Having a good primer is defiantly the secret to having a flawless makeup look. It can be hard to find the right one, or even one that doesn’t irritate your skin. Here are my two favourites that I have found:
After trying many primers these are the only two that I consider my ride or die primers. I use these every time i apply makeup and want it to last when I’m going out, or to work where I’m going to be moving around a lot. Ive tried things that you tubers have raved about such as the Mac prep +prime along with the Nivea Men after shave balm, and I found that with using the Mac prep + prime primer, my makeup almost separated from my skin… It looked blotchy and not pretty to say the least. I have oily skin, so its hard for me to find products that don’t make me either more oily or the makeup seperate. With the Nivea one, seeing Nikki Tutorials and Jaclyn Hill off youtube rave about it, I decided to try it. Seeing that it said for sensitive skin, I figured it would be great….. however this was not what happened! I broke out in the worst rash, and had major acne the next day. All the other products I’ve used time and time again, so I knew right away it was from this. I tried using it a few more times on separate occasions with different products and every time I broke out horribly and my face was quite itchy and irritable.
I know these two primers (smash box and mac) are both eye shadow primers however When I apply the smash box one to my under eye along with other areas of my face It smooths it out and makes it feel super soft. It works asa great face primer too! I’ve had this specific one since August, now being the end of February going into March and its still more then half full… A little bit goes a long way with this one. The mac 24- hour extend base I feel is a great product too. This was my very first eye shadow primer. Although it is a good product, me being I have oily skin and that means oily eye lids I find the smash box hands down is my all time favourite primer.