Which primer you should use, based on your skin type

By  - 10 months ago

The pièce de résistance to any glam look is a smooth and supple base, and one way to achieve that is by using the correct primer for your skin type!

Though a lot of people question the importance of actually using a primer (especially if you have a foundation that works well), using the right one for your skin type will keep it looking better for longer.

Think of primer as insurance — hopefully you won’t need it, but it’s much better to be sure than have things go horribly wrong in the end. You wouldn’t want your face melting off before the wedding reception even starts, right?

There are tons of primers in the market, but not all of them are made for every skin type. Read on to find out which one you should grab for next!

Oily Skin

An oily t-zone is the best way to get your foundation to look worn af, in a bad way. People with oily skin need primers with mattifying properties that promise an all-day coverage. Apply these mainly to the center of the face to avoid looking like an oil slick at the end of the day!

Benefit Porefessional Matte Rescue Primer, PHP860

Dry Skin

Without a moisturized base, applying foundation on top of dry skin can cause creasing around your mouth, nose, and eyes. Don’t even get us started on your skin flaking! Choose a primer with hydrating properties to avoid having your makeup settle in places it shouldn’t.

Glossier Priming Moisturizer, PHP1,850

Sensitive Skin

This skin type is tricky, because people are sensitive to different ingredients. A rule of thumb is to use products without a lot of frills. Skip anything with fragrances, oils, parabens, and other common irritants founds in cosmetic products if you’re ultra-sensitive.

Too Faced Hangover Primer, PHP1,880

Mature Skin

Ageing brings about new problems our skin isn’t used to. For some people, it can be fine lines, while for others, it can be dryness. Just adjust your products according to your needs. We can’t turn back time, but on the bright side, we can put wrinkles and splotchy skin at bay with some makeup!

The Ordinary High Spreadability Fluid Primer, PHP750

Acne Prone Skin

Two words: redness and texture. This skin type needs a primer that both blurs and color corrects without clogging your pores. Plus points if it has anti-acne ingredients like salicylic acid!

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer Adjust, PHP2,200


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