Skin primers are makeup must-haves, we are sure you know that by now. This magic in a bottle is one of the most important steps in achieving a flawless makeup look that lasts all day. But have you ever wondered why sometimes no matter how much you try, your face makeup just does not seem to stay in place? That is because only knowing about skin primers is not enough, you need to also be using a primer for your skin type! Just like you use different skincare products for different skin types, your primer needs to be different too. Here is a rundown of primers for all skin types so you can find the best one that suits your needs.
Primer for oily skin
If you experience a greasy and shiny face makeup by midday, you are most likely dealing with oily skin. When looking for a face primer for oily skin, you need to find one that controls excess sebum production and gives your skin a matte finish. Some silicone based primers for oily skin also help blur large pores, a common complaint amongst those with oily skin. If your oily skin is also prone to breakouts and blemishes, a good primer for acne-prone skin will help create a barrier between the foundation or concealer and your skin so you can continue using your favourite makeup products without having to worry about breaking out. Makeup primers for oily skin keep the shine at bay without giving you a flat matte complexion, so do not skip this step in your makeup routine! People with oily and acne prone skin should opt for non-comedogenic primers as these primers are specially formulated to not block or clog pores. Non-comedogenic primers prevent unwanted breakouts and spots and keep your skin happy, making it a perfect primer for acne-prone skin!
Primer for dry skin
People with dry skin often complain about flakiness and itchiness, and a hydrating primer for dry skin will help address all their skin woes. Face primers for dry skin deliver an intense boost of hydration, leaving the skin feeling radiant and dewy. Some illuminating makeup primers for dry skin also lock in moisture and prevent water loss from the skin, perfect for days when your dull complexion needs some extra TLC. A good primer hack for when you want to make your matte foundation appear dewy is to mix in a few drops of a hydrating primer for dry skin with the foundation. Use the Maybelline Foundation Finder and Maybelline Virtual Try On tools to find your exact foundation shade match and then mix some face primer for dry skin if you want to amp up the radiance of the foundation.
Primer for combination skin
Combination skin types need a little bit of everything – so all skin type primers work for those with normal or combination skin. Primers for combination skin combat the excess shine that occasionally crops up on the T-zone but they also hydrate your skin without feeling heavy or greasy. A neutral primer for normal skin that smoothens skin’s texture and prolongs your makeup’s wear is perfect for people with normal or combination skin, your skin does not need much!
Primer for sensitive skin
If you have skin that is easily aggravated and appears red and itchy all the time, you have a sensitive skin type. Primers for sensitive skin are made with ingredients that are gentle and do not trigger the skin. If you deal with a lot of redness, you can also opt for a green colour correcting primer like the FaceStudio Master Prime Redness Control Primer by Maybelline. This green-tinted primer cancels out the redness on your skin and refines the look and feel of your skin, making your makeup last all day.
No matter your skin type, the right kind of skin primer can enhance the final makeup look and take your face makeup to a whole new level. Whether you need a primer for oily skin that absorbs and controls oil or need a primer for dry skin that hydrates and moisturizes your skin, the Maybelline Fit Me Primer for different skin types will ensure a smooth and long-lasting application for your base makeup products.
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