Makeup Primers: Secret Tricks

One of the best things to ever happen to makeup foundation was the introduction of using a primer agent on the face at the very start, and before laying down any other elements, whether it be foundation, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner and so forth. Primer ensures an improved base for all the other makeup to rest upon, and enhances coverage evenness, the overall smoothness and way longer periods between any needed touch ups, if even needed at all. Since makeup primers have become regarded as a necessary component to a fully executed makeup session, there have been many brands, types and prices to hit the market. And not only this, but as makeup artists and home DIYers continue to explore the possibilities, we are learning some really cool tips about makeup primers that are truly helpful, and some of the more popular ones are here for you.

Woman holding primer and brush.

Makeup Primer, in a Pinch
This is just one of those things you’re gonna have to try first, before you can be expected to believe it. Just know that it has been done, and with great success, too. While there are different ingredients that go into the different brands of men’s after shave products, some will work quite nicely as a makeup primer for your face. Makeup primers are a great way to fill in your skin’s uneven places to lay a foundation that is ideal for accepting makeup. It works just as well as the products actually sold as makeup primers, but is thinner. This helps to avoid a cakey look, especially when you are finishing off with powder.

Fundamentals on Foundation
Essentially, you have three different types of foundation from which to choose. These are divided between liquid, powder and cream. By adding primer, you increase your control and best results, according to the way you add it. For instance, in going on the name “primer” alone, you would assume that it should only be used as a base layer, however women who prefer a more translucent look have been mixing their cream type foundations into their primer with excellent results. No coverage is lost, and this method produces a good blended, longer lasting wear. Women with oily faces who usually tend to stay away from cream foundations receive the same go-ahead, with the only difference being that they should apply this mix with a damp sponge.

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