Finding the Perfect Foundation Primer For You

3 Nov , 2015  

Finding the right foundation primer for your skin type can help keep that flawless look all day through the all hard work of pet grooming. Having a presentable personal appearance can help increase the amount of business you get and can help you create dedicated pet grooming clients. Having a good foundation primer can help maintain beautiful, flawless makeup throughout your entire shift. In order to have a primer that works perfectly for you, you have to find the right primer for your specific skin type. Here is Groomer Fashionista’s recommendations of great foundation primers for every skin type, providing a large variety of brand options for you to choose from.

Select Your Skin Type

Oily Skin Redness
Acne Prone Skin Mature Skin
Dry Skin Combination Skin
Normal Skin

Oily Skin

Neutrogena’s Shine Control Primer is a great primer for oily skin. If you find this primer and love it, I’d suggest getting more than one. This primer gets sold out at many places because it’s fantastic and comes at an even better price. We also recommend NYX Cosmetics Shine Killer and Rimmel Stay Matte Primer.Primers

bareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer with Oil Control is another great choice. I personally use this primer and I love it. The price is great, it goes on light, and with my sensitive and oily skin it really helps control the oil without making me breakout in a thousand pimples. It is also silicone free, so that’s a plus! Other great choices are Smashbox Photo Finish Oil-Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing, Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional, and Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer._7753047


L’Oréal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Anti-Redness Primer is highly recommended to reduce redness in your skin. Don’t be worried about the green color, it is there to help neutralize the red tones and will blend perfectly fine! You can also try Boots No7 Colour Calming Primer and NYX Photo-Loving Primer in Green.loreal anti redness primer

Smashbox makes excellent makeup. I used Smashbox primer throughout my pageant and modeling years and I can honestly say it was worth every penny. Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer is great for neutralizing the redness out from your skin. What I love about this product is that they have a blend of antioxidants, soothing botanicals, and vitamins to help protect and restore the skin. Cover FX Calming Primer and Clinique Superprimer Face Primer Color Correct Redness are other great alternatives.smashbox

Acne Prone Skin

Finding a good primer for acne prone skin is all in the ingredients. Try to find a primer without silicone. Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer is a great choice without any silicone. When choosing a primer take a peek at the ingredient list on the back. If you see silicone go onto the next one.

Smashbox Photo Finish More Than Primer Blemish Control is another great alternative. You can also try Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector and Pur Color Correcting Primer Hydrate and Balance are other great ones to choose from. Be cautious when using products with salicylic acid- if you use too much it can cause you to breakout.becca

Mature Skin

CoverGirl with Olay Simply Ageless Serum Primer is a lightweight primer that will help fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Boots No7 Photo Fix Wrinkle Filler and Primer and L’Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base are other options.covergirl

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer is a fantastic choice for mature skin. This oil-free primer is one of the best-selling primer. With its antioxidents like grape seed extract and green tea and blends of vitamin A and E, this primer is not only good to your skin but will reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores (not to mention this primer has won a few beauty awards as well!).smashbox

Dry Skin

Elf Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer and Elf Studio Hydrating Face Primer are two great option for dry skin.

KORRES Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Primer is a fantastic option for dry skin. This primer is silicone-free and the Greek Yoghurt is very nourishing and hydrating to the skin. Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer- Hydrating is another great option. This lightweight primer has moisture-rich vitamins and aloe vera to help soothe and freshen up your skin. This is a great primer for aging, mature skin as well.korres

Combination Skin

Combination skin is dry or normal is some areas and oily in others. The oily areas are usually around the T-zone (the nose, forehead, and chin). Neutrogena Shine Control Primer is a great choice. It has rice protein complex that helps stop shine. Boots No7 Shine Free Primer and Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer are a few other great choices.

Clarins Lisse Minute Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Makeup Base is a fantastic choice. Urban Decay Complexion Primer Potion Brightening is another fantastic choice.clarins

Normal Skin

If you are one of the lucky few that actually have normal skin, kudos to you- we are all pretty jealous. Finding a primer that is perfect for normal skin is pretty easy. Try going with a primer that is light and doesn’t have silicone. You won’t need primers to shrink your pores or fill in fine lines which is pretty much what the silicone does. Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer is a great choice for normal skin. It doesn’t have silicone so it is perfect for normal skin. Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer is another great option.revlon

Benefit Cosmetics “That Gal” Brightening Face Primer is another great choice. Make Up Forever HD Microperfecting Primer is also a fabulous primer. This primer is lightweight and oil-free. It will nourish, soften, and moisturize your skin to give you a glowing effect.benefit

To wrap it all up….

Finding the right primer is all based around your skin type. As a pet groomer it is hard to keep your make up on through the sweat and water. Apply primer before your foundation or powder will help you maintain beautiful makeup throughout the entire workday. The two great primers that will withstand any temperature or weather are: Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer and Shiseido Refining Makeup Primer. Rimmel London Stay Matte Primer is one of the top selling drugstore makeup brand primer and is all around a great choice. Shiseido Refining Makeup Primer is sweat and water proof, so you know it will last through those hard working days as a pet groomer.


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