no primer trick

Guys – I’ve had a makeup breakthrough. Now I can’t take any of the credit for this new discovery (this is all down to the bridal MUA at SpaceNK Kingston) however I am here to share it with you all today. Aren’t you lucky ;) You see, when I was at my buddies bridal trial I learnt something pretty incredible, don’t use primers. I know, hold the phone, what kinda crazy are you talking about now lady?! But bare with me on this one as it actually makes sense. You see, primers act as blockers. Either to block your pores, to oil or to grease all whilst supposedly trying to make your foundation last longer.

Sounds good right? Don’t get me wrong up until this point I was a massive advocate for primers and loved the stuff however, primers don’t actually give your skin what it needs. No matter how much makeup you apply, how expensive your foundation is or how high coverage your concealer claims to be, makeup will never look as nice unless you properly prep your skin. I’m talking a good skincare routine, moisturiser and eye cream all before you even start applying your makeup. See if you have dehydrated skin, this is what will eat up your foundation, a primer will only stop that happening for a few extra hours.

So here’s what you do, mix in a hydrating serum with your foundation before you apply it. Couple of drops of foundation, couple of drops of serum, mix together with your brush and apply. Simples! For this the MUA used the Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm with the Caudalie Premier Cru The Elixir however I’ve been mixing it with the Elemental Herbology Cell Food*. This gives my skin all the hydration it needs meaning that my foundation actually lasts. Thats right, no patch areas, no skin eating away anything for moisture, just a long lasting base that looks great throughout the day. Revolutionary right? I urge you to give it a go, let me know if you see a difference and whether you will now be ditching the primers.

*pr sample