Let's talk primer. Last week, I started a new series…..the Top 5. Each week I'll be sharing my favorites of a certain product. I started with dry shampoo and I'm planning to work my way through all the mom beauty must haves. Why primer? It makes your makeup last longer. And let's be honest…..who has time to touch up their makeup when they're chasing a toddler around? A few notes about primer before I share my favorites. This is NOT a replacement for moisturizer. Primer should be applied after moisturizer and before foundation or BB cream. It bonds your foundation to the skin so that it lies smoothly and lasts longer.
Each of my favorite primers serves a different purpose……I've tested and loved each of these.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Smoothing Primer: I love the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primers so much that TWO of them made this list. The Smoothing Primer is a great one size fits all type of primer. It's non-oily, smoothes imperfections and minimizes pores. Your skin will look flawless, and your makeup will LAST.
Benefit Cosmetics Stay Flawless: This stick primer is SUPER easy to apply, and lasts for 15 hours. Yup, a full work day and more. It's best suited for normal to oily skin.
e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer: Gotta have a great drugstore primer on the list, right? This mineral infused primer from e.l.f. can stand up to any department store primer. It's moisturizing, sits beautifully on the skin, and is VERY effective. All for under $12!
Amazing Cosmetics Anti-Aging Face Primer: This anti-aging primer is the perfect multi-tasker. It hydrates, treats fine lines and primes your face. It is lightweight enough for all skin types, and contains all natural ingredients.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Redness Correcting Primer: I have very fair skin that is prone to irritation. I have a hint of rosacea. What does that mean? I struggle with redness, constantly. This redness correcting primer is the best I've used (and I've tried QUITE a few). It corrects redness and still provides hydration.
Do you use primer? Which brand is your fav?
Welcome to Let it Shine…..the new, revamped Funday Monday! After two years….we decided to rename our link up to something we felt would be a better fit. Thus, Let it Shine! Why the name? Because we want this link up to be just that…..your chance to let it shine. We'll be sharing our favs here each week and on social media……
Another place we will be showcasing our favs? The Let It Shine Pinterest Board