Brides (and even the bridesmaids!) need to look their best on their wedding day. And if you feel as if your skin is not yet ready for the ‘Big’ day, this article is a must-read.

What would you do when days before your wedding, skin breakouts also start to occur? While it may seem like an impending beauty mishap, the good news is you can still manage to have a flawless and glowing skin on the day you’ll say ‘I do’.

How can that be possible? With the help of the ever dependable makeup primer!

Makeup Primer: A Bride’s Best Friend

If what you want is a flawless finish, using makeup primer is a must. A makeup primer creates a smooth base for your makeup. But more than that, it also works to combat shine and mask imperfections that you’d surely want to keep hidden–especially on occasions that are as important as your wedding.

To quote an Australian celebrity makeup artist and beauty brand founder, Napoleon Perdis, applying a makeup primer is one easy step that saves you from makeup blunders. “Not to prime is a crime” as it helps smoothen your foundation while making your skin look flawless longer.

Using a makeup primer is indeed a must-have. While it is a staple, whether in a makeup shop or in an online beauty store, many of you may still be guilty of completing your makeup routine without using it–in spite of its outstanding uses.

To further stress the importance of using this beauty essential, here’s an article that presents some useful information that will make you realize the benefits that you could be missing.

Why Use a Makeup Primer?

  • Create a smooth base for your foundation as it helps seal your pores and fill in your fine lines.
  • Achieve a flawless skin tone as it acts as a colour corrector that evens out the complexion before the concealer or foundation is applied.
  • It offers shine control as it absorbs oil and eliminates shine to create a matte-looking complexion.
  • Keep your foundation on longer, without necessarily the need for a retouch.

6 Types of Makeup Primers that You Must Know

  1. Blurring

Using a light reflecting technology, this type of makeup primer allows a soft-focus effect that makes it easier for imperfections to be covered.

  1. Color-Correcting

Available in a range of shades, you can use this makeup primer to correct issues with your complexion, including but not limited to skin redness, tired and dull skin, sallow tones, and others.

  1. 3. Anti-Ageing

Suited for the ageing skin, it comes with properties that heals and keeps the skin protected. It also has a host of ingredients that improve skin resistance to UV damage and other harmful elements while improving skin tone and texture.

  1. Illuminating

Adds life and dimension to your skin to make you look as if you’re not wearing any makeup at all. Apply onto bare skin without missing the nose, cheekbone, brow bone and cupid’s bow which are the high points of the face.

  1. Pore-Minimizing

This primer works allows a satin-smooth finish and works by reducing shine and blurring the pores. It is most suitable for those with oily skin or those who are bothered by the visible pores on their face.

  1. Hydrating

For people dealing with skin dryness, this is a must have. It comes with a hydrating formula and offers ultra-moisturising effects to combat skin dehydration.

You’d surely want everything to be perfect on your wedding day. And it’s a welcome thought that with or without skin problems, you can still have the look of a blushing bride and a flaw-free complexion on the day that you’ll walk down the aisle.

Many thanks to  Micah de Jesus of Alyaka Niche Perfumes and Beauty Products UK


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