Priming is a very important step when you apply makeup. Unfortunately not one that many people are familiar with but the benefits are truly amazing. I Put a post up on my Instagram feed asking get you what your thoughts are on priming and I mostly got questions on why we prime in the first place. In this post I thought to share my Primer collections and their uses.
In my opinion there are 3 types of primers.
- Cream primers
- Pore erasers
- illuminating primers
As luck would have it I have all three types so I will touch on benefits and my thoughts as I go through each one.
- Clarins Beauty Flash Balm – This is the only cream primer that I currently have in my collection. I’m not really a fan of cream primers when it comes to makeup application if I am being honest. But speaking on the product, it’s really great. It leaves my skin feeling soft. Suffice to say that I usually include it in my skin care regime instead of a step in my makeup application. Accessibility to this primer is good as you can buy it at any store that has a Clarins counter however it is on the high end side. It retails for R555. For me personally I wouldn’t repurchase but solely because I don’t have an urgent use for it.
- Clarins Instant Light Radiance boosting complexion base – The next primer is an illuminating one. If you are looking for a dewy finish and a natural highlight this step and primer is for you. I personally love this primer and I sometimes use it on its own back when my skin was still flawless *sigh. If you are extra like me, you will absolutely love this type of primer. I don’t think I can live in a world where I don’t have an illuminating primer albeit I don’t use one everyday but when I want it, I NEED it! This primer is also available at most Clarins counters. I wouldn’t place it at high end but somewhere in between. It retails for R395. If this is too steep for you I’d definitely save up for it because it lasts long. Suffice to say I’d definitely repurchase this primer.
- Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Erasers. – For us sisters with pores, a pore eraser is our best friend! Sometimes some foundations does this annoying thing where they settle into your pores. Like, who invited you? A pore eraser helps and sorts that problem out by well temporarily erasing those pores so that you make up will settle on it instead of getting comfy in your pores. This was my very first one and till this day I still stan. Mostly because A, it’s great! and B it’s very accessible and very affordable. You can get it for R99.95 at Clicks, Dischem and Fochini