You can use primers to create the perfect base for makeup, but natural eco friendly ones are the best!
If you have never used a primer, why not? They are great for your skin and for perfecting your makeup from day to night.
If you have never used a primer before, then you must know that you are really missing out! Whether you are someone that wears a full face of makeup or you prefer a more natural and low-maintenance approach, primer is an essential step in creating the perfect base, combatting shine, and ensuring whatever you put on top, stays in place.
Despite this fact, many people skip primer because they don’t think they need it or they aren’t sure how to use it. Others think that it isn’t worth the investment but using a primer under your makeup will make all of it last longer be it on your skin or in your makeup bag.
Primers usually in a gel or cream format but sometimes they come in a powder form as well. They work by softening the skin and creating a sort of layer that prepares your face for tinted moisturiser or foundation. They are also great for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and disguising large pores which is handy for those of us who are a little more mature! Primer is also great for eyelids and can prevent creasing of eyeshadow, or smudged eyeliner. You can even use primer on its own with no foundation or concealer to give your fresh-faced look a bit of extra polish!
The best way to apply primer is with your fingers, especially if you are applying it to your whole face. When you apply it, be sure to massage the face in circular motions to ensure an even spread and to get the blood flowing underneath the surface.
Many commercial primers use silicone based polymers such as dimethicone as they create an ultra-smooth effect. Unfortunately, these can also lead to acne flare ups, blocked pores, and irritation which is far from the desired effect.
We stock a wonderful natural primer that does not use plastics, by-products of the oil industry or any other nasty chemicals. Relying instead on luscious natural ingredients, it offers the perfect base for any makeup look. As well as being made from natural ingredients, it also comes in a bamboo and glass case meaning you are also cutting down on the plastics you consume and throw away- winner!
For this essential part of your makeup routine, natural is always best. Don’t worry, we have got you covered!