There is a lot of debate about make up primers and whether they are useful for applying makeup. The truth is make-up primers do serve some purpose, depending what you need it for. Make-up primers come in lightweight, transparent gels and lotions, their ingredients usually consist of silicone, dimethicone and glycerine. These ingredients help the product to glide effortlessly onto the skin and have a wide range of needs.
Make-up primer can:
- Make your pores appear tighter
- Create a smooth uniform surface for applying your make-up
- Anchor your foundation
- Prevent foundation from soaking into dry skin
- Increase the time you have to blend your foundation
- Helps give a flawless finish
- Provide a barrier between your skins oils so your foundation last longer.
There are very few people who do require the extra step of using make-up primer in their daily make-up routine. However it is great to use for special occasions and events.
If you want to try using make-up primer and you are not sure what is the best in the market, then follow this list of best make-up primers:
ModelCo – Face Base Skin Primer
This is a silicone based face primer that leaves your skin with a silky, velvety texture. It helps make make-up last up to 10 hours and has added vitamin C and E to help nourish your skin at the same time. It is oil-free which means it is great to use for all skin types.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
This is made specifically for the eye area, used to help your eyeshadow last all day and night. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion also makes your eyeshadow show up better on your skin and stops your eyeshadow from moving into your crease. This silicon based primer is a must for anyone who loves wearing eyeshadow.
MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microperfecting Primer
This is another fantastic primer that not only acts as a perfect base for your foundation and make-up but it also comes in a wide range of colours. The benefit of using a coloured make-up base is that you can use it to colour correct your skin at the same time, for example use a green base if you have a lot of redness on your skin. If you prefer not to use a colour correcting base you can always stick with the neutral colour.