Article by BR Amelia
First things first.
It truly is a crime not to prime. It doesn't matter if you use the most highly rated foundation, or the most expensive brush or the most hyped sponge; you won't get the results you're after if you don't start with a great base. "What?" you may be thinking. "I thought foundation was the base of my makeup?!".
And the answer to that is. Oh my sweet child. No.
When and why to use a primer.
You're going to want to use a primer between your moisturiser and your foundation.
A great primer will give you a blank canvas to work with, it'll prevent foundation from sinking in to your pores (thus revealing them halfway through the day) and it will give you a result that isn't too matte or flakey-cakey.
The three essential tips for priming.
- If you're using a sheer coverage foundation, you opt for a colour correcting primer, so you don't feel the need to apply more and more foundation.
- If you're using a moderate to full coverage foundation, use a clear or illuminating primer.
- If after priming your skin feels a little dry, mix a little serum or moisturiser in with your foundation.
So tell us, Dear Reader - do you prime every time you use foundation? What's your favourite primer? Do you have any priming tips to share? Or if you don't prime - why on Earth not?!
Get chatting below!