10 Benefits of Make up Primer

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Most people ask what a make up primer is and its benefits. A primer is the most important part of our make up because it seals imperfections giving you a flawless finish thus preventing foundation from looking cakey.

There are different kinds of cosmetic primers such as foundation primer, eyelid primer,lip primer, and mascara primer.


Benefits of Face Primer


  1. A face primer corrects and even out the skin tone.

  2. A face primer reduces marks and wrinkles.

  3. A face primer makes make up stay and last longer.

  4. Your make up will not smear or melt off when you sweat since primer acts as glue.

  5. Eye primer may reduce oiliness, may add shimmer, and mattify.

  6. Eye primers aid in the smooth application of eye shadow.

  7. Eye primer prevents eye shadow from accumulating in eyelid creases, and improve its longevity.

  8. Primer temporarily removes dark spots and blemishes.

  9. Lip primerssmooth out the lips thus improving the application of lipstick and color.

  10. Lip primer makes the lipstick stay for longer.


What is Primer Made out of?


  • Face primers are water based, silicon based or mineral based.

  • Some primers are fragranced, have SPF, and have color to improve skin tone.

  • Most face primers contain silicon which acts as some sort of glue or adhesive.

  • The silicon fills in the pores and lines making the foundation to be perfectly smoothed and to stick on for long hours.


How and when to Use Face Primers



  • Apply your primer 5 minutes after moisturizing your face.

  • Apply gently to the skin, paying attention to the under eye area.

  • Then apply your concealer, foundation, face powder and blush .




  1. Smashbox Photo Finish Targeted Pore and Line Primer.

    This primer is good for oily skin as it provides a matte finish. It costs about $34.

  2. The Mac Face Prep Primerwhich is available at the online at Amazon.com at $38.00. It will be worth your penny.

  3. My third recommendation is Laura Mercier Face Primerwhich is also available at online at Amazon.com and costs $35.00.


Just make sure your face is thoroughly washed before and after primer and make up applications.

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