Face primer is usually not in most of our makeup bags. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why we need it, when to use it or how to apply it. You’re probably thinking, makeup shouldn’t be this complicated and you’re right!

Typically primer is used to achieve a flawless, long lasting look. It’s used to even out your skin and create a smooth surface for your makeup application. It allows your skin to look radiant throughout the day and helps maintain a photo finish.

Take a look at some helpful tips and my primer recommendations to achieve a long lasting look for any occasion.

How to apply primer:

  • Apply to a clean face.
  • Use your hands or a small sponge to apply all over the face.
  • Most primers can also act as a moisturizer, so you can skip the face cream!
  • Let the primer set into your skin for 1-2 minutes before applying your makeup.

When to use primer:

  • Go from day to night and enjoy happy hour without having to constantly reapply your makeup.
  • Some weekends are fun filled and packed with activities. Use a primer to set your makeup for the many adventures you have planned.
  • Black tie events not only require your best glam look, but also primer for the long hours on the dance floor.

Primers to use:

Benefit CosmeticsThe POREfessional Face Primer

Click on the link to buy: Sephora

This light weight primer balances your skin tone and reduces your pores. If your makeup motto is less is more this primer is a perfect fit!



Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Click on the link to buy: Sephora

This medium weight primer creates an even foundation for the rest of your makeup. It’s easy to apply, and makes for a long lasting look.




Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radlance

Click on the link to buy: Sephora

This medium/heavy primer is good for dry skin types. It goes on smooth and locks in moisture for an all day finish.



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