26 September, 2013
It’s Prime Time!Comments : 3 Posted in : Beauty, Product Reviews on by : Reema Tags: bareminerals, clinique, foundation primer, skin, skincare
Today’s blog is on an increasingly popular beauty essential – foundation primer! There is a range of primers out in the market these days to suit all skin types, concerns and budgets.
So, what does a primer do and why do you need one?
- A good primer smooths the skin to create a ‘canvas’ for the rest of your look, very much like a mandatory primer before you paint the walls in your home!
- Helps you to disguise blemishes by making it noticeably easier for you to blend concealer/foundation evenly into your skin
- Minimises appearance of pores, lines and wrinkles by filling them in.
- Corrects skin colour and evens out your skin tone.
- Allows makeup to look fresh and last longer.
It took me a while to add foundation primer to my makeup routine. And when I finally did, there was no looking back.
I am obsessed with my bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer and can’t recommend it highly enough. It leaves my skin feeling silky soft and smooth and makes a world of a difference to the final look. The primer helps the foundation stay fresh all day long and, I have to say, I feel incomplete if I don’t use it.
Clinique recently launched a special range of ‘Superprimers’ that includes 6 primers addressing a number of skin concerns from redness and sallowness to dull skin and discolouration etc.
The Clinique Universal Face Primer is quite creamy in consistency but lacks the velvety feel of the bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer. It feels quite different during application but the job still gets done. I tried out the universal, non-tinted primer but the tinted ones look great and I will definitely keep them in mind for the future.
Foundation primers are an extremely effective product but it is important to do your research and choose wisely, especially if you have a sensitive skin.
Do you have a favourite foundation primer that you can’t live without? Feel free to comment below, would love to compare notes! 🙂