How To Get The Right Primer For Your Skin Type

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Like all other things in life require proper preparation, so does makeup. In order to achieve the best results out of your makeup, a nourishing and protecting base like a PRIMER allows your skin to prepare for all the makeup that follows. It makes your cosmetic application easier and your skin even and refined to attain a flawless finish. Remember girls, to not Prime is a Crime!

Additionally, different skin types require different products, which is why we’re here to give you the very best of recommendations for your particular skin type. This will save you the hassle and difficulty of figuring out what primers you should choose for your skin and which ones you should avoid!

Here’s what our Beauty Experts at BeautyHooked think will work for you:

OILY SKIN

For oily skin you need something to combat the shine and is great when it comes to absorbing excess oil. This is when mattifying primers come in and let you know they’ve got it all sorted. Moreover, you may also have larger pores than usual hence this also calls for something that can make your pores appear smaller or have a pore-minimizing effect on your skin. 

Our best picks are:

Benefit the POREfessional Face Primer

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Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer 

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DRY SKIN

This type of skin requires a primer that is moisturizing and hydrating enough for your skin to give off a less flaky look. It is a tad bit problematic to prime, but with the right kind of products, you’ll be taken care of and will end up with dewy, beautiful looking skin in absolutely no time.

Our best picks are:

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer 
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Laura Mercier Mineral Foundation Primer

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COMBINATION SKIN

And the most annoying of all skin types is combination skin. It takes in a bit of one problem and a bit of another. You may be very confused about this type because for most of my life I too have been largely caught by the confusion of what to call my skin because it’s oily on some parts and excessively dry on the others. I later got to know of combination skin and that it’s quite common among the ladies and not just exclusive to me. What you want to look out for as the oily part on your face is your T-zone (which is your forehead, nose, chin area) and the remaining part can either be normal or dry skin.

So, in this case you have to look out for something that isn’t overly drying but also isn’t overly greasy making your skin shine a 100 watts! The best bet for this type of skin is either purchasing a neutral primer or buying two primers for oily and dry/normal skin and using them separately where they require to be used.

Our best picks are:

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch 
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Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion Brightening 

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NORMAL SKIN

If you have this type of skin, please take a moment to thank God for you have been blessed! Your pores aren’t too small or too large. Furthermore, your skin doesn’t get either too oily or dry during the day and you normally don’t face problems like acne, redness, and blemishes. Hence you only need something that keeps your makeup in place, blurs out a few pores here and there, and keeps your skin protected.

Our best picks are:

Bourjois Happy Light Matte Serum Primer 
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Makeup Forever HD Primer

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MATURE SKIN

Now this skin type needs primers the most because a primer is excellent at filling in fine lines and blurring out wrinkles and everything that comes with aging. Also, you want to find a moisturizing primer, not too heavy, that comes with sunscreen to keep your skin protected from damage and aging. It can also be a firming primer to kind of give you a ‘facelift’ by providing your skin a tightening-like effect!

Our best picks are:

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer 

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Neutrogena Healthy Skin Primer SPF 15 

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SENSITIVE SKIN

Lastly, if you have sensitive skin, then you need a primer for that extra coat of protection to keep it from flaring up and getting irritated due to the environment. Moreover, if you face redness then try to get a green-base primer, which will perfectly balance out the redness. You do, however, want to buy primers that are fragrance-free, as primers with fragrance will only deteriorate your skin condition. You can also try and find primers that have soothing ingredients in them to keep the base of your skin calm and cool!

Our best picks are:

Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer 

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Lorac aquaPRIME 

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Makeup Forever HD Green Primer 

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We hope this helped you! For more Beauty Tips & Tricks you should totally go follow us on Snapchat (@Beauty.Hooked) and Instagram (Beauty.Hooked).

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