Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Face Primers

Face Primer is a relatively new product to the cosmetic world, but I think most makeup artists these days consider it a staple. I know many of you are going to say...."not another product!" But trust me on this one, it makes a huge difference!

Here is why you should use a face primer:
-Primers allow makeup to glide on smoother because the primer settles in the pores and fine lines, creating a smoother skin surface. (kinda like a "Spackle" for your skin!)
-You will use less makeup because of your smoother skin surface.
-Some primers have extra benefits such as mattifyers or sunscreen.
-Your makeup will last longer because the primer acts as a "glue" to bind the makeup to skin.
-It feels good! Most primers have a silky, silicone feel to them.

Face primer is the first step in the makeup process. After applying your skin moisturizers, allow a few minutes for them to absorb before you apply the primer. Apply your primer all over the face, as you would a moisturizer, followed by any eye or face concealor and then your foundation.

I use Stoltz Image Cosmetics on myself and my clients. Their primer is called "Retexturizing Face Primer." Another popular primer is the Smash Box Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
 Retexturizing Face PrimerPhoto Finish Foundation Primer

Next time you go the cosmetics counter, ask to try one, I promise you will never go without it again!

1 comment:

Erika said...

I have a full-size sample of a primer that I got at a trade show.. let me see what it is... Isodecane. THe ingredients are all silicones, which makes sense with the sliding, smoothing idea. (I was a chemistry major in college, so all those long chemical names mean something to me LOL) I skip it a lot, though, just to save time because I am always rushing in the morning to get myself and my husband and 3 kids out the door in time for me to go to work.