What is primer all about?
About a decade ago, the beauty industry introduced a revolutionary new product, that would go on to change and inspire the makeup routine of millions of people across the world. A primer is the fundamental first step to achieving a flawless complexion and can be used underneath any form of base for the face. Whether it’s the foundation or tinted moisturizer, using the correct primer can ultimately enhance your desired look.
Selecting the correct primer for your specific skin type or desired look can be tricky, as there are plenty of options out there to choose from. However, the most common theme in primers is to either smooth your pores out for a flawless complexion or bring light and radiance into your complexion for a natural, dewy look.
We’ve broken it down and defined these two different looks achieved by using two different primers: The Pore Minimising Primer and Illuminating Primer. Achieving your desired look should be easy, and we’re here to give you the inside scoop on how to do just that.
How the pore minimising primer works
Enlarged pores are one of the biggest issues that arise for makeup lovers, how can we get them to disappear? The Pore Minimising Primer by Thin Lizzy works by creating a soft-focus layer on the skin by blurring pores and uneven texture, creating a smooth base for makeup to apply onto. The pore minimising primer contains natural forms of Vitamin E, that works with the skin as an antioxidant.
This primer helps to achieve surface-level smoothness by relying on silicone particles to scatter light from the surface of the skin, making the pores appear smoother and blurred to the eye, not only achieving a smooth and pore less appearance but also helping target any fine lines or appearance of expression lines.
A look into the hero ingredient
You’ve probably heard of Vitamin E in skincare and how amazing it is as an ingredient, but we’re here to tell you why it’s so beneficial infused with the makeup you put on your skin. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that contains antioxidant properties, which can be defined as substances that might protect your cells against the effects of free radicals. It can be found in our sebum (skin oil) which creates a natural barrier to keep moisture in your skin.
The benefits of having this ingredient in a primer are astronomical. Not only will it create a barrier in the skin to keep moisture in and free radicals out, but it will also help achieve a long-lasting look by creating the perfect, smooth canvas for your foundation to go on top of.
Skin types suited to pore minimising primers
Everyone can achieve airbrushed, flawless skin. The Thin Lizzy Pore Minimising Primer is suitable for all skin types, it was made for anyone wanting to blur out their pores and achieve a smooth base. If you struggle with acne-prone skin, this primer will be a great addition to cover up any blemishes and blur any imperfections. For anyone with an oily skin type or anyone who deals with excess oil production, you’ll find that the pore minimising primer will create a smooth base that controls oil, keeping the moisture in the skin and not producing any excess oils on the surface throughout the day.
All about the glow: the illuminating primer in action
As we all know, there is a massive trend in skincare products to help you achieve a glowy complexion. For example, the Thin Lizzy Hyaluronic Acid provides deep hydration in seconds, as it penetrates the top layer of the skin. However, to achieve a healthy, glowy complexion in your makeup routine we need to talk about adding an illuminating primer to the mix.
The Illuminating Primer works to provide a natural glow to the complexion, achieving the glow from within look, and it can be worn alone without makeup to add some radiance to the skin as well as with makeup to achieve a long-lasting dewy makeup look.
A look into the hero ingredient
The illuminating primer is formulated with jojoba seed oil, which is a humectant ingredient. Jojoba seed oil is the secret to achieving soft, dewy skin as it works to attract water to the top layer of the skin, helping to keep the skin hydrated. It mimics the skin’s natural oils and gives it the ability to penetrate deep beyond the top layer of the skin. A dynamic hero ingredient in a perfectly formulated primer to help you achieve a long-lasting, effortlessly glowy look.
Skin types suited to Illuminating primers
Illuminating primers are designed to boost the skin’s hydration and add the effect of radiance to the skin. Dry to dull skin has an obstacle to achieving hydration, to which illuminating primers can be the solution. If you struggle with dry to dull skin the added benefit of the amazing ingredients in this primer, like jojoba seed oil will be perfectly suited to your skin type.
However, a radiant, glowy look is not confined to dry skin types only and can be achieved no matter what skin type, or skin concerns you are dealing with.