Tip Tuesday: What is a makeup Primer and why should I use one?

written by: Emily Lopez of Em’s Beauty Bar

So what is a primer anyway? And does it really make a difference? Primers offer a smooth layer between your skin and your foundation. No matter your skin type, it helps smooth over skin to fill in fine lines, wrinkles, pores, dryness/oiliness, or any imperfection you may have, helping to give you a flawless finish to your makeup. Primers also help your extend the wear of your makeup (an absolute must for brides!). Always apply serums and moisturizers to clean skin first, then prime (a little goes a long way generally. A pea size amount is a good rule of thumb) and then your skin is prepped for makeup! Can foundation Primer be used on your eyes? In my opinion, No. Primers made for your face are a little too thin and slippery. I recommend getting a separate Primer made specifically for eyes.

(Photo credit: MT Photo & Film)
Here are a few of my favorite, tried-and-true makeup primers:
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