The Right Makeup Primer for your Skin Type.

With the recent popularity of beauty bloggers and beauty influences on social media, makeup and skin care products have been on the rise.  Walking into a Sephora or Ulta can get pretty overwhelming and sometimes we don’t know where to start.  All we want is to look pretty right?

One of the first steps for great makeup is your base.  Base consists of the skin on your face.  Applying a primer after moisturizing creates a barrier between your skin and foundation.  Primer creates a smoother surface for makeup application, extends your makeup throughout the day, and improves the overall look of your foundation.  Now there are different primers that can benefit different skin types.

Primers for Oily Skin

If you tend to have oily skin, you most likely have larger pores.  Minimizing pores are usually ideal when wearing foundation.  You would want to find a mattifing primer to reduce shine and greasiness throughout the day.

Also pore-minimizing primers are very popular on the market and can be found in high end stores and drug stores.

Primers for Dry Skin

Primers for dry skin are a little harder to come by.  You would want to find a primer thats hydrating.  Key words to look for are “dewey” or “illuminating”.  However be careful as some of these primers can tend to leave skin flaky.  Ask for a sample and test out product first to see how it will react to your skin.

A great alternative are primer waters in which you spray before and after makeup.  you can used them throughout the day.

When shopping for primers don’t be afraid to ask for samples.  Its the best way to know how any product will work well for you.  Good Luck!!!