When you are a makeup artist, people like to ask you questions about makeup. I really enjoy the questions and always find it rewarding to share my knowledge with others. After all, the last thing my husband wants to talk about is makeup! One question that I get asked a lot is, “What is your favorite primer?” The truth is, primers are not my favorite product. I do not even use one! DON’T TELL. or DO!
I kind of feel like the makeup world invented primers to sell you one additional product. However, I also realize that primers can be beneficial if you use them correctly. The truth is that you DO NOT need one if your skin is balanced. Your makeup will stay on wonderfully. In fact, I don’t remember ever working with a top makeup artist that swore by a primer. I also do not recommend the silicone based primers. I think they are a little thick and can get greasy after a long day.
If you are the person who wants a primer, then that is perfectly acceptable. It is just important to pick the one that will provide your skin with the best results There are three options by stila that are great to consider. They might not be a favorite for everyone, but they could be a favorite for you.
- Dry skin
- oily skin
- pore size
- dry patches
- oil control