If you like to wear liquid foundation or mineral makeup on a daily basis, it can be hard to achieve a flawless finish – especially when you’re dealing with sun-damaged skin, acne, or need to conceal unsightly blemishes. Summer’s humidity and high heat index can leave you with that ‘cakey’ look and can aggravate the skin.
Fortunately, there is a solution for your skin problems this season. Skin primers are designed to even out the texture of your skin and create a light barrier between your skin and your makeup, so that you can achieve a smooth, silky finish.
When you want to freshen up skin for summer, consider using a skin primer that will enhance your natural glow and make it easier to create a matte finish. Here are some skin primers to try for the summer season:
Tarte Clean Slate Skin Primer
This skin primer is a very lightweight formula, and is free of artificial dyes, fragrances, parabens and chemicals. It contains avocado oil, safflower seed oil, vitamins and Echinacea root extract which can help reduce inflammation. If you have acne or rosacea, this is a great match for you. In addition to helping keep your makeup on for the long haul, this primer will hydrate the skin and also prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
MAC Prep + Prime Skin Primer
MAC Prep + Prime Skin Primer works so well because it contains silicones that create an artificial protective barrier on top of the skin. This helps to even out the skin’s texture, and also calms and soothes. If you’re struggling with red and blotchy skin, this is a great product to layer under foundation or powder makeup.
Smashbox PhotoFinish Foundation Primer
Infused with vitamins, antioxidants and compounds that prevent the breakdown of collagen, this foundation primer will fill in large pores and wrinkles, and help you achieve a flawless finish in a flash. You can apply a thin layer of this skin primer after your foundation for a picture-perfect look. It’s available in several shades, as well as a colorless formula, to help balance out different skin tones. Choose the green color to minimize redness, and the bronzing primer to create a sun-kissed look.
When choosing a skin primer for summer, look for one that contains antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and moisturizing ingredients. These will sink into your pores and infuse your skin with a healthy dose of nutrients. When using skin primers, you’ll also find that it’s much easier to wash makeup off at the end of the day. Just add this skin-saving beauty product to your daily makeup regimen to enjoy a flawless look this season!