Primer is the ying to your long-lasting makeup’s yang. A miracle, and 100% essential, layer to your makeup prep, primers help to minimise and vanish the appearance of pores, tackle redness, and create a barrier for oils on your skin. As the link between your skincare and makeup routine, primers are a godsend, making not only your foundation last longer and prevent oxidisation, but can act as a brightener, mattifier and colour-corrector, depending on the formula you choose for your skin.
Why use a Primer?
At the very base of its function, primer is designed to prepare and protect your foundation and other makeup from coming in contact with the sweat and oil that causes a degradation of makeup throughout the day, and instead helping you start your makeup look with a clean, blank canvas.
Concerned about the appearance of your pores? Primer also helps to fill in fine lines and pores, without clogging your skin, resulting in a smoother, younger and more even complexion.
But the benefits of a primer don’t stop there… Priming your skin pre-makeup will leave your skin hydrated and smooth, meaning less flaking, fading and less going to the bathroom for ‘touch ups’ on the go. Simply said, your on-fleek everything will stay in place until you decide to take it off.
How to choose the perfect primer for your skin type
Whatever your skin type, we guarantee Youngblood will have a perfectly priming solution. Check out the pick of the bunch from Youngblood.
For oily/acne prone skin
If your skin is naturally more oily than usual, a mattifying and shine controlling primer will be perfect for you. Youngblood’s Anti-Shine Mattifier gives your skin the hydration it needs, without the all-out shine inducing formula. Helping to balance oily and acne prone skin, this primer also contains anti-acne ingredients like Nigella and pumpkin seed oils which help absorb excess oil and purify the skin. The result? An immediate and long-lasting mattifying effect.
For uneven skin tone
If you are suffering from uneven skin tone, texture, redness or pigmentation, a tinted colour correcting primer is an essential to your makeup routine. The colour correcting properties of Youngblood’s CC Perfecting Primer, plus the tinted base helps to completely vanish any signs of pores, uneven skin tone and shine in just one step. Rich in peptides, including hyaluronic acid, kiwi fruit extract and rosa flower water, this multi-tasking powerhouse primer hydrates the skin and instantly blurs imperfections, settling into a satin-matte finish.
For dull/combination skin types
If dull skin is your issue, then the Youngblood Illuminator with Diamond Powder is your perfect quick fix. Containing black diamond powder for luminosity, hydrating shea butter, and luxurious skin nutrients like marula and orange oils, this illuminating primer will instantly wake up dull skin and leave you with a seriously lit-from-within glow. The lightweight cream texture can be used on the high points of the face or all over to make skin look smoother, dewy and more nourished.
For all skin types
No matter what your skin type, our original and #1 best-selling Mineral Primer is the holy grail, all in one primer you need to try. Made with honeysuckle extract and jojoba seed oil, along with hydrating minerals and vitamins, this lightweight primer works to hydrate the skin while creating a flawlessly silky smooth and even surface, ready for foundation application.