Happy Monday! Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. My weekend consisted of trying to cook Thanksgiving food sans turkey, including homemade cranberry sauce (which turned out great) and green bean casserole (not so great). Speaking of giving thanks, I want you all to know that I am so, so grateful for your continued support on my blog – reading, sharing, commenting. In return, I have a couple surprises in store for you this week, including an exclusive coupon code for an amazing beauty product, but more on that in a little bit. For now I’m going to discuss ‘under makeup’ makeup. Prior to becoming a beauty blogger primers were an afterthought for me. I figured, ‘why should I invest in something that hides under my makeup and that no one will see?’ Now that I know better, primers are an integral part of my beauty routine. A
really good primer provides a base for makeup to shine (or mattify, rather), minimizes pores and fine lines, and moisturizes skin. I especially find myself wearing a primer if I’m wearing makeup that is drying or too shiny. Without further ado, here are my tried-and-true primer picks.
Pores No More – Pore Refiner: I was stoked to receive this goodie in my LuckyFABB gift bag last month. I mostly apply this to my nose to combat any shininess (a shiny buy phentermine mastercard nose makes for a bigger nose, after all). Perfect for oily/combination skin (like my own), you can apply this under or over makeup, though I tend to use it under makeup. It shrinks pores, evens skin tone, and absorbs excess oil. My one complaint is that I wish it were more moisturizing, but we can’t always have it all…or can we?
DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer: A silky, moisturizing finish, I apply this directly after my moisturizer and right before my salicylic acid-infused CC cream to prevent drying. It leaves my skin smooth, though a tad bit shiny. However, it also works to stimulate collagen and regenerate skin with continued use. This is definitely a keeper for anyone who suffers from dry skin.
LAFACE Laboratories PROTÉGÉR Age Defying Primer: This is the ONLY primer that I’ve found that actually diminishes the appearance of fine lines with just one use, isn’t shiny, and moisturizes skin. Infused with vitamin C and Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, this multitasking primer proves that we can have it all. It leaves my skin velvety and smooth; sometimes I wear it without makeup.
Now for the surprise I alluded to earlier. Today through Dec. 8 Style Context readers can get 20% off a full size LAFACE Laboratories PROTÉGÉR Age Defying Primer with coupon code: STYLECONTEXT20. Exciting right?
Let me know what primers you use in the comments.