Face Primers for Drier Skin / Base

My skin has been going through some changes lately, and I notice that my skin is getting drier. I’m sure this has got to do with aging as well, and I’m also not sure if it’s because of the heatwave and I’m just dehydrated. I try to drink more water, but there’s only this much I can gulp before feeling all bloated! I find that foundations that used to sit well on my skin look weird on me. They just sit on top of the skin looking patchy so I’ve been using foundations that used to look too dewy on me. These look so much better because they make my skin look healthier, not to mention they do not emphasize dry skin.

That’s the case for NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, and the PR kindly sent me a primer (NARS Pro Prime Multi Protect Primer SPF30) saying that the Skin Tint will sit so much better on top of this primer. She was right! This and Diorsnow Bloom Perfect Brightening Perfect Skin Creator have been doing a great job in making my old foundations sit right on my skin.

 

 

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I like that these are very light in texture, and I am sure they are silicone based because it smooths out my skin before applying foundation. They both have high SPF and the lighter texture makes it easy to use them even as replacement for your sunscreen. I personally ALWAYS use a sunscreen prior to makeup no matter what and always recommend that, but I know some of you don’t like to pile on products on your face. When I feel lazy, I skip primer and just use my cushion foundations which are on the dewy side. They are kinder to my face, and I’ve been really liking more dewiness and glow for my bases lately. A change in preference, because I used to like demi matte finish. Then again, my skin used to combination oily.

I like that primers can help with our skin condition temporarily, to prep it for the foundation that comes, and in this case, I can still use my old foundations without buying new ones!

What do you do if a certain foundation doesn’t sit right on you anymore? Do you use primers? How do you deal with changing skin condition? About this, I changed my night skincare routine and I’ve been seeing changes. I’ll share that with you in the next post 🙂

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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