If you apply makeup at all you’ve probably considered, heard about, or purchased makeup primer at one point or another. One of the things that’s interesting about makeup primers is that many women feel they’re not totally necessary, even thinking they’re really not going to make a difference in your makeup. But the truth is, makeup primers are incredible and something that experts suggest you DON’T skip. If you’re still not sure about them, we’re sharing the benefits of applying makeup primer to give you some of the facts.
- Keeps your makeup in place – You know you dread that melting face that happens to your makeup when you sweat or end up getting stuck in the rain. If you’re tired of worrying about whether or not your makeup will still be on your face (where you put it), primers are the secret to getting you there. One of the most well-known benefits of applying makeup primer has to be the fact that they help to hold your makeup in place. Sure, it’s an extra step in your makeup routine, but they create a barrier between your skin and the makeup, giving your makeup something to hold onto and stay in place much longer than without.
- They help create a more flawless look – Ever wonder how beauty bloggers and celebrity makeup artists are always able to create such flawless makeup looks? A lot of it has to do with the fact that they apply primers to their face before adding any color products. As we said, the primers allow you to have a barrier between your skin and the makeup. The fact is, our skin is made up of ridges and grooves, by adding a primer it creates a flatter surface to start with. When you have a flatter surface on your skin, it allows the makeup to glide on much smoother and flawlessly. Didn’t think it was that easy, did you?
- You’ll look younger – Did we get your attention? Thought so! So you know how primers help to create a smoother surface on your skin? This actually is a really powerful anti-aging trick as well. When we age, we may get lines and wrinkles, and there’s nothing worse than makeup settling in those lines. Adding a primer into the mix will help fill in those lines a bit and a great primer will help keep makeup from settling in those lines. Often times, makeup settles because there is no barrier between the skin, so the primer is serving up the youthful appearance two-fold with this one. Keeping makeup from settling in your lines will help you look more youthful and give you that more flawless look, even if you have some lines.
There are SO many amazing benefits to applying a makeup primer. It’s no wonder beauty bloggers, youtubers and makeup artists swear by them when applying makeup themselves. There are a lot of options available, so it really comes down to finding a formula that works for you and your skin type.
Do you use makeup primers?