Many makeup professionals say that the primer / foundation is very important before applying the foundation. And it turns out that many of us still miss the stage of applying the primer to the face when applying makeup. Because most of us think that using a primer is not very important. In this article we learn the benefits of using a face primer and how to use it correctly.

There are also those who believe that the use of a primer for the face can trigger the appearance of acne. Why does this notion arise? As a rule, the face primer contains silicone or dimethicone, which can even out the appearance of the facial skin. And in some people, this silicone can provoke the appearance of pimples.

What is a primer?

The primer is a makeup base used after the moisturizer just before applying the foundation. It is usually made of silicone. This creates a barrier between the skin and the foundation used, so that the foundation does not penetrate the pores and keeps our skin cleaner and protected. And the most important thing is that the makeup we apply remains persistent throughout the day and that the skin is radiant.

One of the greatest advantages of the primary treatment is the possibility of masking the surface of the pores that seem large. No matter how big your pores are, an ordinary liquid foundation will not be able to perfectly hide them, while a primer can subtly close the pores on the face.

Here are some of the benefits of using a face primer –

  • smoothing the skin surfaces
  • become a protective “border” between the skin and makeup.
  • the make-up becomes smoother and longer lasting.
  • skin tone corrector
  • creates a perfect skin surface for applying makeup and offers protection for a longer lasting makeup.
  • hides skin imperfections such as blackheads, redness, pigmentation and small pimples.
  • can subtly close the large pores of the face
  • . mask wrinkles and fine lines.
  • make it easier to apply the foundation on your skin.
  • moisturizes the skin all day long. so that the skin is not dry or too oily. The primer helps to reduce excess shine in the T-zone.
  • protects the skin from UV rays. The primer mainly contains SPF
  • which is easy to apply. Its light and non-greasy texture absorbs quickly

How exactly to use a face primer?

Use after applying the moisturizer

Before applying the primer, first apply a moisturizer to make your skin smoother. Wait a few minutes before using the primer. Keep in mind that the primer is applied after moisturizing and before foundation. Thus, the Foundation will be stronger.

Apply the primer correctly

Apply a face primer to the skin of the face with your fingers. You can apply the primer from the center of the face to the points of the face outward so that it is not too mottled.

While applying the primer to your face, massage it lightly (tapping with your fingertips on your face) so that the circulation on your face is more even. This is done so that your skin “breathes”, even if you apply foundation and powder after that.

To achieve maximum result, you can beat it with a beauty blender.

Apply a foundation

After using the primer, you can apply a foundation. But you need to wait a few minutes before using the foundation. Primers can make the foundation strong, especially in hot air conditions. In addition, the primer also prevents your skin from drying out due to exposure to the substances that make up the Cosmetics.

Another tip: Primer can also help you achieve a new look without makeup. Well, if you want a fresh and natural face, as if without makeup, and of course even more beautiful, the main thing is to apply a primer. Apply a primer, then immediately apply a powder or a compact powder to cover the skin (without having to add foundation).

What does the primer do?

The face primer will help you get a smooth ”base” for applying makeup. Sometimes the condition of our skin is “problematic”, the skin surface is uneven, acne, acne scars, reddish spots, wrinkles, enlarged pores appear. Well, a face primer can help you make your facial skin smoother so that it is easier to apply foundation or powder.

The primer can help reduce facial redness, mask uneven skin tone and mask the appearance of larger pores on the face.

The face primer also serves to protect the skin pores from the effects of “harsh” cosmetics that can worsen the condition of your skin.

The primer can fix the makeup that you apply until it lasts longer.

A face primer can help reduce excess fat on the face. So your face doesn’t get oily quickly either.

How to choose the right primer?

The skin condition of each person is different. So, to choose a primer, you also need to consider whether it is suitable for your skin type or not.

If the skin is oily, pay attention to the matting primer. If the skin is dry, pay attention to a moisturizing primer.

Those of you who have acne problems should not apply the primer every day. Consult your dermatologist first for skin problems, whether you are allergic to silicone or dimethicone.

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