5 Reasons You Should Use A Makeup Primer

You may have browsed the beauty aisles of your local drugstore or even taken a visit to your local beauty store and have come across makeup primer.  If you're anything like me, you probably passed that right on up and didn't give it a second look.  However, it wasn't until I started using one that I noticed it's benefits.  

But first, what is a primer?

A primer is a base for foundation or face makeup.  It is available in several formulations such as cream, gel, and powder.

Here's why you should consider using one...

1.)  Helps Makeup Last Longer

One of the greatest benefits of primers is that it helps your makeup to last longer.  Primer allows your foundation to adhere to your face so that you get the maximum wear out of your makeup.  

2.)  Reduces The Appearance Of Pores

One of the primary goals of wearing makeup is to allow your skin to appear flawless and smooth.  Primers minimize the appearance of pores to help you achieve that flawless and smooth finish.

3.)  Prepares Your Skin For Makeup Application

From evening out your skintone to smoothing your face, primers prepare your skin for easier foundation application.  Wearing primers give your face a better surface to apply makeup to.

4.)  Helps Mattify Skin

Many of us have oily skin and others of us tend to get more oily throughout the day when wearing makeup.  Primers can help in either situation.  Mattifying primers can prevent the extra shine oily skin produces throughout the day keeping your makeup flawless for longer wear.

5.)  Minimizes Fine Lines And Wrinkles

I think it's safe to say that we all want our makeup to give us the "I woke up like this" look.  Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by using a primer helps to give you that look.  Primers prevent your foundation from creasing and settling into fine lines and wrinkles.

Have you tried a primer?  If so, what are some of your favorite primers?  Let me know below!

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