In the beginning, many years ago, when the first primers was launched! I thought to myself – “This is just another “add on product” and a good moisturiser could do the job, just as good. But, I must admit, even though it took me a few years, a primer is the BEST investment! No matter how much or how little makeup you use, a primer will make sure your makeup stays flawless all day and all night.
Why You Need A Primer!
The primers are getting more “advanced”, The first were just silicone based products, that smoothed the skins surface. But now primers can minimizes large porres, smooth the fine lines or help to color-correct the skin-tone. So, you’ll have to ask yourself, what does MY skin need!?
Primers are also available in all kinds of varieties, for the eyelids, brows, lips and even your hair!
I know it sounds like A LOT of products, but once you have tried a primer and seen its magic, it’s difficult not to use one.. And therefore you’ll see so many primers on the market, I’ve tried a lot and these below are my favorites!
Primers For The Skin
Pür Cosmetics has been on the market for 14 years, they create multi-tasking products with active ingredients, ideal for the busy, modern woman – who wants it all! Well who doesn’t? But their Correcting Primer, leaves my skin with a healthy glow and for the last few weeks I’ve been mixing it with their new “Bare It All” foundation – It’s such a good pair, I don’t have to worry about how my skin looks the rest of the day! Even a little dusty rain, won’t be able to ruin it.
But when my skin needs a bit more help, I reach out for the Lavender toned primer from BECCA – the First Light Priming Filter, that transform dull and “sad” skin and gives it an instant dewy and fresh look!
The light tone, brighten the skin and it’s like using a filter on top of your skin! It’s amazing what one product is able to do!
Primers For The Eye-Lids
Eye-lid primers are a must under any eyeshadow, your eye-makeup will last longer and make sure it won’t crease – so important!
I’m sure you have tried your eye-makeup spilt into two pieces. But a eye-lid primer will prevent that. I really like the Benefit’s Air Patrol, which also contains SPF 20 – but if you have very sensitive eyes or want a more “clean” or natural alternative, The new IDUN, Näckros Primer works great!
Primer For Your Brows
Yes, primers for the brows is also a thing! And the BROWVO Conditioning Primer from Benefit is more than just a primer, it will also make your brows look thicker and fuller. I won’t leave the house without it!
Primer For Your Glitter Makeup
This summer it’s all about glitter, so if you have plans on dancing the night away at all the festivals – you’ll need one of these. Glitter is known to be quite messy to work with, but this GLITTER Primer will create the perfect base, so you don’t have to worry about where the glitter has gone. And it can be used on the lips or eyes, so please go ALL IN!
You Can Also Find Primers For….
The Lips and Lashes, but I’m not the right person to ask, because I never really tried them. I’m more a gloss-girl, but I’ve heard amazing things about MAC’s Prep + Prime and Smashbox, Photo Finish Lash Primer.. The lash primer is on my list! if you’ve tried it…let me know how it works!
Mask & Hair Primers?
Yes, you’ll also be able to find that! The first is Origins Maskimzer, Origins is one of the strongest brands when it comes to facial masks and I LOVE their masks and even though I can’t see or feel the big difference, I like to use the spray before I apply my masks. I think it works as an essence – and I like to get the best out of my masks.
And to the last product! Percy & Reed’s Wonder Balm, works as a styling primer that preps your hair and speed up the styling process. I really like it and together with their light volume oil! Yes, an oil that gives the hair volume – I have no idea how it works, but it does and its great on my fine Scandinavian hair!
I would love to hear about your favorite primers!
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