I recently asked this question about your favourite face primers on Twitter and Facebook and I received quite a good number of suggestions and recommendations. I thought it would be fun to have a proper post where you could share with us your favourite face primers and why you like it 🙂
I haven’t found a favourite myself, because I’m actually quite new to using face primers on a regular basis. I never used to back in the day when I had oilier skin because I just wasn’t as educated as I am now 😛 I also used to use powder foundations more often because they stayed on my skin better than liquid.
These days, I’m using liquid foundation quite often and I recently started dabbling in face primers, and the results have surprised me… in a good way 🙂
When I use a face primer, I find that in general, my foundation has a better base to hold on to and stick to, so you actually end up with a smoother finish. Some primers have better oil and shine control than others, and so, I found that by the end of the day, my makeup would look as fresh as when I first put it on in the morning.
The other up side, is blush stays on longer too and if you have a pore problem, you may find that using a face primer results in a much smoother, pore-free visage.
I haven’t tried many primers and the one I’ve used the most is the Smashbox Photo Finish primer which I have been quite impressed with overall. Pair it with the Smashbox Photo Set Finishing powder and you get makeup that truly lasts all day if you need it. I’m also dabbling in a couple of other brands to see how they fare.
I will however caution that if you do use a primer, to ensure that you take off your makeup properly at the end of the day, to prevent pore clogging. Also, if you are sensitive to silicone, the number of primers available to you becomes markedly less because the core ingredient in most face primers is silicone.
Your Say: Do you use face primers regularly and if you do, do you have a favourite? Why do you like it?