Face primers are relatively new in the williamhill388beauty arena and for a while they made me a little doubtful about how my skin would react.I'd always wondered whether it would clog up my pores since the whole point of it is to fill in every crease and crevice,making your face smooth and ready for blush,foundation,etc.But I plunged ahead and tried a couple of the latest,brand-spankin'-new primers,and this is what I found:
First off,they don't clog up pores like I thought they would!(Phew!) The trick is to find one that that's oil-free,like the newAmazingCosmetics Anti-Aging Face Primerthat just came out this month or a primer that's super light and can literally act like a moisturizing serum too,likeCoverGirl & Olay's Simply Ageless Serum Primer.
It's no coinkydink that both of them have anti-aging properties either.Though they fill in lines for a face-lift effect,they stick to the surface so it doesn't invade and block up the pores.When I tried out the CoverGirl product,I felt like I was just putting on a lightweight moisturizer--it didn't leave that dreaded sticky or overly powdery feel.
I got the pros from AmazingCosmetics to help me come up with our favorite reasons why we think makeup primer should be next on your williamhill388beauty shopping list.I'm SURE at least one of these will catch your eye!:
Smooths the skin's surface and evens out the skin toneHelps to better disguise blemishes and lets you blend your concealer/makeup in more evenlyMakes your foundation stick around for longer (makeup pro Terri Apanesewicz used Amazing's primer on Hillary Scott on a 90+ degree photoshoot and it did not budge!)Fills in fine lines and wrinklesReduces shineAnd finally,like I said before,it doesn't clog pores!
Have you already hopped on the primer fad a while ago?If so,which ones do you use?Do you specifically have one of the reasons I mentioned in mind when you use it?
If I didn't convince you enough here,check out our other makeup base picks and why we love 'em: