MUFE HD All Mat Primer
MUFE HD Foundation #173 (center of face) & Mix of #173 & 177
MAC Bronze E/S
MAC Embark E/S
SMH Champagne E/S (highlight & tear duct)
MUFE Aqua Eyes in Black
Ardell Brow Defining Powder in Mink
MAC Dirty Plum Blush
MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush
MAC Iridescent Loose Powder – Golden Bronze
MAC Silly Girl L/G
The Importance of Primer: Keep your Makeup Lasting all Day
In this post I’m going to talk about ways I keep (and probably most other people) my makeup lasting all day. I use a primer; one for my eyelids and one for my face (foundation primer).
Primers in general, prepare your skin for makeup application by providing a smooth, even surface free of lines and wrinkles (if you have them) and minimizes larger pores. Primers give makeup something to “grab” onto, making your makeup last longer, lessening the need for touch-ups throughout the day. It’s not good layering makeup on top of old makeup. Plus, you will decrease the likelihood of your makeup having that “cakey” look you see when people layer makeup throughout the course of the day.
Most foundation primers are silicone based, fragrance free and oil free, and come in a gel to powder formula. A makeup primer is great for people with very dry and sensitive skin since it nourishes the skin and calms inflammations, and if using a color-correcting primer, it can help even out skin tone and discoloration. There are also special formulations for people with oily skin as well, which are called mattifiers, and I use this type.
Foundation primers allow you to use less of your makeup since your foundation isn’t absorbing into your skin. The primer acts as a base, with the foundation adhering to the primer rather than the skin itself. With a primer reducing the imperfections of the skin’s surface, less of the product is needed to cover those areas.
1. Apply Moisturizer & blot off excess with a tissue
(apply an oil-free moisturizer if you have oily skin)
2. Let the moisturizer set for 5 min
3. Put a little bit of primer on the back of your hand (warms it)
4. Apply the primer with a sponge all over your face in a stippling motion.
***When using a mattifying primer, make sure to apply it to your t-zone or any areas you tend to be oily the most.***
5. Apply foundation after primer has set.
These are the one’s I’ve used.
***MUFE’s All Mat & Tarte are my favorite***
1. Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer – $30 at Sephora
(Doesn’t work & broke me out)
2. MUFE All Mat – $45 at Sephora & MUFE
3. Tarte Clean Slate Primer – $30 at Sephora
Look out for my next post on Eyelid Primers & Eyeshadow Bases