This is going to be the first of many part in the series “What do you want to know about makeup?” I’m really excited to write this because I can talk not just about reviews and how to’s but talk about what some of you might want to know about makeup. So, part 1 is going to be about primers. My friend asked me one day what primers were and the purpose of having one or how I would put it, why primers are essential to have in our makeup routine. I’m not sure when primers began to pop up, but I remember my first primer experience about 8 or 9 years ago when I was was looking around an asian cosmetic shop. It was a pore primer for people who had large pores around their nose and cheeks. I was amazed by the texture! It was powdery but it was a paste but not sticky but really silky to the touch. Oh my, It changed my world forever!
You have to know that there are many different kinds of primers out there some there. Some with texture like the one I described above but also one that are hydrating, matte, shimmering, dewy, glowy, tinted, whatever. The main purpose of primers is to prep your face for your next makeup routine. Like an artist preps the canvas for painting, makeup artist and non professionals alike need to set up our skin on which we are going to “paint” on. The better the base, the easier it is to apply your make up and possibly less product and reapplication. Investing in a good primer or primers that match your skin type is going to save you money! Cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M! Dolla, dolla bills y’all. It’s a hard life fuelling my makeup addiction…
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Anyway, I’m getting off topic.
There are a lot of different primers for specific areas such as the entire face, nose and cheek area, eyes and lips. It can be a little overwhelming thinking about all these different textured and types of primers but let’s say that you like to put eyeshadow on everyday in your makeup routine and you don’t apply lipstick or pigmented lip products everyday then you should think about getting eye primer than a lip primer. Or if you put foundation on everyday and a simple cat liner then consider getting a face primer.
Sometimes I just use my L’Oréal UV Perfect ($14.90) sunscreen as a primer and when I’m feeling a little fancy I’ll whip out my Giorgio Armani Fluid Primer ($57.00) or if I feel like I need more coverage I just use any of my light BB creams with SPF.
Make Up Forever recently launched an array of different kinds of skin enhancing/color correcting primers which I would love to try soon! So if you are in search of a good primer I would check those out and also the products I mentioned above.
So be like Optimus Prime and prime away! Hahaha~