So the Beauty Basics are done with, and hypothetically you have smooth healthy skin, and never felt better… But things could be better, you think to yourself.
Well, that’s true. Things could be, and will be better if you stick to the Beauty Regiment for at least 3 months.
Three months!? Why don’t you just tell me to grow an extra limb, why don’t you?
Three months might feel like a long time to have to wait to have healthier skin, or to at least see significant change with the skin that you currently have, but sadly, it’s the only long enough time period.
In the mean-time, you can fake it till you make it.
With make-up, I mean!
That’s right. I am going to begin talking a little more about make-up, and skin, but don’t get too excited thinking that I will advocate wearing a mask.
You know the old joke: Oh dear Madam, you seem to have some face on your makeup?
Yeah…We’re trying to avoid that.
What exactly is a Makeup Primer, and Why Do I need One?
Makeup Primers are relatively new products on the market but now are gaining more and more popularity. Their aim is to prepare the skin for the makeup application, they pamper the skin and create a protective base for longer- lasting, natural looking foundation application and wear. The primers give the makeup something to grab onto and help your makeup last longer, because the makeup primers create a smooth and perfect surface.
Why Do I Need One, Though?
Using a makeup primer is the best way to make your makeup stay put on for longer.
Reasons to use Makeup Primer
Foundation primer is overlooked by most women, and I was once of them. It’s sad. I know. But if you only knew what a massive difference it makes you would never go without it again!
- It completely changes how your face make up sits on your skin by creating a smoother platform for application.
- Make up primer gives your foundation real staying power, it’s also fantastic for people with oily skin who may find that their make up tends to melt away throughout the day… Seriously, what’s the point of all that effort if you’re just gonna let it fade away?
- It also acts as a protective layer between your skin and the foundation, creating a barrier to your pores and not letting anything grotty in.
- Lots of primers also contain lovely ingredients which help to refresh your skin underneath your makeup, who can argue that is a bad thing?
I still don’t have to use it right?
Like myself, you must be totally hard to convince, if you don’t feel that makeup primer is a good idea. Take this hypothetical situation;
You’ve just bought a house. There are purple walls in practically all the rooms, and purple makes you dizzy.
You first attempt to cover the the purple with a bright white paint, and the result is one of the most epic fails in home improvement history.
The problem? You didn’t first apply wall/paint primer before you painted your walls, and so there was very minimal–if any at all–coverage.
Covering purple with white can be an impossible feat when painting a room, unless you first paint the room with primer.
White and opaque, primer is a preventive measure that can treat walls with bright colors before you paint them a lighter shade. It also functions as a primary layer of coverage, smoothing out any nicks sanding might not have fixed.
The purpose of facial primer is no different from paint primer — just think of your skin as the wall with its natural imperfections and uneven tones.
What does makeup primer look like?
Makeup primer is usually a gel applied after moisturizer and before foundation, and that gel is supposed to provide a smooth surface on which to apply makeup, and as already stated (probably three times now), it can also help keep your makeup in place.
Who benefits from using makeup primer?
When I lived in the tropics, man! I would have killed for my makeup not to melt away after I used it. If only I had known about primers sooner… So yeah, if you have oily skin, or have oily eyelids (guilty!), then you’ll find makeup primer to be one of your best investments, as it helps makeup stay put, which is especially important during humid summer months or long days at the office.
Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics also has a primer. Is it good?
Bella Terra’s satin-finish makeup primer creates the perfect canvas to allow foundation, bronzer and powders to just slip, slide, and glide on to the skin… I mean, obviously I love them, but it’s not just that, they also manage to fit the bill for everything that I have mentioned in the prerequisites thus far, and those qualifications, among others is that the Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Primer has:
- The gel-like texture of the Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics primer forms a bond with other cosmetics, helping them to adhere to the skin and remain fresh and color-true for hours, so you won’t have to keep reapplying your make-up, and you can use this product with some of your other premium makeup products (although, why would you want to, when Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics has such a huge range of products?)
- Your Skin appears brighter, fresher, and younger, because the product virtually banishes pores while tired skin is left hydrated, firmer and detoxified.
It is entirely paraben-free (if you are new to this blog, here’s some info on why being paraben free could potentially change your skin, forever), and infused with nourishing, soothing botanicals.
Choosing a primer is really time consuming, and arduous for a reason; You can get the Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Makeup Primer online, and it’s thankfully at a special price!
Unlike picking a foundation, the wrong primer can send you on a downward spiral down the path back to Bad Skin-Ville.
How to Use Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Makeup Primer
If you want to look even more flawless, I really encourage you to take-up a simple Beauty Routine, just like the one I do on a daily basis. But once you have moisturized your skin (if you have problematic, oily skin, feel free to totally skip that step), you can then begin to apply your primer.
Apply with fingertips, anywhere you will apply foundation << You don’t need a brush. Trust me!
****If you really take care of your skin, things like concealer, and foundation are just “spot” treatments, and not something that you would use on the entirety of your face. Remember that, please?
Like I mentioned before; Everything here on out is just a bonus. The afore-mentioned basics are sufficient to give you the best skin that you’ve probably had, but I will personally never really stop. Perfect, flawless skin, is my own addiction.
If you want advice on any skin problems, or products, simply send an email to: thatbeautyword(at)gmail(dot)com and your answer might just be in my next post, if I don’t immediately email you back!
Good luck on your quest, and remember; The B word is for Beauty!
- To Prime or not to Prime? (candimakeupza.wordpress.com)
- Primer isn’t a fad product. (fruitybeauty.typepad.com)
- Bella Terra Mineral Cosmetics Makeup Primer (beautifulskintips.wordpress.com)
- Beauty Basics for Healthy Skin (thatbword.wordpress.com)
- Beauty 411: Makeup Primers (webmd.com)
- Bella Terra Cosmetics Makeup Remover Review (beautifulskintips.wordpress.com)