Do you have oily skin? Fine lines? Wrinkles? Some scarring from acne? Would you like your makeup to stay on longer during the day? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you should be using a primer before applying your makeup.
A primer is applied to skin after moisturizing but before applying makeup. It serves as a foundation for the makeup to stick to, helping makeup to stay in place longer and reducing the occurrence of makeup settling in to fine lines and creases in the skin. Primer also helps give skin a matte finish, great for us gals with oil-prone complexions.
Totalbeauty.com had women of different ages use a primer for the firsts time. One of the women, 31 years of age, said, “Makeup stayed in place longer and still looked great even 10 hours later. Overall, the primer provided a great canvas for makeup and created a smooth finish under normal daytime lighting.”
It seems as though when a woman tries a primer, she loves the result and makes it a staple in her beauty case. That could be why sales for primers jumped from about $26.9 million to $46.6 million in just 5 years.
Our pick for an under-makeup primer is the Youngblood Mineral Primer. It smoothes the appearance of fine line and pores, creating an even surface for foundation. It is also packed with minerals and vitamins to protect skin from environmental damage. You can purchase the Mineral Primer from Youngblood at Lorraine’s House of Styles in Hoboken, NJ.