We've all been there, it's 5:00PM and Happy Hour is calling. You look in the mirror and notice your makeup has pretty much melted off. Why is this happening? Probably because you did not use a primer prior to your makeup application. For example, you don't paint a wall without pre- treating it, same for your face. Primers even help smooth fine lines and wrinkles! Now ask yourself these questions to make sure you choose the RIGHT primer for your skin.
What kind of skin do you have? Oily, dry, red, dark circles, or weird undertones?
Dry Skin: Do you deal with itchy patches? Skip out on the silicone based primers unless they are specifically hydrating. Go for a hydrating primer that will help blend your makeup and create a beautiful dewy finish. My fav is this hydrating primer by Smashbox.
Oily Skin: Do you have a constant battle with shine throughout the day? You usually have larger pores and break out very easily. A mattifying primer will be your best friend. It will absorb the oil without making you look too dry. Make Up For Ever has an ahhhmazing matte primer.
Combination Skin: This is the most common skin type. You get occasional oiliness in your T-zone. Mix & match your primers, use mattifying in your T-zone and hydrating in your dry areas!
Sensitive Skin: Your skin gets red and irritated easily. Use a gentle water based primer such as Lorac's AquaPrime. It does not have any perfumes, parabens,oil, or silicone.
Tinted Primers: Do you have dark spots? Redness? Dull skin? Use a tinted primer. Green -will get rid of those red spots (pimples). Lavender- brighten dull or sallow skin. Apricot- even out skin tone and brighten dark spots.