One of the beautiful (but sometimes frustrating when you can’t control yourself) truths about makeup is that you can make it as easy or as complicated as you want.
Case in point: primer. Most of the time, either because I’m inherently lazy or because I’m almost always running behind, I’ll use a single un-tinted pore-minimizing primer all over my face, except for on my lids, where I’ll use a separate eye primer, but sometimes I’ll feel like going the extra mile, so I’ll use a combination of multiple face primers, and sometimes I’ll even incorporate an additional color-correcting primer.
Make Up For Ever’s Step 1 Skin Equalizers are good for things like this.
When I feel like going that extra mile, before applying my main face primer, I’ll use a separate orange-tinted color-correcting primer first, and I like $36 Make Up For Ever Radiant Primer Peach for this, to neutralize any purple, blue and gray tones on my skin, which for me is usually under my eyes, around my mouth and along my jawline.
A lot of people use a green-tinted primer, like Make Up For Ever Redness Correcting Primer (also $36), to neutralize redness in the corners around their nose, the sides of their mouth and sometimes around where they’ve had recent breakouts.
And in addition to these color-correcting primers, there are other primers designed to help with specific concerns, like sometimes when my skin is crazy dry and flaking, I’ll dab a very small amount of Make Up For Ever Nourishing Primer on my cheeks, then go back in and pat a smoothing primer like Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer (this one’s also $36, but MUFE also sells a smaller $16 travel size) on top to mellow out my pores and fine lines.
So the take-home message here? No one says that you can’t combine multiple products, and you can totally use more than one face primer if you can’t find a single one that addresses all of your needs. You can mix and layer them. I sure do. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,