Back to Basics | Face Primers


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Using a primer is very important when wearing makeup. I would say it was a must to use one for that perfect finish.

Primers are used as a base to help prepare your skin for the products that you will be applying. They create a barrier between your skin and the product that you will be using.

You may find a variety of primers for different uses and needs. Some primers are colour correcting which aid in achieving a more even complexion while others are used for smoothing. There are also primers for different skin types. Dry skin types will need a moisturizing primer whereas those with oily skin will need a primer that  mattifies and controls oil/shine.

Because most primers are silicone based, they help create a smooth finish by filling in the fine lines and pores on your face resulting in flawless looking makeup.
The silicone in the primer means that your pores cannot be clogged so your skin can still breathe whilst achieving great results. This is because the silicone molecules sit on the skin as they are too large.

Another pro for using a primer is that it extends the longevity of your foundation which I'm sure we all want!

What face primer do you use?

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  1. I usually skip primers, but the only one I have used that worked for me was smashbox photo finish the light version

  2. Oh really? Why do you skip it? I've heard good things about the smashbox one but I've never tried it

  3. Great post,I tend to use primers for special occasions. Sometimes my face moisturisers have a great base for makeup x

  4. Black Radiance. It's an American brand. It's sooo good and leaves a flawless finish.

  5. @Sharon
    Thanks. Yeah especially moisturisers that contain silicone :)

    Which Black Radiance primer do you have? I just received the "Complexion Perfection" one

  6. Ha. Is there more than one? Yeah, the Complexion Perfection one. It makes makes my face look a little dry/ashy at first but after applying makeup it looks great (lovely matte finish) and lasts for hours.

  7. Oh I didn't realise there was only one lol. I can't wait to try it out!

  8. great post :)
    The F80 is also in my favorites <3

  9. lately it's a been a mix of black radiance and inglot face primer, i'm very pleased with both! =)

    1. I've just recently started using the Black Radiance one and I'm impressed

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  11. Lately, I haven't been using a face primer but this post makes me want to get back into it and see if I notice a difference. Great post. I might give the Black Radiance one a try.

    PS. I really enjoy the Back to Basics Series! I can't wait to see what else you have in store. Great Blog (I'm a new follower and I'm already hooked). :)

    1. Thank you very much Kim!
      Definitely do try the Black Radiance one! x



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