What is it Napoleon Perdis says? It’s a crime not to prime! True story…if you want the most flawless complexion you best be prepping yourself well prior to ANY makeup application.
Primers not only help to create a barrier between your skin and your makeup, which by the very way means a longer wear for your foundation, but also they act to blur the appearance of minor imperfections perhaps pores or fine lines or uneven skin texture and even in some cases hydrate skin so that your makeup with ease on down the road more easily during application.
Needless to say primer is something everyone should indulge in. Choosing the best facial primer for your skin type is the first step in creating a lasting relationship with a good facial primer but I’m sure you’ll run into more than one to love.
These are Some of the Best Facial Primers I love and use daily.
Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector
What’s great about? Well, the fact that it creates a perfectly lightweight semi-matte finish on my skin and helps to keep shine at bay during the warmer weather while creating a barrier between your skin and your makeup which results in extra long wear for your BB Cream and foundation!
MAC Adjust Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting SPF 30
This one is new to the ballgame but a really fast favorite for me. What’s so fab about it? It’s a hydrating formula which means it adds some much needed extra moisture to my skin so my foundation or bb cream applies easily. This moisture also means that my foundation looks fresh and flawless without being cakey, flaky, or dry due to my drier skin. It also has a sheer tint which evens out my skin tone and brightens and heck, if I’m feeling frisky it’ll double up as lightweight coverage so not only does it correct and prime but also acts as a tinted moisturizer of sorts without the need to follow up with foundation or BB Cream! Plus hey, how about that SPF 30?
Revlon Photoready Perfect Primer
The best of the best in the facial primer drugstore world. This hybrid formula feels slightly silicone-y but also has a bit of a creamy moisture to it so it eases on, never pills, blurs the appearance of pores and minor imperfections, and creates a super soft finish for foundation to adhere to. This is the one to pick up if you have smaller less visible pores and want something to perfect your entire complexion prior to applying your base products!
Tarte Colored Clay CC Primer
A primer with lightweight coverage? Tarte has an app for that! This color correcting tinted primer can ease the appearance of redness, even out skin tone, brighten, and even act as lightweight foundation should you want or just to prep for your favorite CC Cream or BB Cream. The brightening effect gives skin a beautiful finish especially if your skin is duller or tired looking! Plus hey the packaging makes it easy to swipe it on, blend it out, and go to town.
Skin Food Omija Whitening Complexion Cream
Hydrating, brightening, and even treats skin during the wear? That’d be the very awesome Omija Whitening Complexion Cream from Skin Food. This super rich and creamy textured primer acts to ease dullness, visibly brighten skin, and set the way for your BB Cream or foundation products while keeping them wearing fresh all day.
Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer
Primer in a stick? Yup! This easy to apply primer doesn’t exactly give you 15 hours of foundation wear but it does create a rather excellent barrier for your base to stick too! That means longer, stronger wear. The formula is easy to apply, easy to blend, and works great for spot treatment too…like around my nose where I have smaller visible pores! Yak! The innovative packaging means you can easily travel with it as well for touch ups.
What are some of the facial primers you currently have in rotation?
Do you use any of these?