The Perfect Primer

There once was a time when I was a horrible beauty blogger who always forgot to put on primer first. I’d be happily applying my foundation when I would suddenly remember. And by then I would be too lazy or too pressed for time to remove it all.

Reworking this simple and completely necessary step back into my routine is something I’ve been working towards. It sounds really silly, but I am always on auto-pilot when doing my make up. I always think of foundation immediately after moisturizing, never about primer. But as my days have been getting longer I need my makeup to last more than 8 hours.

This Smashbox Photo Finish Primer is my little miracle worker. My skin requires an oil-free formula; I don’t react well to others. I know a lot of people who dislike the “velvet” feeling oil-free primers give, but for me it’s perfect. I can smooth on any kind of foundation over this particular primer too – mineral powder, liquid, or pressed powder. Either way, my look truly does last all day. Now if only I could remember to use it.

If you have a favorite primer, I’d love to hear about it! I’m just getting back into primers, and this is the first of many that I’m testing out. Happy Friday :)