You wake up a 6 in the morning, take your shower and begin your beauty routine. You are busily working away and it’s lunchtime. As you grab your purse, you take out your handy mirror to check for unattractive “bat’s in the cave,” then you see your face. It’s shinny, oily, and all of your foundation has worn off exposing that stubborn red blemish. Quickly, you grab your powder and touch up your face, praying no one noticed how revealing and naked your face looked.
Sound familiar? Like you, I have experienced this horror, and how found a great product to solve my naked face issues.
And the answer is FOUNDATION PRIMER!!!!!
According to a national consumer survey conducted by an independent research firm, Directive Analytics, 74% of women stated that they do not use a foundation primer. The best Foundation Primers help to ease the application of foundation and are meant to create a barrier between your foundation and your skin. Just like you prime a wall before you paint it, you can prime your face before you apply foundation.
Makeup primers are crucial, says celebrity makeup artist Charlie Green. According to Ashunta Sheriff, celebrity makeup artist, she never applies foundation without a primer, which is why a primer is one of the best makeup application tricks. These makeup artists swear primers go one step further than moisturizers: they’ll even out skin tone, keep oil at bay, fill in fine lines, and provide a smooth canvas for your foundation to stick to.
Other benefits of foundation primers include:
- They allow foundation to “stay put” in hot humid and sticky weather.
- Helps prevent skin from absorbing talc and pigment from your foundation.
- Contains botanicals to help moisturize with ingredients such as lavender, orange, jasmine, and aloe extracts aiding in soothed and refreshed skin.
- Using a primer underneath foundation helps to avoid your foundation from caking also known as “cake face.”
When you are in the market for a primer, you should pay special attention to its ingredients. You want your primer to suitable for ALL SKIN TYPES, oil- and fragrance-free, non-comedogenic, silica.
With this makeup tip and trick of using foundation primer, I no longer have to worry about the mid-day naked face. Based on my research, primers can range anywhere from $20-$50 dollars. Of course you can spend a lot more, but that is not necessary. I spend $16.00 dollars for mine and it has really worked wonders. In the end, primer is fantastic because it gives you that invisible safeguard that not only fills in imperfections, but also acts like a magnet giving your foundation real staying power.