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Makeup Tips and Reviews: The Key to a Flawless Face

When you think about makeup, you may think about face products like foundation, concealer, blush and one of the trendiest products around, highlighter. However, there is another step that is key in creating a flawless finish with your face makeup: primer.

Face primer is a base that allows your other face products to go on smoothly and help your make- up last longer. It preps, protects and nourishes the skin. There are different primers for all sorts of skin concerns.

Currently, one of the most popular forms of face primer is “primer spray.” Primer spray comes in a bottle and has a spritzer that you can mist all over your face. Primer sprays are refreshing and leave a hydrating finish to the skin. They can also serve double duty as a setting spray to seal your makeup. An economical option is the Mario Badescu Facial Sprays, which include

soothing ingredients, like rosewater, lavender, and green tea. They come in two sizes and retail for $7-$12 at Ulta. If you want to splurge, a great high-end primer spray is the Too Faced Hangover 3-in-1 Replenishing Primer and Setting Spray, which retails for $32 at Sephora and Ulta.

Another popular type of primer on the market is pore-minimizing primers. These primers help mask pores because they contain silicone, an ingredient that does not clog your pores or cause you to break out. One of the best low-cost pore-minimizing primers is Maybelline’s Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, which costs about $6 at any drugstore. My favorite high-end pore-minimizing primer is “Benefit’s Porefessional Face Primer,” which costs $31 at Sephora and Ulta.

Smoothing primers are one of my personal favorites. These are exactly what they sound like and help smooth and even out your skin texture. A smoothing primer that I recommend is the Makeup Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer, which retails for $37 at Sephora. A great, more cost-effective option is the NYX Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer, which costs about $15 at any drugstore.

When using primer, apply a dime-sized amount all over your face and let it absorb into the skin for a minute before applying the rest of your face makeup. Not only will your skin feel baby soft, but the rest of your face products will apply better and last longer!

 

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