Saturday, July 17, 2010

Are you ready for your close up?

Do you sometimes feel that your makeup looks great from afar, but up close it’s a different story?
If your makeup tends to settle into pores, look shiny by midday or starts to fade or discolor, then it might be time to experience the benefits of using a face primer.

While most women skip using primer because they don’t know what it is or how to use it, it’s actually one of the simplest things that you can do to help create a more flawless look.

Here’s how it works: Primers provide a smooth surface onto which you apply your makeup, ie: foundation, concealer, etc. Think of it like the primer used to fill in imperfections on a wall before a coat of paint is applied. The concept is pretty much the same.

The benefits: Primers keep your makeup from being absorbed into the skin and mixing with your skin’s natural oils, which provides greater staying power throughout the day.

Our top pick: mark. primed for perfection Face Primer. It’s lightweight, absorbs quickly and provides a smooth canvas to help makeup last. Plus, it mattifies skin and helps pores appear smaller, even up close! Oil-free, fragrance-free and filled with antioxidants, your skin will thank you.

To use: Simply spread it evenly across your face and then apply your makeup.

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