Given that we all have different skin types, the same primer won’t look the same way on every skin type, so to make your makeup look seamless, you need to know what makeup primers to choose according to your skin type.
MAKEUP PRIMERS FOR NORMAL SKIN
If you have this skin type, it means that your pores are not too large or too small, and that your skin doesn’t get too oily or dry throughout the day, you have a few primer-options. You likely don’t want a primer that has a mattifying effect, but rather you just want a primer that’ll do an awesome job prolonging your makeup, and will have some additional benefits like SPF. For this skin type, a simple pore-blurring primer is good for you. It can even fully substitute foundation for you.
MAKEUP PRIMERS FOR OILY SKIN
If your skin is oily, it’s pretty obvious that you’ll need a mattifying primer. A mattifying primer will prevent your skin from becoming shiny and greasy throughout the day. Since people with oily skin normally have larger pores, a primer for oily skin types will also have a pore-minimizing effect. Lastly, since oily skin-types are more acne prone, there are some makeup primers out there with anti-acne ingredients that will help keep your breakouts at bay.
MAKEUP PRIMERS FOR DRY SKIN
This skin type is a little complicated to prime. You’ll need a primer that will moisturize your skin and give you a dewy finish. Dry skin types have the hardest time finding a great makeup primer, so it’s really important to ask for a sample before purchasing a product. Your goal is to find something that is hydrating and creamy, but with a very light texture.
MAKEUP PRIMERS FOR COMBINATION SKIN
If you have this skin type, it could be difficult for you as there are two options: either to choose a neutral primer that won’t overly mattify, and won’t make you look shiny either but will just make your foundation go on smoother and last longer. Or choose a mattifying primer for the parts of your face where your skin gets oily, and use a different kind in the dryer areas of your face.
MAKEUP PRIMERS FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
Makeup primers are excellent for sensitive skin, because they give an extra layer of protection from the environment. If your sensitivity manifests itself as redness, you might prefer a green-based primer to neutralize the red tones in your skin. This way, you’ll find yourself needing to use less foundation. You can also look for soothing ingredients in your primer, like green tea extract.