What is Foundation Primer? Do I Need It?

Friday, May 17, 2013 | Makeup

Curious if a foundation primer is right for you? With so many choices available—from color-correcting primer to foundation with primer built in the formula—it’s easy be overwhelmed. But never fear. By following a few quick and easy tips, you can find the best foundation primer for your complexion. Here’s what you need to know.


Why Use a Foundation Primer?

The primary use of any foundation primer is to prep the skin for makeup application. Used together, foundation and primer can help your look last longer, conceal pores and imperfections and can even correct common skin concerns. Because they create a barrier between your skin and your makeup, the best foundation primer formulas use oil-free, nature-based ingredients that won’t clog pores or irritate the skin.


Which Foundation Primer is Right for Me?

Knowing your skin type is the first step to finding the best foundation primer for you. Many primers are color tinted to conceal a specific skin concern. Hence, while a green-tinted formula is ideal for offsetting the look of redness from breakouts, it may not be the best foundation primer for those with age spots, who benefit more from a peach-colored base. Pür Minerals offers four different foundation primer shades: green for redness and irritation, peach for dark spots, lavender for oily, breakout-prone skin and neutral for enlarged pores and general imperfections. What’s more, each Pür formula contains built-in skincare ingredients to not only conceal but also correct its targeted concern.


Do I Need a Foundation Primer?

Whether you have normal or problem skin, nearly everyone can benefit from using a foundation and primer. Primers not only help makeup last longer; they also cut down on touchups, so maintaining your flawless look is a breeze. No time to apply foundation and primer? Pür Minerals’ award-winning 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup combines all the benefits of a foundation with primer, finishing powder and daily SPF 15 protection. Wear it alone for a fast and flawless look, or apply the foundation with primer as a base for fuller coverage with extended wear. The choice is up to you!