The first makeup and the makeup primer are the same. They only have one difference and that is the language. Pre base is said in Spanish and in English, it is called primer. The rest are exactly the same products with the same purpose.
They are basically applied to the face before putting on makeup. This is to prepare the skin so that the damage caused by makeup is not so intense. It is responsible for closing the pores and making the skin look smoother and softer. In addition to ensuring a longer make-up.
In the market, we can find many types of primer, such as oil primer, cream primer, gel primer. And not to mention its smells and textures. There is certainly one for every skin type. Below we will show you each one of them and we will help you to know which is the most suitable for your skin type.
What is a makeup primer, gel primer, or primer, and how to apply it?
We can also replace the primer with a makeup oil, without fear that it will make our skin oily. It is only a matter of knowing how to find one that suits our skin type. There are formulas that decrease the production of sebum from the skin of our face.
The primer for the face can come in different presentations, for example, in gel, cream, liquid, mousse, in oil before makeup, as a makeup primer. In any way that our skin achieves its absorption faster.
These products are very easy to apply. It also depends a lot on the type of presentation you have. That is, if it comes in a spray bottle, it should be applied at a minimum distance of 15 centimeters away from your face.
If it is in cream, mousse, or gel, these should be applied with light touches all over your face, neck, and décolleté. On the other hand, if it comes with a dropper as an applicator, we must make sure that it never comes into contact with our skin, whether we apply it with our fingers or directly on our face.
How to know what type of skin I have and types of primer
To know what type of skin you have, it is necessary that you pay close attention to your regular days, and that you do not have makeup on. In this way, you will be able to notice in which exact places on your face there is more accumulation of fat.
If you notice a lot of shine in your T-zone, that is, your forehead, along with your nose and chin, this means that your skin type is mixed. In other words, the production of sebum on your face is balanced, less in these parts. This is why your primer for oily skin or primer for oily skin should include a matte effect and have super hydrating ingredients. One of the best brands for this is Maybelline.
If you regularly feel like your skin is stretched, you suffer from acne, red skin, and rough skin. You definitely have a dry skin type. Make sure your primer for dry skin is very hydrating. Combination skin is a mixture of oily skin and dry skin, that is, in the T zone, it is usually very oily and very dry on the cheeks.
We can create a primer for oily skin at home, we only need a container to save the result, an oil-free moisturizer, and a loose face powder.
What is the best makeup primer?
Without a doubt, the best primer for us is the one that gives us exactly what our face needs. For this, we must be sure of what type of skin we have and know exactly what it requires.
You also have the option of making your own homemade makeup primer or homemade primer with only 4 elements that are:
- A container, preferably glass, to store our product.
- Eyes corrector.
- A good moisturizer.
- A base according to our skin type.
Then, mix everything with an object that is preferably sterilized and after that, pack it, close it very well and place it in a cool place without much humidity.
If what we want to do is a homemade eye primer. For this, we only need a container, moisturizer, and in addition to this, we can add vitamins and glycerin.
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