Why should I wear a primer on my wedding day? Which primers suit my skin type? Let WeddingHour’s The Beauty Bible answer your questions.
Primer remains somewhat of a beauty mystery for many. Most of us have heard of primer, but it’s not something that’s an essential in everyone’s beauty bag. Perhaps you’re not sure why you need to use a primer, or which is the best primer for your skin type? Don’t worry: at WeddingHour, we’re here to help.
Even if primer isn’t something that you use on a day-to-day basis, for an occasion as special as your wedding day it’s a product that your beauty regime shouldn’t be without. Whatever your age or skin type, there’s a primer to suit you that provides the perfect make-up base layer to keep your skin looking smooth and fresh after a full day of photographs!
So, what is primer? And why should I wear it on my wedding day? Let WeddingHour’s The Beauty Bible answer your questions for you:
Why should I wear primer?
As the name suggests, it ‘primes’ your skin for a smooth make-up application. It provides a perfect base for your foundation: reducing redness, uneven patches, and helping your make-up stay put all day. We’re loving the sound of that!
I have dry skin. Will primer help?
Primer can be a life-saver for ladies with dry skin. It smooths the skin in those pesky dry patches, giving an all-over glow. It will also even-out your skin, allowing for a smooth foundation application. Try No7 Skin Illuminator Radiance Boosting Beauty Fluid, perfect for giving your skin that healthy glow.
My skin is oily. Won’t primer make it worse?
No, provided you use the correct type. Make sure you apply a primer that absorbs oil, keeping your skin matte until you’ve finished dancing the night away! We love Laura Mercier Secret Finish-Mattifying Primer, which leaves a gorgeous, matte finish.
Won’t primer emphasise lines and wrinkles?
Not if you use a wrinkle-friendly primer, of which there are many! Try Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Primer: it has innovative line-filling technology known to hide those wrinkles away. You can snap that up at Boots UK.
Of course, your make-up artist will be able to advise you on the best primer for your skin type. In the meantime, take some of our tips and pop down to your local Boots to test those primers out!
Are you a wedding day make-up artist? Which primers are you recommending to your brides-to-be and mothers-of-the-bride? We’d love you to share your tips (in exchange for a complimentary blog feature, of course!). Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org – we’d love to hear from you.