TBD Decodes Different Types Of Makeup Primers
It's so disheartening when you've spent thirty-five precious minutes of your time early morning to perfect your makeup game and your face looks like a greasy pancake by the time you enter your office premises! Say thank you to the unflinching summer heat of our country. If you've witnessed this scenario too many times and tend to carry blotting paper every time you step out of the house, congratulations my friend, you're in dire need of a makeup primer.
Now since we've already explained to you about the role of a primer in your makeup routine, I'll spare you the extra jabber and come straight to the point. If you've invested in a good-quality primer and still can't see any visible results, maybe you're doing it all wrong. You need to use what suits you best and for that you first need to compare the numerous primers available in the market. It's time for The Brunette Diaries to decode the different types of makeup primers!
Creamy Face Primer
As the name suggests, this kind of a face primer is cream-based. Being oilier in texture, it's the best bet for women with dry skin since it adds an additional layer of moisture. Though most women have benefitted from a creamy face primer, makeup artists are of the opinion that it tends to slide off the face easily and cannot be worn for longer hours.
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Lotion Face Primer
Lotion primers are lightweight, making them less greasy when compared to its cream-based contemporaries. These products are perfect for normal and combination skin. Women with oily skin can also experiment with them, keeping the weather in mind. It sticks to you fair for a fairly good period of time and hence, is recommended if you've been on the lookout for a long-staying product.
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Silicone Face Primer
Okay, let's make one thing straight – silicone face primers are a god-send to brunettes with oily skin! Blindly trust a good silicone primer and you will see less oil on your blotting paper the next time. It creates a perfectly thin layer between your skin and makeup and almost feels like silk! These are also one of the longest-staying products. However, since using it on dry skin ends up giving a flaky, dry texture, it's advisable to use a moisturizer before the primer. Also, avoid it if you have acne-prone skin because silicone leads to frequent skin breakouts.
Bonus Tip: Always wait for around ten minutes after applying your primer and before applying your makeup; giving it time to settle in.
Now that I've successfully decoded the different types of makeup primers, invest in a product that suits you best. Since I have oily skin, my vote goes to the silicone-based ones. Tell us the one you would bet on! :)