Face primer is basically the pre-makeup.
Just like an eyeshadow primer, it helps make your face makeup last. It also creates a smoother surface on your skin for your foundation.
They should generally be placed everywhere mainly focused in the center area of your face.
Not only “regular” primers, there are different kinds of primers like pore minimizing, mattifying, illuminating, bronzing, and color correcting so you can find the perfect primer for your specific skin type!
It’s mainly used 2 ways
1. as a foundation
obviously it won’t give you a flawless ‘laura mercier silk creme’ finish but it’s good for lazy days or if you just want a natural coverage
2. as a base
it’s hydrating, has SPF and makes your skin feel smoother so if you want extra coverage you can wear this under your foundation
• try applying it wet
• tap it on with your fingers on top of a black base (could be a creamy pencil eyeliner)
you could wear it all over the lid but blended out with some matte shades to get a really cool smoky look!
You can check out my foundation 101 post (which has drugstore foundations included)
And my concealer 101 post
thank you :))