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I’m all about the base. Are you? When I say base, I am talking about makeup primer. I don’t even think about applying makeup without applying makeup primer first.
A makeup primer can do great things; it will lock in makeup all day, get rid of pores, hydrate the skin and more.
When I look for a makeup primer, I look for a multi-tasking makeup primer to address all of my skins needs, and trust me, there are many. I have dry skin, pores, lines, and my nose gets shiny as the day goes on. If I don’t wear a makeup primer, my makeup won’t last through dinner.
First Aid Beauty, or FAB, has three multi-tasking primers that are guaranteed to give you the finish your skin is craving, no matter what it needs. One has been around for a while and is a fan favorite and there are two new ones that are each designed for different types of skin issues. I’m going to tell you about each one so that you know which one might be good for your skin and your concerns.
The original, Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer is great for all skin types. It is infused with coconut water to refresh and hydrate skin, minerals to support skin health and light-reflecting micro-pearls to amplify skin’s natural radiance. It is makeup-gripping that smooths skin. Once makeup is applied, it looks more luminous and lit from within.
Buy Hello Fab Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer for $28 at Sephora and firstaidbeauty.com.
If your skin is dry, you will want to try the new Ultra Repair Hyaluronic Hydrating Primer. It is oil-free, but has some heavy-hitting ingredients in it like hyaluronic acid and colloidal oatmeal to not only calm and soothe dry skin, but help to boost the skin’s own moisture content. I feel like this primer helps to plump up my fine lines and creates a barrier between my skin and makeup to create a healthy, smooth looking finish. There are also finely milled micro-pearls in the formula, and the light-reflecting properties also help give skin that natural radiance. This is the primer that I have been using and it is keeping my makeup looking fresh until I remove it.
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If you want a matte finish, have skin on the oily side or deal with pores that you minimized, the Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer with Fig Extract is the one to try. I’m excited about this primer because it’s made with a proprietary blend that helps to control skin’s sebum product throughout the day plus a host of other ingredients to help skin appear brighter, minimize the appearance of pores and leave your skin with a soft-focus finish. It really grips makeup as a base, doesn’t clog pores and helps to lock-in makeup for all-day wear.
I grabbed this one by accident and wow, oh wow, I just LOVE the finish that this matte primer gives my skin though makeup. It leaves my skin looking really soft with an airbrushed-like finish that lasts the day. My skin felt really soft, but not slippery. I felt like I needed a lot less makeup when using Pores Be Gone Matte Primer, too.
Buy Hello FAB Pores Be Gone Matte Primer with Fig Extract for $28 at Sephora and firstaidbeauty.com.