We all depend on a primer or foundation to keep our complexions looking smooth and even. At this time of year when the winds are raging and the temperatures are dropping, there’s never been a bigger need to nail a flawless finish to disguise those wind-slapped cheeks!
Whether it’s to provide a clean base for a natural look or to set your skin up for a full face of make up, a primer or a foundation is an essential part of the process. However, here at HQHair.com we understand that everyone has a different skin tone and desires something different from their base layer. That’s why we’ve put together some of our personal faves for different functions – take some inspiration and layer up!
So, let’s start with primers… A primer is designed to improve the coverage of your make up, whether it’s eye shadow, mascara or even your other key base layer; foundation. A primer will allow your make up to spread nice and evenly and to last way longer, making it a must-have cosmetic for the party season! Here are some fab primers that you can pick up from HQHair.com:
NARS Cosmetics Multi Protective Primer (SPF30)
Coming from one of the industry’s leading cosmetics brands, you know that NARS Cosmetics Multi Protective Primer is going to work wonders for your skin – it even won the prize for Best Skin Prep at Harpers Bazaar Beauty Hot 100 Awards 2011! And why does it deserve this prize? Well, not only does this primer create an even complexion, but it’s also packed with anti-oxidants, anti-irritant and anti-pollution benefits to keep your skin as healthy as possible. Plus, this SPF30 primer protects against UVA rays too – a products worthy of its title, we’re sure you’ll agree!
Elizabeth Arden Eye Fix Primer
If you love to frame your eyes with sophisticated liner and chic eye shadow, then make sure you’re adding primer around your eyes too. This Elizabeth Arden Eye Fix Primer is a fab choice, working to keep your eye make up in tact so that you can look glamorous for longer! This primer will help your make up to go on easily and to blend smoothly, reducing the chances of streaking and fading and leaving you fresh faced all day and all night!
Now it’s time for foundation… A staple piece found in many a-make up bag, foundation adds a splash of colour and a hint of glow to any skin. Not only this, but foundation can also help to even out a complexion, and can act as a handy way to hide unwanted blemishes! Check out some of the fantastic foundations we have here at HQHair.com:
EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation
The gorgeous EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Liquid Foundation collection contains a foundation for any skin tone. These luscious formulas contain clever light-diffusing particles to evenly cover your skin and to cover those facial flaws that you’d rather keep hidden. As well as this, the pigments in each individual foundation work with your skin to produce a natural and effortlessly smooth finish – everyone will want to know your secret!
Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation And Concealer In Porcelain
If you have especially fair skin that is difficult to match, then never fear, for Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation And Concealer In Porcelain is here! This foundation is designed to suit those with a paler complexion, because why should you have to miss out on smooth and silky skin?! The formula will help you to hide your imperfections and allow your skin to radiate at the same time, proving that you don’t need to be tanned to be beautiful.