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22 Nov

Makeup Primer

Makeup Primer

What it is and what it is for?


For a good application of makeup it is necessary that the skin receives the necessary care, so as not to have enlarged pores, some wrinkles, among others.
The function of the primer is to leave the skin uniform to receive makeup, ensuring that the products remain intact for longer.


What are the most used ingredients and their function?


Makeup primers have several ingredients, the most common of which are the following:
Silicones allow the base or shadow to slide easily over the skin. In addition, they facilitate the adhesion of pigments under the skin.
Glycerin provides a wetting action with a high affinity for water.
Sodium chloride is an aid in stabilizing the emulsion.
Water is an agent that solubilizes oily components with solids and liquids.
Preservatives are ingredients that protect the product from contamination by microorganisms.
Finally, the fragrance promotes perfumed skin.


Which various types exist and what are their differences?


Increasingly, the primer is used as an essential care in makeup.
The mattifier, being ideal for oily skin, controls sebum production and keeps the skin without excessive shine, such as Mattifying Under Makeup Base by Inglot.
The long-lasting one is ideal for blurring or draining over the hours, taking as an example Under(cover) by Marc Jacobs Beauty.
The color correction, that is, acts on small spots. For example, green is ideal for minimizing skin redness, as Superprimer Colour Corrects Redness by Clinique. Yellow is ideal for smoothing purple skin tones, such as dark circles or blemishes.
The illuminating primer is a strong ally for dry or dull skin, such as Radiante Boost Face Base by KIKO.
What minimizes the pores, as the name implies, fills the visible pores so that, when applying makeup, the skin is uniform, just like The POREfessional by Benefit.
The moisturizing primer is essential for dry skin, because in addition to smoothing and preparing the skin, it offers extra hydration, such as Pro Filtr Hydrating Primer by Fenty Beauty.


What is the most used packaging format and what are the most frequent sizes?


Primers come in a dispenser, tube, bottle, stick, dropper and spray. Its most frequent amount is 30ml.


What to take into account when choosing a primer?


When choosing the pre-base, you must evaluate your skin type and choose a care that corresponds to it, otherwise it may cause adverse effects to those desired. In this way, you can choose according to what your skin needs, such as hydration primers, excess oil control, optical disguise, among others.
You should also prefer a care that contains at least some of the ingredients mentioned above.


What are the recommendations for use and tips?


As mentioned, you should choose a product that meets your skin's needs.
It is important to take into account the care routine: sanitize, tone and moisturize the skin very well before applying the primer.
Do not use the product in excess, as it can give a very artificial effect.
Whether you apply it with a brush, sponge or hands, it is always important to have everything properly sanitized, so as not to bring bacteria to the skin.
When applying the primer it is important to apply from top to bottom and always towards the hair. Continue to spread until you achieve a uniform effect on the skin.


What are the pros and cons of using a primer?


The primer evens out the skin, however we must take into account the disadvantages.
Allergic reactions can be triggered by these products. Therefore, it is important to check the composition of the product.
On the other hand, depending on the objective of the care, this can bring numerous benefits, such as: promoting the best fixation of the makeup; soften enlarged pores; intensify colors in make-up; control the oiliness of the skin; disguise wrinkles and expression lines.



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