There are so many tips and tricks in makeup and beauty, sometimes too many to think about or even use. One thing I don’t leave the house without using, is primer. Primer sets your skin up for a flawless type finish, making your makeup smooth and last longer than it normally would. There are so many, many different types of face primer! I picked a few that we use and love, and thought we would share them and their benefits with you!

Face Primer:

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer: This is a GREAT brand, one a few of use religiously. Perfect for oily, acne-prone, or sensitive skin, this oil-free, 60 percent water-based primer refreshes on contact while oil absorbers provide a smooth, matte finish all day. Light diffusers minimize the appearance of imperfections while vitamin C and peptides help even skintone and promote collagen production for a flawless future.

NYX Pore Filler: A sleek primer that smoothes inconsistencies in the skin to create a flawless, smooth finish. It creates a perfect canvas for foundations, powders and blush! It builds the base for any makeup look!

Conceal your pores with this sleek and silky basecoat to smoothen and have flawless skin prior to applying your favorite foundation, powder, and bronzer!

NYX Shine Killer: Foundation primer that prepares skin for silky smooth makeup application.. Lightweight, colorless gel creates an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to the outside elements! It helps makeup stay fresh and color-true for hours, lasting all day and well into the night while moisturizing  your skin with a daily dosage of Vitamin E.

Prep your face with this foundation primer before applying face makeup to maintain a matte and fresh face all day!

Smashbox Photofinish Blemish Control: If you’ve got sensitive skins, or skin prone to blemishes, this is the primer for you! It’s an added layer of protection for your face that actually fights those pesky blemishes all day long! Photo Finish Primer contains two percent salicylic acid to combat even the toughest blemishes and keep skin looking camera-ready. The breathable formula can be layered under foundation without the worry of breakouts!

Primer is definitely a must have for every woman that wears makeup. It’s super easy to apply and once you’ve used it once, there’s no turning back. You’ll notice how fresh your makeup stays all day and also how good you look in selfies 😉

XOXO, Glam Squad