Lately, I've become intolerant of touch-ups and creases in my makeup (especially around my eyes), so bases that keep my foundation and concealer on and looking fresh are a hot topic. I'm personally a big fan of Too Faced Primed & Poreless, because it keeps everything in the world on even though I tend to get a little oily. If that's not for you, fret not; there are a ton of products out there that could be the perfect fit, depending on your skin type. To examine your options, check out the plethora of primers below.
Welcome to the first installment of my five-part series on brightening products for the face. Brightening creams, primers and foundations are easy and effective solutions for perking up tired-looking eyes and skin. They are safe, bleach-free formulas that are usually created with light-reflecting pigments to give your skin a well-rested, healthy and alive look. Makeup artists have been using these products for years, so it's time that you knew about the many different options in this category too!
Shiseido Makeup Brightening Veil SPF 24 ($32) is a colorless face primer that helps minimize the appearance of dullness, uneven skin and freckles for an all around radiant complexion. It contains Advanced Luminous Technology, which uses shimmer bits to create a soft, dewy and lustrous glow. It glides on like velvet and is extremely moisturizing. It is most effective when worn alone or under your favorite foundation. Available in one universal sheer shade.
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