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What Does Primer Do and Do You Actually Need It?

Why do you need to wear primer anyway?

For many years I never used a primer. I didn’t actually know what it was or what it was used for. After all, like many of us, I thought foundation, concealer, and powder were all that was necessary to achieve smooth, flawless skin. And we’ve also been told “less is more,” so why invest in another product that you can’t even tell is on? Well, let me tell you, one of the best things you can do to prep your face is to use primer!

Firstly, primer is essential for creating a smooth base for your foundation. Many of us think that lotion will do this. Lotion softens your skin, but primer helps product adhere to your skin, thereby making it last longer. Primer also helps your makeup last in extreme weather when it’s excessively hot and humid, or cold and dry. So when you are sweating profusely or shivering in freezing temperatures, you makeup will stay put!

Also, primer helps to reduce the appearance of any fine lines and wrinkles that you may have. There are primers for the eye area only that help to prevent your eye shadow from creasing, too.

Primer also helps to reduce shine on your skin, and it can even be worn on its own without foundation, concealer, or powder. If you love to look fresh and natural, this is a great way to achieve a dewy “no makeup” look without people knowing you actually have product on.

So believe me, investing in a good primer is worth it. You’ll have a more polished look and your makeup will last all day regardless of the temperature!

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