Primer is a hot topic in the makeup world. While some people swear by it, others may not know what it is, what it does, or how it works. We’re here to explain the many benefits of primer and why it should be a staple in your makeup bag.
What is primer?
Primers can come in the form of a liquid, cream or gel. Once smoothed onto the skin, primer become an invisible layer between your skin and foundation. Many primers are silicone-based, as this makes it more effective at protecting the skin and locking in moisture than water-based or oil-based products. As a hybrid between skincare and makeup, primer is the perfect product for achieving a flawless finish.
What does makeup primer do?
The main purpose of primer is to create a smooth base on your skin, to prepare it for makeup application. The benefits of primer include filling creases, blurring pores, and evening out the texture of skin, ensuring a smooth base for flawless makeup application. Primer is also designed to help makeup stay on your face for longer, as it forms a barrier against the natural oils from your skin, which can often cause makeup to rub off throughout the day.
Sometimes, a primer is used without makeup, as it blurs imperfections on the skin’s surface, making it appear smoother and more even. A silicone-based primer can also help to lock in moisture after you cleanse and apply your hydrating skincare products, increasing their effectiveness.
How to find the right primer for you
While all primers are designed to improve the finish of your makeup and help it to stay put for longer, they can also be tailored for different skin types and different desired finishes.
If you’re someone who struggles with dull skin, No7 Airbrush Away Radiance Boosting Primer could be your perfect match. This skin-perfecting, light-diffusing primer helps to create the perfect base for radiant and flawless skin, from day to night. It encourages effortless makeup application, and helps to keep your makeup in place for up to 12 hours.
No7 Airbrush Away Pore Minimizing Primer is perfect if you have large pores or oily skin. This oil-free primer helps to minimize pores and control shine, leaving the perfect base for easy makeup application. The smooth consistency creates an effective barrier to shield your complexion from shine breakthrough, while keeping your makeup in place for longer.
The No7 Airbrush Away Primer – Original is a great option for all skin types, and helps to create the appearance of more evenly toned, smooth skin. This makeup and skincare hybrid contains Hyaluronic Acid, which keeps skin hydrated while also reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.