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Primers: Not Just for Painting

Make Up PrimersUntil recently most people associated the word primer with painting walls. These days primers are a staple in the beauty routines of many women who consider priming to be a vital step that precedes makeup application.

Priming the skin prior to makeup application serves the same purpose as priming a wall prior to painting. Painters know that if they don't prime before they paint, every crack, bump and nick will show through the paint. Subsequently, apply foundation to the skin without priming and you will see every wrinkle, enlarged pore and blemish underneath your layer of makeup. Makeup can also seep into pores and wrinkles and make them even more noticeable. The role of the primer is to smooth out imperfections to create a flawless canvass that’s ideal for the application of foundation.

Foundation primers can also extend makeup wear and prevent smudging, melting and caking throughout the day, allowing for fewer touch-ups. Your complexion will look fresher longer if you take the time to prime.

Skindinavia Face And Eye Makeup Primer is a light and breathable primer that extends the color and wear of both liquid and mineral foundations. The formula can even be used on the eye lids to extend the wear of eye makeup. For oily types looking to prevent shine throughout the day, Skindinavia also offers its Skindinavia T Zone Makeup Primer to instantly mattify and control oily breakthrough.

Some primers have become multi-functional to tackle various skin concerns as well as priming. Colorescience Line Tamer SunReliable Primer SPF 20 is one such product. The mineral based formula works in conjunction with mineral foundations and is perfect for those suffering from rosacea and/or acne. It soothes the irritation and redness associated with common skin conditions and actually speeds the healing of blemishes and inflammation associated with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. As if that weren't enough, Line Tamer also gives you added sun protection.

With new options on the market, it's easier than ever to find a primer that meets your needs. Make sure you take the time to create a flawless canvass prior to applying your foundation. When you notice that your complexion looks flawless and your makeup still looks great hours into your busy day, you'll understand why so many women swear by priming.

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