Ask Mickey: How to Apply Makeup Primer

Q. I was wondering if it is okay to put on makeup primer after I’ve put on my moisturizer. I was thinking the primer might not work anymore because of the moisturizer underneath. What do you think?
]]>It really depends on how heavy your moisturizer is and how long you wait to use the primer. Most artists only use a primer on dry skin since most primers are silicone based and they sit on top of the skin to provide a smoothing effect. I would recommend a lightweight cream or lotion and applying it while your face is still a bit wet from washing. Let it completely dry and then apply your primer to fresh dewy (not sticky) skin.

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