cosmetics Makeup Primer
- Best for combination to oily skin; commonly used in professional fields such as Theatre, Film, photo shoots, and the likes for its superb holding prowess.
Some known mattifying primers: Kryolan Invisible Matt, Make Up For Ever All Mat, Philosophy Never Let Them See You Shine Primer
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- Best for dry to oily skin; help plump skin; allow easier blending of makeup especially on scarred skin; controls oil; help give a more even makeup coverage
Some known Gel Primers- Smashbox Photofinish Primer, The Body Shop Skin Primer Moisturise It
Pore- Reducing Primers
- Targets pores by diminishing their appearance; controls oil to some extent, although it's mainly for addressing enlarged pores
Some known pore- reducing primers: Benefit Porefessional, Maybelline, Too Faced Primed and Poreless, Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser, Shu Uemura POREraser UV Underbase
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Color- Correcting Primers
- best suits any skin type, but primarily targets discolored skin
Shades of Color- Correcting Primers:
White- for luminosity
Purple- for sallowness
Green- for redness
Peach- for hyperpigmentation
Blue- helps illuminate pale complexions
Pink- for dull skin
Some known color- correcting primers: Make Up For Ever HD Color- Correcting Primer line, Revlon Photofinish Color- Correcting Primer line, Smashbox Photofinish Color Correcting Line; Essence Cosmetics Color Correcting Primers, selected Shu Uemura UV Underbase Primers (Pink/Purple and Peach), Benefit That Gal Brightening Primer
Since we're already tackling primers, I might as well discuss eye and lip primers:
Eye Primer- basically does what face primers do: it prevents color creasing, prolongs the vibrance of eye makeup, and evens out the skin tone on the lids. Eye Primer usually comes in gel-cream form, and it's perhaps the best consistency for the most sensitive area of our face.
Some known eye primers: Urban Decay Primer Potion, Too Faced Shadow Insurance, ArtDeco Eyeshadow Base, Lime Crime Eyeshadow Helper, Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer, Kryolan Eyeshadow Base
Lip Primer- lip primer may keep lipsticks intact, but its main mission is to decrease the appearance of lip lines for a smoother, plumper look, and to unify the color of the lips.
Some known lip primers: ArtDeco Lifting Lip Stylo, MAC Lip Erase, Etude House Lip Concealer
That's all! Hope you all liked this post! Have a fantastic weekend! :D
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