A great base is the beginning of any great makeup look, whether you’re rocking a full face or just a few dabs of concealer. And while a great skin-care can work wonders for making sure your makeup wears flawlessly throughout the day, primer int he key to getting your makeup to perform the way it should. If you’re not familiar with makeup primer let us give you a, um, primer. These silky, soft creams and gels are meant to be applied the primer to guarantee perfect foundation application by filling in fine lines and smoothing out uneven skin texture. Plus, they also keep your makeup looking fresh throughout the day.
Primers have come a long way in the past decade, moving from the makeup artist’s kit to your vanity, and they come in a mind-boggling array of formulas. Keep reading for everything you ever wanted to know about makeup primers, including which one is right for you and how to apply them for maximum benefits.