Makeup Tips: Do You Really Need a Makeup Primer?

Makeup primer is one of those products that might seem nonessential. After all, you already have a go-to foundation so there’s no need for an additional base layer. But if you truly want a flawless look and whether or not you’re going with full-on makeup or just the bare essentials, preparing your face with a makeup primer is an important step.

For one, makeup primer prevents your makeup from settling into even the finest lines on your face. And if you prefer using a liquid foundation, then you’ll know that it has a tendency to make wrinkles and even the smallest pores visible — applying a layer of makeup primer seals your pores so that your makeup will look smoother. Here are a few more reasons why you need to start using makeup primer.

It Protects Your Skin

Makeup primer acts as a protective layer between your skin and all the makeup you’re going to apply to it. Most cosmetic products are made from ingredients that are skin-safe — like Korean makeup brand Laneige, that uses glacial water from the Himalayas — but using makeup on a daily basis puts your skin under some stress. Applying a primer reduces the chances of breakouts, pore blockage, and other unwanted side effects.

It Makes Your Makeup Last Longer

Makeup primer makes your skin smoother, so it’s easier to apply and blend your makeup. Your entire look also ends up looking smoother and less prone to flaking or cracking. What’s more, primer also makes your makeup last longer, lessening the need for touch-ups throughout the day. This is because primer acts like a shield for dust, water, smoke, and other external substances that causes your makeup to wear off faster.

It Absorbs Excess Oil

If you have naturally oily skin or if you sweat a lot especially during summer, the makeup primer is your best friend. It absorbs the excess oil from your skin and prevents your face from looking shiny. Another benefit of using a primer before applying foundation is that it prevents your makeup from looking dull, which tends to happen after long hours. Just add a base coat of primer and you’re good to go.

It Acts as a Concealer

If you only have light marks on your skin, then you don’t need to use concealer. Your makeup primer can do the job just as well. Primer can also act as a highlighter, giving your skin a glowing, radiant look. If you’re fond of taking selfies and posting your #MakeupOfTheDay on social media, then a primer is a must, as it makes your skin look younger and more supple under any kind of light.

It Works on Any Skin Type

There are tinted makeup primers available in the market, but for the most part, most regular primers will work on any skin type and skin tone. If you’re a fan of the no-makeup makeup look, you can also apply a coat of primer as an alternative to foundation to give you a healthy-looking glow. Just put on the lightest touch of blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick or lip gloss and your look is complete.

Tinted makeup primers, on the other hand, can act as color correctors both in person and in photos. Green- or yellow-tinted primers can help tone down redness, while peach- or lavender-tinted primers work best for dark spots and sallow complexions.

If you still need some more convincing, applying a makeup primer is also as easy as can be. Just use your fingertips — as if giving your face a light massage — to help the product settle better onto your skin and get the blood flowing in your face for an even more natural look. A concealer brush helps if you have deeper wrinkles that you need to fill in better.

So if you want flawless-looking makeup every single time, plus a host of other skin benefits to boot, then it’s time for you to get in the habit of using a makeup primer.

So Sassy Peeps, Do you use a makeup primer? Do tell, inquiring minds want to know!!!

Have a Happy Healthy and Remember to Always….Stay Sassy

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