After nearly melting in the hot afternoon sun at my son’s high school graduation yesterday, this article on A Bullseye View caught my eye. The first of their “6 Tips to Stay Fresh-Faced in Summer” was to use a face primer before putting on makeup. They advise to dab on primer after moisturizing (but before makeup) and promise that “this added step helps hold your makeup in place—from the 9-to-5 grind to well after happy hour.” Of course, the article also takes the opportunity to hype of Target’s own primer products from brands like Pixi and Sonia Kashuk (shown here).
But I’m not sold on the idea. The last time I tried a primer was several years ago; I think it was Smashbox Photo Finish, and I recall not being impressed. How about you, readers? Have you tried a primer before, and if so, do you think it’s worth it (and do you have a favorite go-to brand)?