Primers are like that best friend you didn’t know you always had: they’re there in a pinch for you. Of late, so many remarkable primers have been cropping up from various brands, with different properties, that it’sÂ no longerÂ one size fits all. Here are some of our absolute favorites:
A lightweight option
Elle Cosmetics’ Face Primer($30)
This silky, lightweight primer is filled with “optical effects” that include light reflecting particles and soft vision powders to help even out skin tone and reduce redness, as well as provide a good foundation for makeup. Silica and mica also help absorb excess oil, green tea extract, caffeine and sucrose act as skin conditioners and help
You wouldnâ€™t think of eating food past the expiration date, yet many women apply the same makeup for years. Itâ€™s unsanitary and bad for your delicate skin. â€œCosmetics are made with organic materials so itâ€™s important to clean out your makeup bag and cabinet regularly,â€ says Cindy Joseph, a former makeup artist and CEO of the cosmetics company BOOM! By Cindy Joseph. â€œOnce the preservatives are past their potency, bacteria can grow creating possible infection â€“ and natural makeup turns rancid even quicker. As a rule of thumb, if it smells funny or looks strange, toss it. Cleanliness plays a big part in your health which contributes to your beauty.
Summer is over (sigh) and schoolÂ is back in session. Whether you’re finishing high school or starting college â€“ itâ€™s going to be stressful to the max. That means fighting oil slick, breakouts, redness, and sensitivities when you want to look your best for that all important first impression.
â€œThe first thing to remember is breakouts come and go, theyâ€™re not the end of the world,â€ says Alexis Vogel, makeup artist to the stars. â€œThere are plenty of great products on the market to help keep your skin stay soft and supple so you can have the best time of your lifeâ€
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