Are you tired of seeing your mid-day makeup and thinking ‘I didn’t look like that when I left the house’? Throughout the day while I’m active, my makeup starts to settle into all my fine lines and creases, getting rid of the airbrushed effect I had when I first applied it. How do I stop this from happening?
I used to overlook primer as an unnecessary expense because it doesn’t do what makeup does. However, after seeing younger girls with fully intact makeup after a full days work I decided to give primer a try.
Primer can enhance your natural skin and give your make up the perfect base, to make it look even better! So, maybe it’s time we give primer a try? Take a look at why primers are great for mature skin and the products we recommend for any budget!
Why Should You Be Using Primer?
1. Fills in pores and fine lines
Primer is your bottled secret to looking photo-shopped. It seals any pores and fine lines across your skin to prevent your liquid make up from sinking into them! Priming your face will give you a velvet soft appearance.
2. Even out your skin
Primers are available in many tones to help match and even out your skin tone. This is great for anyone experiencing sunspots, dark spots or pigmentation patches. A primer helps create an even toned base, so you can feel free to use a less full coverage foundation, with confidence!
3. Light weight, extremely durable
Primers are intentionally lightweight because, it is used as a base product. However, although it is extremely lightweight, it is extremely durable to keep everything on top of it there, all day!
4. Prevent creasing
When our make-up starts to naturally crease throughout the day, it can make us look like we have more wrinkles that we actually do! Primer is there to prevent your makeup from creasing. Particularly around our eyes and mouth where the all-day activity can take a toll on our make up.
Primers are there to prevent the make-up you wear daily, from clogging up your pores. And so most primers are non-comedogenic. If your skin is prone to getting oilier or dried out from particular products, applying a primer first will add an extra protective barrier that will help stop your skin from soaking in all the bad properties in your make-up.
How Much Should I Spend On A Primer?
Like most make-up, primer can range from budget products to luxury/high end. However, there are great options for primers that will suit mature skin at every price range. Check out our recommended primers and choose the product that fits your price range!
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- No7 Airbrush Away Primer
- Price: £16.50
- There are four types of this primer available. The Airbrush Away, that focuses on sealing pores and fine lines, the radiance boosting, the pore minimising and the colour balancing. These primers contain hyaluronic acid to boost moisture and provide a soft base.
- Clinique Super Primer
- Price: £20
- The Clinique super primer prepares your skin for flawless make-up. It targets your problem area whether it is discolouration and uneven skin tone or smoothing and sealing fine lines. Just choose the primer that fits your concern!
- Estee Lauder Illuminating Perfecting Primer
- Price: £21.50
- The Estee Lauder Illuminating Primer adds instant brightness to your face to reduce the appearance of flaws and even out your skin ready for foundation. This primer contains Shea Butter, to nourish your skin.
- By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Primer
- Price: £42
- This high-end primer really shows off what you get for your money. With hyrda-plumping hyaluronic acid microspheres and resurfacing polymers, this primer visibly reduce your wrinkles and imperfections, prior to putting on your make-up!
If your eyes are your problem area, or you want a primer for evenings out, and you need extra staying power for your eye make-up, an eye primer is what you need!
- By Terry Hyaluronic Eye Primer.
- Price: £32
- We recommend this high-end product because, it’s hyaluronic acid molecules will rehydrate your eye area, minimising dark circles, puffiness, and lines.