Is it Worth it To Wear Primer- Does it Really Work?
Primers have always been used in the professional makeup world to give anyone a flawless finish, that would last. However, not many people actually believe in using these products for everyday use. Some don’t find it necessary and others don’t believe these products will actually hold makeup for a longer period of time. But, I am here to tell you that primers definitely do their job! It could benefit many CD and TG woman out there- if they just gave the right primers a chance. Trust me, I never used to wear a primer. I thought it was a waste of money, time, and I believed it wouldn’t make a difference. However, I was wrong and I now apply primer every day. I can really see the positive effects of this product when I come home from a long day and realize my makeup still looks flawless- hours after application.
A great primer will:
- Works as a moisturizer to protect and invigorate skin throughout the day.
- Creates a surface that powders/foundation/concealer can adhere to easily.
- Reduces excess oiliness from the skin (oil-free, anti-shine primer).
- Seals pores.
- Gives your makeup a smooth, soft look.
- Won’t irritate the skin, cause breakouts
- Act as a sunblock – many primers include sunscreen
- Prevent smudging or melting from the heat/perspiration throughout the day
MOST COMMON BRANDS AVAILABLE: Of course, different primers should be bought for different skin types, these are the most common brands that customers seem to like.
1. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer: $36
#1 FACE PRIMER BRAND IN THE USA*
Smashbox’s award Winning Photo Finish Primer! This product has won around 13 different awards for its outstanding performance.
This product is best for Oily T-zone skin, acne prone skin, everyday use, men and women.
2. Mac Prep + Prime: $31 each
These products work great as a primer/neutralizer. Great for CD and TG woman because you can hide your beard and prime with one product! This primer takes a step out of your makeup process which, is always great. Also, SPF 30!
- ADJUST peachy beige
- NEUTRALIZE yellow
- ILLUMINATE lavender
- RECHARGE apricot
These are also available in powder and compact form as well!
3. Mehron Skin Prep Pro: $13.95
Clearly, the more affordable out of the three primers, but still packs a punch when compared to MAC and Smashbox primers. This product works great for our clients because it really helps with perspiration. As many males know, we sweat a lot. So, finding a product that prevents sweating while also, increasing the wearability of your makeup is important.
Works great on all skin types!
Miss Rana, our experienced makeup artist, has used all of these great primers before and has seen impressive results with these brands. It seems to be most successful on oily skin types and with protecting the makeup application from the effects of heat so that your femme face stays in place for longer. Most of the feedback and reviews for this product has been very positive. Give it a whirl and let us know how you get on [email protected]
PRIMER APPLICATION: Carry out your daily facial cleansing regime as normal. After the skin is cleaned and dried primer can be applied. Primers always go on your face BEFORE any makeup. Primers come in a gel form and are best applied using just your fingers. Most girls apply primer to the whole face but at the very least it should be applied to those areas where the makeup comes off most easily: chin, nose, eyelids, and forehead. However, for CD and TG woman; be sure to apply primer to your neck as well! Be sure to allow time for the primer to ‘rest’ for a few minutes before you apply foundation.