Nothing is worse than passing by a mirror mid-day and realizing that your makeup is completely smudged or almost completely gone. I personally have very oily skin, so by noon, I usually look like I have just competed in a marathon of some sort when in reality, the only movement I’ve made is reaching for one more chip. The solution? PRIMER!
Primers are made for the face, eyes and even lips with the intent to prolong the wear of your makeup while looking fresh and cutting down the number of times you need to reapply. They are a wonderful prepping step for your morning makeup routine and the best part is that there is one for every type of skin.
Sure, applying primer is an extra step in an already rushed time of day, but trust me, applying a primer before your makeup is a step that you will not regret.
Here are some of my favorites:
Revlon Smoothing Beyond Natural Primer- $10.97
Why I love it: It’s transparent so it blends very easily
Rimmel Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer- $7.29
Why I love it: Great price and long lasting
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer- $36
Why I love it: It contains vitamins and oxidants that minimize the look of pores.
Urban Decay Primer Potion- $18
Why I love it: Makeup never creases and stays on for hours
MAC Paint Pots- $16.50
Why I love it: Very smooth and easy to apply. It also comes in a wide range of colors to match your skin tone
Clinique Touch Base for Eyes- $14.50
Why I love it: Makes eyes look brighter and even works with cheap eye shadow
Too Faced Lip Insurance Lip Primer- $19
Why I love it: It is free of parabens, sulfate and synthetic dye
Urban Decay Lip Primer Potion- $20
Why I love it: Has SPF 15 and no drying effect
VS PRO Pout FX Lip Primer and Definer- $12
Why I love it: Can be used as a primer and a lip liner definer to keep your lipstick from getting away from your lip liner
Which primers are your favorite and which ones do you want to try?