You are ready to go out, this is your big chance. You feel that you lack that extra touch to turn your suitor’s head or you have a very important business meeting and find yourself in the meeting room with envious harpies. In front of the mirror endless doubts assail you and you have only one certainty: I want to look perfect and flawless.
Make-up base and primer: which one to use under make-up?
You must have asked yourself this question many times and, for this reason, Dermacosmesi is ready to dispense advice on the fabulous world of make-up.
Don’t believe us? Read this article in one go because you won’t regret it.
- 1 Make-up, face cream and women: which cream to choose and apply before make-up?
- 2 The Differences between make-up base and primer. What is a make-up base? What is a primer?
- 3 How to choose a make-up base: tips for choosing the right face cream for perfect make-up and disentangling face creams and primers
- 3.1 Oily skin, make-up base and primer: opt for a light fluid moisturiser and gentle mattifying primers
- 3.2 Combination skin, make-up base and primer: combination skin is problematic for most women because the dermis has different skin types in different facial areas
- 3.3 Normal skin tending to dryness: these are the least problematic skin types for many women. Use medium to long-lasting moisturising creams, paying attention to blemishes such as pimples, blackheads and acne
- 4 Snail slime creams: a panacea for every skin type and every type of make-up
Make-up, face cream and women: which cream to choose and apply before make-up?
Women know how important it can be to choose the right face cream for their skin type. Let us take a closer look at why it is important to apply a cream before make-up. Applying a moisturising cream to the face before applying make-up is essential as it helps to firm the face and make the skin softer, allowing the foundation to be applied more easily. Secondly, the application of a good moisturising cream helps to ensure that the make-up lasts for a long time, unlike what would happen if one chose not to use such an important make-up step.
The Differences between make-up base and primer. What is a make-up base? What is a primer?
The make-up base is a fundamental step for successful make-up but, before going into the merits of the subject, it should be emphasised that there is a substantial difference between the make-up base and the primer.
Make-up base: the moisturising day cream to be applied to the face in the morning. Functions of the make-up base
Make-up base is generally a moisturising day cream to be applied to the face, following the use of cleansing milk and astringent toner. The make-up base acts as a protective film, as it creates a kind of transparent film. It is good that the foundation does not come into direct contact with the skin of the face, as it is still made up of chemicals and coloured pigments. Moisturising cream is recommended because, in addition to the virtues mentioned above, it helps to soften the skin.
Primer: a ‘bonus’ beauty product to be added to moisturiser. How the primer works
The so-called primer, on the other hand, is a beauty product that is used as a kind of ‘bonus’ following the application of moisturising cream. It does nothing but improve imperfections as, for instance, it fills in enlarged pores, smoothes the skin from acne-related skin blemishes, reduces the appearance of expression lines, makes oily skin less greasy and so on.
Differences between make-up base and primer: tricks for perfect make-up
Whereas moisturiser created a kind of transparent film, primer, on the other hand, creates a kind of veil on the skin of the face to make it perfect in every respect. You don’t necessarily have to use it every time you put on make-up, as primer is an occasion product: it is used when make-up needs to last for a long time, for example seven to eight hours. Those who do not have any particular imperfections on their face could also do without it.
How to choose a make-up base: tips for choosing the right face cream for perfect make-up and disentangling face creams and primers
Choosing the type of day cream to use as a make-up base is not something to be taken lightly. In fact, it should not be chosen at random, but certain fundamental factors must be taken into account, namely skin type.
Oily skin, make-up base and primer: opt for a light fluid moisturiser and gentle mattifying primers
Those with oily skin, for example, should opt for a type of moisturising cream that has light fluids, which moisturise without being too heavy, and a mattifying function. The same applies to the choice of primer: there are mattifying primers on the market, designed to keep the skin matt for a long time.
Be careful how you use the primer: use it on special occasions to avoid clogging the pores of the skin, worsening the condition of oily skin
In the case of primer, a clarification must be made: it is best to use it only on a particular occasion, as it occludes the pores, favouring the production of sebum and thus contributing to worsening the condition of oily skin.
Combination skin, make-up base and primer: combination skin is problematic for most women because the dermis has different skin types in different facial areas
Combination skin is another problem that afflicts most women!
It consists of the detection of both dry and oily portions of skin in different areas of the face.
Combination skin and T-zone: how to apply make-up flawlessly
Shiny skin, in the so-called T-zone, is the most representative example of combination skin. The secret to treating combination skin is to use different, and specific, products for the area on which they are to achieve the desired effect. For example, in shiny areas it is best to use a mattifying cream while, in the remaining areas of the face, you can opt for a moisturising cream.
Normal skin tending to dryness: these are the least problematic skin types for many women. Use medium to long-lasting moisturising creams, paying attention to blemishes such as pimples, blackheads and acne
Normal skins, which tend to become dry, are those with no particular problems for which it is sufficient to use a normal moisturising cream that is long-lasting as a make-up base.
All those creams that are marked 24 hours on the packaging are fine. Finally, acne-prone skin also deserves to be treated in the right way!
This particular skin type is characterised by the occurrence of skin blemishes such as pimples and blackheads, which can be treated with creams rich in active ingredients for acne treatment.
Snail slime creams: a panacea for every skin type and every type of make-up
In recent times, a very popular type of cream, because of its beneficial properties, is snail slime cream. It was the celebrities who launched this sort of new fashion but, as we know, they exaggerate because beauty treatments often boil down to walking the animal over the body of the celebrity on duty.
Opt for cruelty-free snail slime creams
Of course, there is no need to resort to these means, as the experts extract the precious slime painlessly for the animal, which is then used to produce creams with beneficial properties. In fact, it seems that snail slime, the usual ‘trail’ that it releases as it passes through, helps the animal defend its body from bacteria, repair wounds and reduce friction with the floor.
One may be astonished at the mere thought of putting snail slime on one’s body, but the mechanism involved in the snail slime extraction process makes it colourless and odourless.
The active ingredients contained in snail slime, extracted from the cute snails
Snail slime extract contains nutrients such as glycolic acid, which helps to exfoliate the skin, i.e. remove dead cells. The extract also contains elastin, which makes the skin more elastic.
Snail slime is composed of proteins and vitamins that possess antioxidant power, as well as promoting cell oxygenation.
To sum up, snail slime makes the skin toned, elastic, nourishes it, exfoliates it, regenerates it and is also a natural antioxidant. The good thing about using a snail slime cream is that you can see the much-vaunted benefits from the very first application of the cream.
By using creams with snail slime as a make-up base, you can apply your make-up flawlessly and make your suitors fall in love with you.