WHAT IS PRIMER?
If you have never tried a makeup primer, I can guarantee you will love it. Primer is used all over your face, much like your moisturizer (and has the consistency of a moisturizer) and is used to make your foundation and concealer look less cakey, its used to minimize your pores, fine lines and even blemishes. It's like a miracle in a bottle. ;)
TYPES OF PRIMERS:
I currently use MAC Prep+Prime. I've tried a couple other types before but I really do like this one because it feels just like a moisturizer yet gives my skin a beautiful, smooth coverage. It's also odorless which is nice when using it on my clients.
If you do have larger pores, you may want to try Benefits POREfessional Face Primer. It does not make your pores go away altogether but it does minimize the size of them and also acts to fill in fine lines.
If you have oily skin, the MAC Mattifying Gel is known to reduce the oil on your face. Don't be scared by the 'Gel' in the name as it does leave your skin with a matte, dry look all day.
A great one for photo's is Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, which also smoothes out your skin evenly. It also distributes collagen, and fills in fine lines and pores for a beautiful, flawless finish.
HOW TO USE PRIMER:
Primer is used on your face after you apply your face moisturizer. Give your moisture a bit of time to set in first before applying your primer than apply your foundation or concealer or whatever your wonderful routine is. Primer can also be used alone without makeup on top for just a smoother look.
Another use for face primers is to thin out your foundation. If you are wanting a more sheer coverage or more of a moisturized, dewy look than mix your liquid foundation together with your primer than apply it on your face.
Have a wonderful weekend!