The Best Silicone Makeup Primer

Before you reach for your foundation, apply a bit of silicone makeup primer.

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Silicone makeup primer is a makeup artist’s best friend. It should be your friend, too. Adding a silicone makeup primer is an essential step when applying makeup if you're looking to achieve a flawless, photo-ready finish. Smooth away any imperfections and prep your face for foundation and other makeup with a silicone makeup primer.

Who Should Wear a Primer?

Who should wear a silicone makeup primer? You should, that’s who! Makeup artists regularly use primers for celebrities and non-celebrities alike because of the fantastic prep work it does. Primer helps even out skin tone, helps your makeup stay on longer, absorbs excess oil and makes any imperfections virtually disappear. So if you're a woman who wears makeup, you should wear a primer.

How to Use a Silicone Primer

Begin with a clean, dry face. Then apply your moisturizer as usual. Allow the moisturizer to sink in before applying a light layer of primer. Next, it’s time for your foundation and the rest of your cosmetic routine. That’s it -- it’s just one extra little step to get stunning looking skin.

What Makes the Best Silicone Makeup Primer?

With so many different silicone makeup primers stocked on beauty shelves, finding the best one can be a challenge. The best silicone makeup primers should prep your skin for makeup, creating a nice and even, clean slate so makeup goes on smoothly and flawlessly. Look for one that fills in fine lines and eradicates pores.

Which One is the Best?

Beauty leaders and experts from top fashion magazines such as “InStyle” and “Allure” name Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer as one of the best. The Photo Finish Foundation Primer is said to be the equivalent of an airbrush machine, smoothing out any bumps, lumps and fine lines so your makeup glides on. Plus, it makes makeup last and last, even through the most humid weather.

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