Applying Makeup Primer or as the french say base de maquillage is a step that a lot of people tend to skip and it probably doesn’t get as much love as it deserves. Which is a little sad because taking that extra couple of minutes could prove life or death for your makeup regime as the day drags on. So let’s go over how Primer should be utilized so that you can start incorporating it into your daily routine.
Obviously you’ve got to buy Primer first but you don’t know which one to choose. First you need to know what you want from the Primer as there are tons of Primers on the market consider your skin and the benefits you need for it. There are primers to help with wrinkles, discoloration, matte primers for oily skin, so think about the problems your skin has and find a primer that addresses your skin personally.
Once you’ve found a primer that works for your skin and have made that fated first purchase it’s time to start application, or rather prepping for application. Wash your face with a gentle cleansing product to remove and dirt or things of that variety from the surface of your skin. Make sure your hands are spotless as well since you’re going to be using them to apply the primer and if your hands are dirty that’s not going to bode well. Feel free to apply moisturizer as well before the primer itself if you’re really concerned about your makeup perhaps being too heavy then fear not as there are primers that come with the secondary benefit of having moisturizing properties.
Get a small amount of primer maybe around the size a pea and put it on the center of your face. Try to split it between the bridge of your nose and spread it gently across your face using a circular pattern to really make sure it spreads nice and even. Make that you get your whole face so don’t forget any spots and you can even include the lips if you have dry lips so you’ll have an easier time with your lipstick later on.
And just let it dry completely, this shouldn’t take longer than a couple of minutes. Once the primer is dry then you should have a much easier time applying your foundation on top of it. And that’s all there is to Makeup Primer not complicated at all and so worth the effort.