Primer is hands down one of the best investments you can make when it comes to your makeup routine– not only does it help your foundation to stay beautifully in place all day for longer wear, it is an absolute god send for nearly any skin challenges when it comes to applying your foundation. Oily skin or large pores? Applying primer will help your foundation to last longer with a more mattefying effect while minimizing pores all in one go! Dry or flaky skin? Rosacea? Primer is for you, too! It will help your foundation apply more evenly and cover up discoloration or splotches more effectively by holding your foundation in place exactly where you want it all day.
Primer can even help when it comes to tricky weather conditions– wearing any amount of makeup in humidity can be a challenge, but when you pair your favorite Simple Beauty Minerals foundation with a primer, the humidity is about to meet its match! The barley there, light and airy feeling of mineral foundation and mineral primer will not weigh you down or make your face feel heavy or sticky like many liquid foundations can in hot, humid conditions– and mineral primer will help the longevity of your foundation by keeping it in place and helping it to stay evenly applied and looking gorgeous all day long. We could go on… Fine lines? Slight discoloration? Want to increase the effectiveness of your pro-aging products (or even use a pro-aging primer!)? You guessed it… Primer is the answer! Lucky for us, we offer two incredible Primer formulations here at Simple Beauty Minerals.
The Pure Primer, and the Embellish Pro-Aging Primer. The Pure Primer is a fabulous Primer that is an effective and wonderful choice for nearly all skin types and skin tones (since our Primers are nearly translucent they will work for dark or light skin tones alike!). With only three effective, pure, and natural ingredients it is perfect even for super sensitive skin, and it will give you your most flawless, beautiful foundation application ever! Embellish Pro-Aging Primer is a truly extraordinary option for mature skin as it works not only as a luxurious treatment powder, but it gives instant gratification in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by reflecting light from millions of tiny, microscopic prisms in the Primer that result in instantly giving an appearance of smoother texture and more luminous skin! Wow!
Embellish Pro-Aging Primer can be used as all on its own as a Treatment Powder to be applied at night onto cleansed and moisturized skin, or applied under makeup as a Primer for smoother and longer lasting wear, or even as a Finish Powder to be applied on top of your foundation for a little extra luminous boost– or as all three!
For more tips and tricks on using Embellish as a Nighttime Mineral Treatment, check out this super informative blog post on just that by Lisa!
First, be sure to keep a dedicated brush specifically for your Primers so they don’t get mixed up with pigmented products or products that might alter the effectiveness of the Primers themselves. I love using my Powder Buffer Brush for this, although some prefer to use their Flat Top Buffer Brushfor their Primer. To actually apply your primer, simply tap a little product into the lid of your jar, swirl your brush, tap off any excess, and then apply it by buffing it into your face just like you would with your foundation. That’s it!
Another little *bonus* tip? Even though our Primers are translucent, if you feel you would prefer a slightly darker or more true to skin tone color for your Primer, feel free to add a little bit of your foundation to the primer before applying it to easily personalize it and achieve your desired effect (it really is a piece of cake to do!).
Abby is a photographer and blogger who never says no to a hot cup of tea or a new shade of lipstick. She lives in Monterey, CA with her husband where they enjoy hiking, cooking/eating everything vegan, and basically living the (neat and tidy) hippie dream. You can follow her @abby.roe.photo on instagram, or find her + her organic handmade mineral lipsticks HERE.
Notes From Lisa: Using our Antioxidant Liquid Foundation and prefer a liquid primer to match? I am a fan of the vegan, cruelty-free brand Cover FX and their Blurring Primer. (I don't recommend the AntiAging Primer, as it did not work well at all - due to the type of silicon it used, the foundation just balled up on the surface of my skin).