I am actually very new to the world of face primers. I confuse them with moisturizers at first, and wonder what they actually do, what’s the difference with foundations, etc.. but then I did some googling and learnt that face primer is what you use in between moisturizer and foundation, to get a more flawless result
Primers are meant to give you easier foundation application, as it smoothens your face and fills the lines on it, providing a better “canvas” for you to paint your make-up on
This is the Primer I currently use. Well actually, this is the only primer I’ve ever used v(^^) – Sephora Smoothing Primer. Bought it at Sephora ion Orchard. I was first attracted because of the small bottle size (I like smaller bottles because I can finish them faster), and when I tried the tester on my hand, it did give that instant smoothing effect. Price was also affordable, around SGD 20 – 25 (forgot the actual price), so I decided to give it a try.
After using primer, I know that I will never again use foundation without first applying primer. The effect was significant. Foundation becomes much easier to apply, it glides on more smoothly. Coverage of that annoying zit (if any) is also easier because the primer gives the concealer something to “cling on” to, unlike if you only use moisturizer. What I find lacking from this Sephora Primer is how the matifying effect doesn’t last for very long, only a couple of hours max.
Sephora Smoothing Primer is only available in one size (15ml), and one color (transparent gel). It may look small, but it lasts quite long – if you’re a moderate foundation user like me, that is. I use it once in two weeks (on average) and it lasted for around 6 months.
If you’ve never used a primer before and would like to try something affordable for your first experience, this could be your choice