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Primer – what exactly do you do?!

 

 

Always wondered what a primer is?

As a makeup artist in the industry for many years, I remember first being introduced to this product just a few years back. I remember at first not quite understanding the purpose of this new product. It took me a few tries to understand exactly how to use it and get the most out of this essential product.

Today I basically can’t put on make-up without it.

It’s really that important in the make-up steps.

The correct order to apply the primer is after moisturizing and before the foundation.

Take a pea size amount and spread it on the face and neck with a make-up brush, here are some good brushes for the task:

Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush

Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush

MAC Duo Fiber Face Brush with a Shorter Handle
MAC Duo Fiber Face Brush with a Shorter Handle

Or with a sponge:

BEAUTYBLENDER ORIGINAL PINK Makeup Sponge

BEAUTYBLENDER ORIGINAL PINK Makeup Sponge

BEAKEY 5 Pcs Makeup Sponge Set Blender Beauty

BEAKEY 5 Pcs Makeup Sponge Set Blender Beauty

Beauty Junkees Makeup Sponge Blenders

Beauty Junkees Makeup Sponge Blenders

What is a Primer:

Well, just as it is named, it primes and preps the skin before applying make-up.

Face primer

This product basically creates a thin layer of product that fills out the pores and smooths out the skin surface, thus allowing the foundation to glide on smoothly.

In addition, because the primer has filled out the pores, it prevents the natural oils of our skin to surface and that way allows the foundation to stay put for many hours looking perfect.

Here are some of my favorite face primers:

Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer

Smashbox The Original Photo Finish Smooth & Blur Primer

MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base

MAC Prep + Prime Skin Base

Estee Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer + Finisher

Estee Lauder The Mattifier Shine Control Perfecting Primer + Finisher

Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Radiance SPF 35

Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Radiance SPF 35

Eyelid primer

How many times have you applied beautiful eyeshadows and eyeliners, and then just a few hours later, looked in the mirror aghast realizing the eyeshadows have smudged and either sunk into creases and fine lines or just about disappeared.

Well, here is where eyelid primer comes to the rescue.

This product is a must-have in any make-up kit.

The Primer will give your eyeshadows and liners stay power for hours, and won’t budge until you remove it with a good makeup remover.

The right way to apply, is after applying concealer on the upper eyelid, take a pea size amount and dab it gently on the lid until it is blended perfectly.

Then apply the eye make-up as you wish.

There, it’s not going anywhere.

You can go to work, sweat, cry, go on with your daily business, and this baby won’t move.

Here are some of the best eyelid primers out there:

SmashBox Photo Finish Shadow Primer

SmashBox Photo Finish Shadow Primer

MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base

MAC Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Now how do I remove all the makeup:

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

MAC Gently Off Eye And Lip Makeup Remover

MAC Gently Off Eye And Lip Makeup Remover

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

 

So, After I got the foundation and eye makeup to stay on put,  How do I make my lipstick not budge?
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