If you don’t know what a primer is you really should go to the nearest Sephora or other beauty department to pick up this makeup must-have! I always thought a primer was literally a waste of money, but it’s actually a makeup miracle. A primer basically adds a thin layer between your skin and your makeup. It creates the look of a totally flawless complexion! Don’t we all love that? Of course we do! We give you some extra tips on how get the most out of your primer.
1. Less is definitely more
Dolce & Gabbana The Primer ($65)
A little goes a long way. You don’t need a lot as it can actually work against you. A pea sized amount is more than enough to cover your entire face.
2. Mix your primer with foundation.
Dr. Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 ($39)
Wait what? If you want less coverage and a more ‘natural’ look, mix your foundation with a primer. This way your foundations becomes more translucent, blends better and you look much less caked on. Score!
3. Powder between your primer and foundation
This trick makes sure your make up stays on all day! Apply your primer as you usually do and next dust a lightweight translucent powder on top. This way you are locking your primer in and it won’t slide around when you apply your foundation. Don’t be too heavy with the powder a little goes a long way.
4. Choose the right primer for your skin type
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 ($54)
The right primer will not only help your makeup look perfect for longer, it will also help smooth over fine lines, wrinkles and open pores. There are many to choose from, though. As with your skincare, look for one that is suited to your own skin type.