A few weeks back during my Facebook LIVE beauty event, I shared one of the secret weapons in my make up bag — primer — with the promise to talk more about this magical little product. So, without further ado, here’s a “primer” on why makeup primer is a must-have in the makeup bags of women over 50. The best primers for women over 50… and why you need one!
Primer is the secret to flawless makeup after 50.
You apply a primer after your moisturizer and before your foundation. A primer is just what it sounds like; similar to priming your walls before you paint them, a primer allows foundation to apply smoothly.
Today’s primers are designed to make your skin look smooth, silky, reduce the appearance of pores and hold your makeup in place for hours.
The Best Face Primers for Women Over 50
I personally use Sisley-Paris’ Instant Eclat, an illuminating primer that erases shadowy areas and signs of tiredness. This non-greasy formula contains kiwi, Butcher’s Broom, and Padina Pavonica extracts to help moisturize, energize, tone, and plump the complexion. Get it for $90 here: Sisley-Paris’ Instant Eclat at Barney’s New York.
Best for the Money: Maybelline Master Prime
Designed to hydrate and smooth, this weightless primer is not only capable of refining the look and feel of your skin, but keeping your makeup in place from morning until evening. And at less than $10, this primer is a great one to try out if you have never used one before! You can purchase it here: Maybelline Master Prime.
Best Drugstore Primer: Revlon PhotoReady Pore Reducing Primer 002
Another primer at a lower price point is Revlon’s Photoready primer. This product smoothes and softens your skin while reducing fine lines. It also tones your skin, allowing the perfect blank canvas for your makeup masterpieces, darlings. At just around $12, this face primer is another wonderful option if you have never used a primer before and would like to try it out. Click here to purchase: Revlon PhotoReady Pore Reducing Primer 002.
Ideal for all skin types: LancôMe Women’s La Base Pro Makeup & Face Primer
If you’re looking for a more powerful formula to reduce fine lines, the look of pores, and smooth your skin’s overall texture, this primer is formulated to produce great results on any skin type… and in as little as one minute! Not to mention, your skin will be left feeling silky and comfortable with a velvety matte finish all day long. Get this primer for around $42 here: LancôMe Women’s La Base Pro Makeup & Face Primer.
Wrinkle smoothing primer: Nars Instant Line and Pore Perfector
If you’re looking for seamless skin, another cost-effective option is this primer, which smoothes the appearance of fine lines while reducing large pores to deliver that sought-after smoothing effect. The best parts? It won’t dry out your skin and it can be used before or after makeup application! Snag it for $28 here: Nars Instant Line and Pore Perfector.
What are your favorites?
Have you tried a makeup primer? What do you think the best primers for women over 50 are? Do tell! I would love to hear what makeup primers you swear by (and where you purchased them, of course)! You can comment below or find me on Facebook, Twitter and even… Instagram. Let’s chat!