When it comes to makeup primers, the opinion in the beauty community is quite divided. Some say that primers are not needed and are just an additional fancy step but for some, it's their holy grail makeup product. Now, if you haven't tried one yet, hold your final judgement until you do.
Just a quick recap: most primers are usually made from silicone-based formulas. Its benefits include giving your skin a smoother appearance by filling in pores and blurring wrinkles, making your makeup last longer, and combating shine. Find out what the best primer for your skin type is and give it a try. Who knows? Maybe you'll be on #TeamPrimer after.
For Oily Skin: Benefit POREfessional
One of the realities of having oily skin is that makeup slips off easily especially during hot, summer days. Investing in a good moisturiser and primer can improve makeup application and staying power; plus, it can also make your pores appear smaller. The Benefit POREfessional line is tailored for oily skin types. The POREfessional matte rescue gel is suggested to be applied before the POREfessional primer. But you can actually just use the primer by itself if you prefer. It's infused with a Vitamin E derivative that can help prevent pre-mature wrinkles by protecting skin from free radicals that breaks down the skin's collagen.
For Dry Skin: Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer
If you have dry skin, you need all the help you can get. So you may layer a lot of skincare products just to stay moisturised and hydrated throughout the day. With Smashbox's Photo Finish Primerizer, you can get both the hydrating benefits of a moisturiser and smoothening power of a primer in just one layer of this product. The formula also contains hyaluronic acid, which is a powerful humectant that can hold skin moisture. On top of it all, the consistency is lightweight and feels comfortable on the skin.
For Sensitive And Combination Skin: Banila Co Prime Primer In Classic
For combination and sensitive skin, it's best to stick with a balanced formula that does not mattify nor hydrate skin too much. Banila Co's Prime Primer in Classic is a translucent gel that nails the perfect 'in-between' formula. Just dab a few drops of this product onto the skin to create a smooth canvas for your makeup.
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