How do you choose primer oils? And which day cream can easily replace a makeup base? Here are 6 products that deserve their own minute of fame in the beauty world.
Veil Mineral Primer, Hourglass
Hourglass brand became available in Russia after the opening of Sephora. It sells various products to prepare your skin for makeup and makeup setting. One of the most universal products is Veil Mineral Primer. Makeup artists advise to use it on your face and eyelids as it equally well fixes your foundation and eye shadow. SPF 15 will be a useful bonus.
- This oil-free primer conceals redness (even rosacea) while minimizing the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles to create a smooth, even canvas.
- Foundation glides on and stays on over the airy formula, which delivers SPF 15 sun protection and repels water so makeup always looks freshly applied.
- This product is vegan and was not tested on animals.
- It does not contain parabens, sulfates, phthalates, nanoparticles, oil, fragrance, gluten or synthetic dyes.
Touche Éclat Blur Primer, Yves Saint Laurent
It is a transparent primer with shining particles. It has a slippery texture and can be applied both with a brush and your fingers. It smoothes and mattifies the skin, leaves no film on the skin and visually narrows pores without drying. It contains oils which moisturize and nourish the skin while golden particles lighten the skin from within. The foundation sets perfectly even on this primer and holds for a record-breaking amount of time.
- Formulated with 4 nourishing oils, skin is left incredibly soft without greasy residue.
- Pores look diminished, skin texture feels smoother, skin tone looks more even and luminous.
- Suitable for all skin types. Noncomedogenic.
Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Urban Decay
One of the most famous products in its category. Urban Decay was one of the first companies that proposed the use of separate eye primers, thus making the life of many girls easier.
Eyeshadow Primer Potion fixes eye shadows all day long, making the shades richer and saving them.
- This eye primer measurably improves signs of aging over time.
- Optical blurring pigments create a soft-focus effect that minimizes redness and improves tone and texture, including the look of tired, hooded eyes.
- Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Primer Potion intensifies the look of metallic, shimmering, matte and glitter eyeshadows, and ensures they remain vibrant all day long. Vegan, paraben-free, and cruelty-free.
Prep+Prime Skin Primer, M.A.C.
This product has a water-silicone base that quickly absorbs, tightens pores, smoothes the skin and prepares it for makeup. It contains sucrose, caffeine, green tea, mulberry and seaweed extracts – all ingredients soothe the skin. Recommended as an alternative to M.A.C. fixer in the form of a spray. Helps “not to shine” all day long.
- Helps reduce a cakey makeup look.
- Helps makeup stay on longer.
- Gives the skin a dewy finish.
- Has many skin-loving ingredients.
- Helps intensify makeup.
Photo Finish Primer Oil, Smashbox
The product is recommended by makeup artist Yuri Stolyarov: “In most cases it’s perfect for everyone and I like it for that. I mix it with my foundation before applying it. The primer is made on the basis of a complex of 15 oils and does not let the foundation dry out the skin. It can also be used alone: apply a couple of drops on a clean face in the morning and evening.
- An ultra-light, fast-absorbing face oil
- This product is cruelty-free, non-acne genic
- Radiant look with a dewy finish
Pore Control Serum, Clarins
This is the FaceTune application in a 50 ml bottle! The product has the consistency of a very light cream; it is absorbed immediately after application without leaving a sticky layer and works immediately: your face feels as if it has been treated with a magic eraser and all irregularities have been erased. This effect is partly achieved due to the light-reflecting particles which give the serum a pearly shade. But the main active ingredients are tamarind and strawberry tree (inhibits sebum production and exfoliates dead particles).
It’s a complete care product that’s great for smoothing your skin instead of a makeup base!
- An instant pore perfecting serum
- Contains firming Vine Flower cells & mattifying Organic Strawberry Tree fruit extracts
- Visibly tightens & purifies enlarged pores
- Blended with tamarind pulp acid to naturally exfoliate pore-clogging debris
- Helps smooth & refine skin texture
- Skin looks radiant & shine-free