Post # 1
GREETINGS! I’m a makeup novice. Have not worn makeup for enough events to call myself more than that. To get myself started with the makeup world, I pose a question to the hive. Can I start out with wearing primer alone just to get into the habit of doing something on a daily basis? If not, what do you suggest?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
primer on its own will not dramatically change your look. That said, I wear Hourglass Mineral Veil primer every day because it helps visually smooth my pores and skintone a little bit. I am thinking of switching to a tinted moisturizer for more coverage.
Post # 4
Honestly if you’re going to take the time to apply primer I would just go ahead and jump into foundation. I takes the same amount of time for me. I just use the primer to keep the foundation on longer…thats a step I added later in life.
Post # 5
I agree with lovekiss.
Many things play a factor too. what is your skin like? If you have perfect skin maybe just a lipgloss and rough blush is all you need and keeps you looking natural and glowy : )
if you don’t have perfect skin but its pretty good I also wear mineral powder make up. Its much lighter & natural looking and doen’t clog your pores and cause break outs or stretch your pores,
Post # 6
I think primer is pretty useless unless you’re applying other makeup. I know my primer doesn’t do anything but help my other makeup stay put throughout the day.
Post # 7
Start with a clean face and a moisturizer with SPF. As others said, primer won’t do much on it’s own. The purpose is to prime your skin for foundation.
Post # 8
The primer I use is clear/colourless so while it smooths out my skin it doesn’t do anything visually! I would at least use a tinted moisturizer.
Post # 9
I wouldn’t start with primer. I’d wear tinted moisturizer or foundation + powder or even mascara. If I only have time to put on one thing I always put on mascara.
Post # 10
I’ve been using Mrs. Rainbow’s tip of equal parts primer, foundation, and moisturizer. I just squirt a line of each along the back side of my hand and mix it with my fingers then apply. I tell you, that girl was on to something!! Its quick and easy!
Post # 11
@hecallsmelove: primer is pretty vague…face or eye primer? I personally don;t wear face primer because it clogs my pores and makes me break out and without wearing coverup over it…it is pretty pointless. BUT I wear primer on my eyes alone almost every day (urban decay primer potion) because it gives a nice matte look and keeps my eyeliner in place when I wear it…or just wear it with mascara. If you wanna just get started I suggest if you have good skin start with concealer, blush, mascara and lip gloss…makes a huge difference!
Post # 12
@hecallsmelove: p.s tinted moisturizer! (Clinique is my favourite)
Post # 13
I do wear moisturizer with spf daily already. Tried tinted and COULD NOT tell the difference… seemed like a waste. OR maybe I didn’t buy the right one. I have your typical t-zone oily skin and not many scars on my face.
Hmmmmm… what do you suggest?
Post # 14
Primer alone won’t really do much. What about starting with a tinted moisturizer?
Post # 15
@hecallsmelove: Well maybe ask Clinique to give you a sample of their tinted moisturizer and explain your t-zone tends to be more oily, see what the representative suggests. If you do not have much scarring I still suggest you find a good concealer to put under your eyes and on dark spots and invest in a good powder (MAC, Bareminerals, smashbox) you can get help at stores ULTA, Sephora, MAC all these places have people walking around that you can ask for help. I personally don;t like the heavy makeup look and thats why Ilimit my everyday face to just concealer, blush and mascara (even though I love mkeup…lol)
Post # 16
I don’t use primer on myself! Too lazy. 😀 But, when I need to do makeup on others, I definitely and always for weddings, use a foundation primer. It does even out the skin surface so that foundation looks more smooth. Some say it’s like airbrushing! Also depends on age, I’d definitely recommend using a primer on more mature skin.