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If makeup products attended high school, primer would probably win the “Most Likely To Be Ignored & Forgotten” yearbook award.
When I am in a hurry and need to get my makeup done fast, the last thing I want to do is waste time on a step that I once assumed was invisible. It didn’t add any pretty colors or interesting definition to my face, and my makeup ended up looking pretty much the same when I was finished anyway, so what was the point?
I had lot of reasons why I didn’t feel like primer was worth it. My skin was even, though it leaned on the oily side. I assumed that nothing could stand up to my oiliness anyway, so I might as well resign myself to abiding by a 6 hour makeup curfew. And caring for my actual skin was not at all a concern. Isn’t that what makeup is for? Just sweep all your problems under the makeup-rug. (I was a real genius, I know.)
Things are different now. For one thing, as I have aged my skin has developed a pesky intolerance for even the slightest bit of dryness. It now gets very angry; all the while itching, flaking and turning bright pink to notify me of its displeasure. Trend-wise, the “makeup mask” look is looking dated, while fresh and dewy skin is the new thing. I’m just bursting your bubble now- piling more highlighter on top of your “makeup mask” will not replace healthy and glowing skin.
Yes, we expect makeup primers to help our makeup last longer, but in my mind, that’s not a primer’s main purpose. I use primers to mitigate skin issues from the start before I resort to covering things up. I suggest you do the same. To help you, here are the best primers you can currently buy at the drugstore. They won’t break the bank, but they will break your beliefs that primers aren’t worth the effort!