Do you wear primer under your make-up?
The base before the base… I am told that all the celebrities do.
I have never really bothered about it… some would be shaking their heads already… I understand that… It’s just that I’m not a heavy foundation wearer… less is more and all that… Except that recently I have been introduced to primer from a friend in London, who also happens to be a make-up artist. She made me try it… promising that I would see the difference and that once I did… I would be priming myself up everyday… She was right… my skin did look better… so much clearer and smoother… I suppose if you think about the idea of primer there is a logic to it… We would never paint a room without first preparing the surface.
She told me there are many different primers… but there are three that are standouts… depending on skin type…. Laura Mercier for a dewy and glowing look… perfect for a mature skin… Make up Forever that has a more matt effect… and one from Revlon… a great price point and a primer that gives a beautiful velvety finish to to the complexion… I have tried the Laura Mercier and the Revlon… my skin is a little dry for the Make Up Forever primer. I am using the Revlon by day and the Laura Mercier for the evening… It’s easy to use… a generous moisturise, a few dabs of primer spread evenly over the face and then foundation.
I have to say I am converted… Putting on the primer is now part of my routine… I’m late to the party… but now I have arrived, I will be taking full advantage… If you don’t already use primer… try it, I think you will be very happy with the results… xv