Thursday, September 13, 2012

Back to the Basics: Face Primer

Hello, cute readers!

i have been doing some thinking regarding the content of our little blog here.  i haven't posted in a while because i have been too busy to film any good tutorials...and because my camera is on the fritz.  Poor little camera. Sad face. But i wanted to start a series where we discuss and, maybe for some of you, introduce basic products that we feel are essential for great face.  So! Let's begin, shall we...


Primer is one of those products that i didn't know existed until a couple years ago and i want to punch myself and the entire world in the face for not telling me about it sooner. How did i manage to function without this stuff?! Honestly, it's embarrassing. 

When you think of the word primer, it most likely conjures up bad memories of painting your home or a piece of furniture, etc.  You're on the right track!  Makeup primer serves a similar purpose as paint primer.  It preps your face for the makeup you are about to apply, making it last longer, look better, and helping you avoid what i affectionately like to call...the "Midday Face Melt." You can get primer for a variety of things but one of the most basic (and i feel most important) primers you should be wearing is face primer.

There are about a bajillion different kinds of face primers out there and they each will do something different for your skin.  The basic idea of a face primer is that you are filling in any fine-lines, pores, scars, etc. so that the foundation you are going to apply doesn't sit in those crevices making them more noticeable.  It gives your skin a more flawless finish. who would say no to that? answer: no one, ever.  You can get primer that will help if you have discolored skin, oily skin, dry skin, mutant reptile skin. jk. there isn't a primer for that. but really, people. if you have a face, there's a perfect primer for you. My faves are:
Benefit's the POREfessional
Urban Decay's Pore Perfecting Primer Potion
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer

There are so many other primers out there and finding what works best for you can seem daunting.  But never fear!  Knowing what skin-type you have (oily, normal, combination) and what you'd like your primer to accomplish is a good place to start.  For example, some primers can make your skin look luminous but if you have oily skin they might make it look even shinier.  (Learned from experience.)  Just head out to your local ULTA or Sephora and ask for help. People are always willing to get you what you need. :)

I hope this helps! Until next time...

xo, bee.


  1. I love this! And you! And the primer you gave me. :)

    1. I'm glad you like it! How are you liking the cream shadows?

  2. I apologize if you get this twice...I have the Marykay primer and it smells like...well, a primer! Do they all smell like that? I haven't used it much because it just feels so industrial. Would love to hear your thoughts! And I need to hire you. Seriously.

    1. No, they don't all smell bad. In fact, the Benefit primer smells powdery and fresh! We should get you a new one! Don't let the Marykay one leave a bad taste in your mouth because like i mentioned, there are about a bajillion to choose from. :)


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