Makeup Primer

Its all about the primer; it’s the key to flawless makeup!


Makeup primer is the base for your foundation and allows the makeup to go on smoother and last much longer! Many people don’t use primer because they think it’s unnecessary but I’m here to tell you that it is MUCH needed. Primer prevents your makeup from looking cake, it hides redness, minimizes pores and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Even if you don’t use foundation, I would highly recommend using primer after applying your face cream. It evens out your skin tone and works on all skin types! I personally love the primer by Georgio Armani and use it on a daily basis. Even if I don’t wear foundation and opt for a BB cream, I still use my primer! It contains SPF 50 which is a huge plus. Primer will work wonders on your skin so trust me when I say you’ll see the benefits!

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like


  • Reply Michelle October 24, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    I’ve never tried a primer, but use an oil absorbing lotion before applying foundation. Are both too much before foundation? Can you ever overdo skin prep with “lotions & potions” before foundation? Thought anyone?

    • Reply Kristen Taekman October 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      I think you can definitely overdo skin prep! It also depends on the type of skin you have…if it’s very oily, you don’t want to over moisturize! I would go with a lightweight daily cream followed by a primer for oily skin. At the same time, you need your skin to be moisturized before applying primer. The primer I use also acts as a moisturizer (and it has SPF) so it does it all in one step! What do you use?!

  • Reply Kristi Dominguez October 25, 2017 at 2:16 am

    I’m super make up illiterate, so I love all of your beauty posts (still pondering a new brush…LOL!). In a moms’ fashion and make up group I’m in on FB, everyone was talking about make up primer and I was seriously clueless, so this post is so timely. I may need to consider a more budget-friendly version, though. Do you have any drugstore suggestions for a primer, by any chance? Thanks!

    • Reply Kristen Taekman October 25, 2017 at 2:47 pm

      Yes of course!!! So happy you are liking them! If you have any suggestions for future videos I would love to hear them! I would go for any of these three options, they are all great products with a great price point:

      My friend uses Neutrogena daily and swears by it! Maybelline and NYX are also really great products 🙂

      • Reply Kristi Dominguez October 25, 2017 at 11:36 pm

        Oh yay! Thank you so much. I use a lot of Neutrogena products already, so that may be the route I go. Appreciate your suggestions.

  • Reply Diane November 10, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    What other primers have you used and recommend? I’ve used the Georgio Armani and Laura Mercier what are other suggestions?

    • Reply Kristen Taekman November 11, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Have you tried Lancome’s La Base primer? I’ve heard it’s great! Here is the link
      Did you like the Laura Mercier or Armani primers?

    Leave a Reply