Let’s take a look at makeup primers and keep the conversation going. I am not an expert I am only sharing what I have learned. I will follow up on the others in future posts.
Makeup Primers What do they Do and Why are they Important to Aging Skin?
They are said to:
- Fill in fine lines and enlarged pores
- Conceal uneven skin color
- Brighten and illuminate skin
- Camouflage age spots and darkness around the eyes
- Smooth uneven skin texture
- Firm skin
- Help make up last longer and work better
Many of the primers include sunscreen protection. Many have illuminating qualities. I personally need all of the light diffusing properties they have to offer. Do they do all that is promised? I doubt it. I personally need help with the first three. I definitely have age spots from too much sun in my younger years. For some reason, I don’t have the dark circle issue thankfully. I am still on the lookout for a primer that works well for my skin. Here are ones that are highly recommended for women our age. I personally still have basically oily skin, large pores with some areas of drying. What works for me may not work for you. I have researched the web and these are SIX that seem to keep appearing in ratings for women over 50.
Arbonne Makeup Primer-highly recommended by my friend Pam (who looks fabulous) and many of the experts
Laura Mercier Radiance Primer-highly recommended (There are several versions of this one depending on your skin type)
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer-highly recommended but too gluey for me. There are multiple versions of this one as well, maybe I should try one of the others.
Chanel Base Lumiere-super highly rated but pricey
Veil Hourglass Primer– on the pricier end as well but recommended by many.
DHC Velvet Skin Coat Primer– One of the most reasonable and highly recommended
Vicki Archer recently blogged about the virtues of the Tom Ford Illuminating Primer here-it is very pricey but if you are willing to pay the $$$ I am guessing it is good. Vicki usually knows her stuff. Her readers always share a wealth of information as well.
Many of the above can be purchased on Amazon in the travel size if you don’t want to spend the big bucks to try one of the more expensive ones. Here are some of the links I found helpful in researching products.
Have you added a makeup primer to your regime? Or are they just another added unnecessary product? Do you have a favorite that works well for you? Have you tried any of the above and do you have one that you can’t do without? I am going to address more of the tips below in future posts so gather your information to share!