Let me just jump right in and say, for the longest time I never used makeup primer. I didn’t think it would make that much a difference. I wish someone would have shook some sense into me back then because I couldn’t have been more wrong! If you are in the same boat as I once was, I am that person that’s about to give you a wake up call!
There are different primers designed for different skin types but regardless it is a base for your foundation to go on more smoothly. It smooths creases, blemishes, large pores and helps give you a more flawless finish.
Again, I have that oily/dry combination skin and always find my makeup will separate in my t-zone area. By mid day, I will catch a glance of myself in the mirror and see half my makeup is missing. After some experimenting I managed to find two primers that work wonders for my skin. One is on the higher end scale and the other can be found at your local drugstore.
The first and more expensive one is HOURGLASS veil mineral primer. There are three different sizes as listed below. This primer is definitely worth the investment because of it’s extremely light weight and silky feel. It leaves your face feeling and looking instantly smooth for a flawless finish and it is oil free! Let’s not forget to mention how beautiful the packaging is!
1.) Travel size 0.31oz – $24.00 CAD
2.) Large 1oz – $63.00 CAD
3.) Jumbo 2oz – $87.00
If you’re not sold on wanting to make the commitment than let me tell you about the affordable option. The Rimmel Stay Matte Primer – $8.98 CAD (Give or take depending where you go)
This is my everyday primer because I personally love a long wearing matte finish and this definitely does the trick. It has a thicker consistency compared to the Hourglass and feels more like a facial cream but it’s also fast absorbing and long lasting!
If you are also new to using makeup primer, here are a couple quick tips I use:
1.) Start with a clean face.
2.) Use it sparingly, Only apply a small amount otherwise your foundation may not set on your face correctly and clump.
3.) Give yourself enough time when doing your makeup and let your primer set for about 15- 20 minutes prior so your foundation blends more smoothly and lasts all day.
I hope this is helpful in anyway and if you have any other tricks I would love to hear your feedback!
EMMY’S BEAUTY REVIEW
Hourglass veil mineral primer 9/10
Rimmel stay matte primer 8/10