I love summer. It's my favorite of all seasons, but the heat can
mean more oil, shine, and makeup that has dripped or run off.
I have only been using face and eye primers for the past year or two. It was
one of those products that when introduced at a makeup counter I often thought...
I'm not spending my money on something you can't even see!!! No thanks.
Give me something fun with color.
However, I've grown up and matured into the knowledgeable woman I am now and
realize they do, indeed serve a great purpose. : )
A face primer serves to protect your skin and act as the base for your foundation
or powder. It's going to be the product that your foundation is going to stick to rather
than your skin. It's going to give your foundation, blush, bronzer, etc longevity in
making it through the day.
Their are a variety of primers you can get with different formulas based on your
skin and what you are trying to accomplish.
From left to right:
the Pore fissional by Benefit: pore minimizing. $30 at Sephora
Fix & Perfect by Rimmel: smoothes skin and minimizes pores. $6 at Wal-Mart
Brightening Complexion Potion by Urban Decay: brightens. $31 at Ulta or Sephora.
An eye primer is designed to serve as the base for your shadows. Just as a face
primer it's going to give your shadows something to stick to and last through the
day. It's also going to make the color of shadows stay vibrant and
not fade or crease.
I always apply my eye primers. I'm guilty of skipping my face primer, but unless
I'm just in a huge hurry this is a step in my daily routine.
You can buy all kinds of eye primers. Some have color, some are colorless, some
are in a jar, some have a wand. It's all in what you want and what you are trying to
achieve. To me the easiest and fastest one is the NYX HD
b/c it comes with a little wand and it's just effortless.
However, I love my jar primers that have color b/c they can be worn on their own
for a natural look or serve as a pretty base of color for a look.
These are all my favorites:
From left to right:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink. $6 at Target.
NYX HD Shadow Base: $7 at Ulta or Drugstore.com
Lorac Behind the Scenes: $21 at Sephora.
Make up Forever Aqua Cream #13: $23.
Do you prime? What are YOUR favorites?!