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Primer Compare - Which Primer Suits You Best? (with video)

Primer Compare - Which Primer Suits You Best? (with video)

Two Clean and Pure Primers for the health of your skin (and longevity of your makeup wear!)

Here at Simple Beauty Minerals we carry two unique mineral primer formulas.

Pure Primer & Embellish

Both of our formulas are a wonderful option for a wide range of skin types and skin tones, and both will help your foundation and face makeup last and wear longer and keep you looking fresh all day (as all good primers should!). But, depending on your own personal skincare needs and preferences, we want to help you make the most informed choice possible in picking out which primer is right for you! Below we compare and contrast both our Pure Primer and our Embellish Pro-Aging Primer, and walk you through exactly what we know you’ll love about each of them– and what makes each of them truly shine.

Simple Beauty Minerals - Pure Primer

Pure Primer

Like it Simple? 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! It’s a match made in heaven for oily skin, large pores, flaky skin, fine lines, and even rosacea. It will help your foundation to stay in place all day, and it really helps to boost the effectiveness of your foundation as well letting it live up to its full potential even in tricky conditions like high humidity and hot weather.

Simple Beauty Minerals - Pure Primer

By aiding in minimizing pores and holding your foundation onto your skin even more effectively, using a primer will help your foundation last longer in the jar as well– a little bit of foundation will go an even longer way! And all you need for all of these incredible benefits is just a simple light dusting of primer before you apply the rest of your face makeup.

Simple Beauty Minerals - Embellish Pro-Aging Primer


Want the Extraordinary? The Embellish Pro-Aging Primer is a truly extraordinary option for adding another layer of defense for skin, as it contains beneficial skin ingredients in addition to being a primer. 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. 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!

Embellish Contains:

  • Mica to give you a soft, light-diffused look.
  • Microscopic Prisms which diffuse light and fill in wrinkles for a smoother, younger looking you.
  • Vitamins A & C to enhance the appearance of your skin and restore what time and stress take away.
  • Green Tea Extract for younger looking skin.
  • Mother of Pearl Powder, Pearl Powder and Abalone Shell Powder used to diffuse light and give a soft-focus to your face.
  • Rose Hip Oil to calm and moisturize your skin
  • Kojic Acid to help even out your skin tone. – brightens and exfoliates
  • Jojoba Oil is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.

For more tips and tricks on using Embellish as a night-time mineral treatment, check out this super informative blog post on just that by Lisa!

Simple Beauty Minerals - Embellish Pro-Aging Primer and Pure Primer

So translucent, it's hard to make out the swatch! & Once blended in, it melts seamlessly into the skin becoming all but undetectable.

You Choose

Just like our Pure Primer, Embellish Pro-Aging Primer is wonderful for wearing under foundation and face makeup for longer wear and to maximize the hold of your foundation all day even in “sticky” situations like humidity and heat! And again, like the Pure Primer it also wears beautifully on all skin types and skin tones.


Skin Tone Fix

Speaking of all skin tones... 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!). This is a great option for days where you might want to wear your primer alone without another full layer of foundation or face makeup, or any other time you desire a closer color match than the primer alone might provide.

Simple Beauty Minerals - Embellish Pro-Aging Primer and Pure Primer

 Both primer formulas pair beautifully with our Powder Buffing Brush (we recommend keeping one just for use with your primer for best results!)

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 on instagram. makeup over 50 - Simple Beauty Minerals





Lisa's Notes: I took a poll on Instagram and only 43% of women (from my sampling) used primer - WHAT? If you haven't tried a good mineral primer, ask for a sample of each of ours in your next order. What a difference a primer can make!