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Time to Prime

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Some people never apply foundation without using a primer first, then there are those who have never experienced the fantastic benefits of primers. For the second group, I will explain how, why and when to use primers for every skin type. If your skin is oily, a primer will create a matt finish, preventing oily patches appearing through foundation. Combination skin will benefit as the primer balances oily and dry areas, giving your foundation a flawless lasting appearance. A primer on dry skin will balance dry and flaky areas giving a smooth and youthful appearance.

Face Primers

Primers should be applied to the skin after moisturising and before applying foundation.  Two of the best on the market are from Elizabeth Arden®: Good Morning Serum® and Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer®.

Good Morning Serum® contains a blend of Vitamin A and botanical extracts to keep your foundation looking fresh, natural and even. Flawless Start Instant Perfecting Primer® is a new product from Elizabeth Arden® which instantly improves the appearance of pores and fine lines giving a perfect and long lasting finish to any foundation. The feel of this product on your skin is truly amazing. 

Eye Primers

After applying our eye make-up the last thing we want are creases, smudges and fading. Using a primer specifically formulated for the delicate eye area alleviates these problems. Elizabeth Arden® Advanced Eye-Fix primer keeps your eyeshadow looking fresh for hours and can be worn alone for a more natural look.

Lip Primers

Many women have problems with lipstick bleeding into lines and quick fading resulting in frequent reapplication. Elizabeth Arden® Advanced Lip-Fix cream is a superb lip primer that conditions whilst smoothing out tiny vertical dryness lines and targeting deeper lip lines. It is rich in anti-oxidants and combats environmental damage. This super primer cream will correct feathering and extend the life of your favourite lipstick.

Join us for our Beauty Master Class

Join us on Thursday May 19th at 6:30pm for our Beauty Unveiled Masterclass with Aisling Murray from YouTube’s DramaticMac for beauty tips and demonstrations including primer application. Get your tickets now for only €15 Call 04493 34591 to book

Online special 2 ickets for €25 available here

Products mentioned in this article are available in Whelehans Pharmacy

Written by Lorraine Murphy, Beauty Consultant at Whelehans Pharmacy Mullingar. For skincare and makeup advice including free consultations, call in to Whelehans or call us at 04493 34591

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