The proverbial makeup question - To primer or not to primer? Do we really need a primer or is it a clever marketing ploy to extort more money from us beauty junkies? As we all know, primer is the base we apply on our cleansed skin before our foundation for a more spectacular flawless finish. But, in essence, is it really worth the time and money for primer? Do we even need a primer at the first place? Will anybody notice a difference when we've applied our primer? If you have question marks, click on the result for your primer queries once and for all
Makeup Primer: Worth the Extra Step?
Find out if they make a visible difference
Pro makeup artist Molly Stern says primers are meant to serve as a layer between skin and foundation to create a more even surface. But not everyone needs them. "The best candidate for them would be someone who is very oily or has a lot of scarring from acne," she says. But do primers actually make a difference? We had two women of different ages each test a top foundation primer geared toward their skin type. Find out if their makeup looked better ... and if anyone noticed.