A makeup primer should be used every time you use a foundation or a BB cream but many people skip this step because they feel it’s not necessary or they have no idea what is the benefits of a makeup primer.
When using a primer under your foundation it will make your foundation last longer throughout the day and it will give your foundation a smooth appearance because it smooths out enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Makeup primers also acts as a barrier between your skin and foundation which means you will have healthier skin. These primers are usually available in a gel or cream formula to suit every skin type.
Primers are not only for face makeup, there are primers available for eyes and lips.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
It comes in 20ml light blue tube, the tube is small but you won’t need too much of the primer
This primer comes in a gel-like formula which is clear and fragrance free.
The formula is extremely light weight so it won’t feel uncomfortable under foundation.
A small amount of the product can be used and it will completely minimize the appearance of enlarged pores and leave the face smooth and soft.
This primer is also inexpensive (R89.95) and good quality.
The only negative aspect of this primer is that it tends to make oily skin types even more oilier.
MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere
It comes in a 50ml black bottle with a pump that dispenses the right amount of product.
This primer comes in gel-like formula and its free from silicone
The formula is lightweight and nourishes the skin which gives off a subtle radiance.
This product comes in two shades “Radiant Yellow” and “Radiant Pink” to match your skins undertone but disappears on application.
A small amount of the product blurs fine lines, wrinkles and enlarged pores.
This product is available for the price of R520
Wet n Wild Photo focus Eyeshadow Primer
Eyeshadow primers are mainly used to prevent creasing of the eyeshadow, intensify eyeshadow colors and for eyeshadows to last longer
This primer comes in a 10ml tube and the formula is a very thick cream.
The eyeshadow primer does not intensify the color of eyeshadows.
It also does not let your eyeshadow last longer throughout the day.
If your main reason for using this eyeshadow primer is to prevent creasing because of oily eyelids, then this primer should be perfect for you.
This eyeshadow primer is also super affordable (R130)
All these primers are available at Clicks or Dischem stores except for MAC products which is available at MAC stores.
Have you used any these primers? Let me know how it worked for you