Primer! Another quasi cosmetic-skin care hybrid that contains skincare ingredients but formulated to stay on top of the skin to improve makeup wear. This category at first glance looks easy but it’s not. I’m super picky about primer because so many can break you out or make makeup application harder! Crazy I know!
Primer is also another reason I decided to introduce my own brand. The following are my best picks to perfect skin prior to makeup application. Primers may be worn with or without foundation allowing your color products to apply easier and wear all day!\
BEST ALL IN ONE PRIMERS
HARVEY HELMS BEAUTY
CAMERA READY FACE PRIMER
This VELVETY gel elixir disguises pores and fine lines in seconds. Smoothed on with or without foundation, Harvey’s formula dries to a soft age defying matte finish, keeping your makeup flawless all day. Great worn alone for makeup free Saturdays. Perfect for all skin types! For a sun-kissed glow choose our Radiance Primer – same great formula with a hint of color!
HARVEY HELMS BEAUTY
EYE & LIP PRIMER
Lock your shadow and lipstick in place all-day! This double-duty primer keeps eye shadow from creasing and lip color from feathering. The creamy formula evens out eye lid color & lip texture for beautiful color application.
BEST REDNESS PRIMER
Superprimer Face Primer – Colour Corrects Redness
This lightweight, oil-free primer helps create a smooth, even canvas for foundation. It color corrects for a range of complexion concerns, especially redness, so makeup glides on evenly and stays true for a neutral, even start.
BEST PORE/OIL CONTROLLING PRIMER
Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector
Smooth skin and minimize the look of pores with Bobbi Brown’s new Skin Smoothing Pore Perfector. This multiaction formula helps to reduce the appearance of visible pores, uneven skin texture, and excess oil over time. Visible pores can be a struggle for any skin, and this new skin perfector will not only blur the complexion, but also primes it for effortless foundation and concealer applications. Formulated with algae extract, glucosamine, and a unique blend of powder, it leaves skin looking smooth, even, and poreless while feeling natural and fresh.
BEST ILLUMINATING SPF PRIMER
Stay All Day® 10-In-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm
Broad Spectrum SPF 30
I know this is a BB but it works great as a primer!
Lighten up! Add a touch of illumination with this revolutionary, oil-free formula that uses the smallest particle of coated pigments for seamless, smooth coverage. Ideal for all skin types and skintones, this beauty balm gives skin a lit-from-within glow. SPF
I hope this helps everyone get primed! If there’s a fab primer you love let me know! Also if you want to share any priming tips I’d love to hear those too!!!