Most of us think that using a primer is just an extra and unnecessary step in our makeup routines. That is, until we saw this photo:
Our skin naturally has an uneven texture due to pores, fine lines, and facial hair: makeup primer fills in these micro gaps to create a smooth canvas for our foundation, BB creams, tinted moisturizers, or concealers. In the image, the orange skin represents your face, and you'll notice how the base makeup looked evenly-distributed on the side with a primer on.
This goes to show that you'll only need a bit of foundation + concealer to cover imperfections because the primer has done half the job for them. A cool bonus: your makeup will stay on for a longer period, too!
Convinced? Check out these well-loved makeup primers:
Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser
This gel primer blurs pores to create a baby-smooth complexion.
Peripera Blur Pang Banana Milk Blur
Enriched with banana extract, bovine colostrum, Jeju goat milk, and Vita Complex 10 this skincare-primer hybrid hydrates and brightens a tired complexion.
Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer
A putty-like smoothing primer you can wear on its own.
Too Faced Hangover Primer
Sleep-deprived nights won't show on your skin, thanks to this primer's star ingredients: Hydrating coconut water and probiotics.
NARS Pore and Shine Control Primer
P1,950, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Apply this gel-to-cream primer on your t-zone to be assured that these problem areas won't ever get shiny.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.