I just posted my last video on YouTube as I kept getting this question all the time. Should I use a primer? Is it worth the investment? is it worth the extra few minutes it takes with every make up application?
The answer to this question, unfortunately falls in that grey area. Yes, it’s the typical lawyer answer (sorry, I have to bring out lawyer Pina here), but it’s the truth – and so the answer is that IT DEPENDS.
Primers have a few great benefits, such as minimizing pores, long lasting makeup, oil reduction and a flawless application. Because a primer creates a barrier between your skin and the foundation, it creates a bit of a barrier, thereby not allowing your skin to breath too much. This explains why you can have a sweat fest at the gym, or manage to keep your make up intact in 115 degrees.
The answer is, use your discretion as to whether you need to apply a primer for your day. If for example you are filming a video or going to a special event and you need your foundation to stay on all day…then by all means grab that primer right away.
If your day doesn’t require a marathon makeup day, then head out fresh faced and attack your day because your skin will love the break.
Now that you have the answer to that age old beauty question, “to prime or not to prime,” you can make the best decision for your skin, because you want that skin to be healthy and happy at all times.
See you on Instagram and YouTube and Stay Fab, Love, Pina xoxo