Editor's picks: Top 5 face primers

Hey Curvy Dolls! As you know, that when you are remodeling a house or apartment, there is a procedure. This is true to anything in life. What we may not always remember is that this always is true in your beauty routine.  Before you paint a wall, you have to use a primer. This is the same on your face. It used to be that we would just moisturize and go about our makeup routine. Of course, by five o’clock faces look tired; makeup was oxidized and oily. It wasn’t until the launch of primers for your face, that we were aware of what kept our faces smooth and our makeup long lasting. With so many on the market, I could never have just one that I love. It is with this in mind that I bring you my top five editor’s picks of amazing makeup primers for your face. Remember that these are based on my skin type, so you should try them out in small samples to find your perfect one:
1) Smashbox Photo finish primer:

This silicone-based primer is an award-winning favorite.  It works really well on the skin and is very light in its formulation. It has a silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants that smooth and perfect skin. It also fills in lines a pores for a flawless finish.
2) Tarte Clean Slate:

This lightweight, emollient face primer is perfect for all skin types. It helps makeup stay in place longer while preventing creasing in fine lines and wrinkles.  Unlike other primers, Clean Slate contains natural fruit-and plant-derived extracts to treat, protect and soothe as well as hydrate the skin. It also contains Skinvigorating ingredients such as avocado oil, which is rich in vitamins and healthy oils.
3) Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer:

A water-based gel foundation primer that is the perfect prep for dehydrated and/or aging skin.  It is a nourishing, hydrating formula that works with all skin types. It is made to moisturize and protect skin so that makeup goes on even and skin stays smooth.
4) Laura Geller Spackle Cream under makeup primer:

This amazing formula aids in retexturizing the surface of your skin for a flawlessly velvet finish.  The aloe vera gel and other natural plant extracts protect your skin while antioxidants assist in retaining moisture. This a true miracle prep for foundation and feel silky smooth on skin.

5) Vapour Beauty Stratus Instant Skin perfector:

This in one of the most ingenious products around. It’s a 3-in-1 moisturizer, primer and no color foundation in one. I love it as a primer and also alone. The light-reflective technology in the formula immediately perfect’s the appearance of your skin. It instantly give the appearance of younger, refreshed skin. Made with 70% Certified Organic ingredients and 30% natural mineral pigments & vitamins. It is healthy for the skin and looks fabulous. A must have for beauty lovers.
So there you have it, my top five. As I mentioned, these are specific to products that have worked with my skin type. I am a combination/oily type that is prone to breakouts. I do recommend that you look into these products thoroughly and see if you can try a sample out before purchasing. I hope this was helpful and I will see you soon with my next top five picks! Please let me know what would you like reviewed for my top five?

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  • I agree Smashbox is by far one of the best my only complaint is with the bottle, for some reason the pump does not always work right and it makes it difficult to get the product out. One other primer that deserves a honorable mention would be one by Bare minerals 😉


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