The Importance of Priming Skin Before Makeup Application


A lot of people assume that priming this skin consists of using a makeup primer underneath their makeup.  It’s true that a good primer will help create a smoother surface and prolong your makeup wear time.  However, the process of properly priming the skin starts BEFORE applying the actual makeup primer.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  Good skincare and good makeup go together hand-in-hand.  If your skin is properly prepped for makeup you will find that your makeup will look and perform so much better!  The first step is to cleanse the face with a gentle cleanser.  After that, applying moisturizer is crucial (that’s right, crucial).  It helps replenish moisture in the skin, moisturized skin looks and feels much healthier than dehydrated skin.  It also helps create a smooth surface for you makeup application.

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo and Wrinkle Revolution Complex

When choosing a moisturizer, you want something that is suited for your skin type.  The Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex is a great choice for any skin type.  It’s anti-aging and also includes light reflecting properties that help brighten and lessen the appearance of wrinkles.  It’s also lightweight, which is good news for those oily skin types!  And the best part?  This is a moisturizer AND a primer!

Olay says: Create a beautiful canvas for makeup with this cashmere-soft, skin-perfecting primer. The micro-filler formula with light-diffusing particles helps to reduce the look of pores and fine lines to instantly smooth the skin’s texture. Wear under foundation or alone for a velvety-smooth finish. This advanced skin-perfecting primer instantly smoothes skin texture while hydrating the skin to provide anti-aging benefits over time. 

You also want to make sure that your eye area is prepped and primed for makeup application.  You need a product specifically formulated for the under eye area because the skin around the eye is 16x thinner than the skin on the face.  Moisturizers for the face aren’t meant to be used in that area.  That’s where eye cream come in to save the day.

The Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream is super gentle and hydrating.  It also comes with a Lash Serum that instantly thickens the lashes, which also helps create a youthful appearance.  What’s unique about this eye cream is that it’s formulated to treat all around the eye (360) AND the eyelid.

Olay says: Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo combines a hydrating Eye Cream with a nourishing Lash Serum to provide smoother-looking lids, firmer skin and instantly thicker-looking lashes. You’ll see younger-looking eyes that are brighter and firmer in just one week. The first eye cream and lash serum product from Olay, this innovative duo is designed to treat lids, lines and lashes for a total eye transformation.

Both of these multitasking products are great for properly prepping the skin for makeup application!

Where: Olay (Wrinkle Revolution Complex, Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo). Price: $25.99/1.7oz (moisturizer), $15.99/0.34oz (eye).
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Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo

Olay Lash Serum.  Instantly thickens the lashes.

Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex & Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream

Where: Olay (Wrinkle Revolution Complex, Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo). Price: $25.99/1.7oz (moisturizer), $15.99/0.34oz (eye).

What do you think of these Olay Regenerist products?  What are some of your favorite moisturizers and eye creams?

Drink water. Wear SPF.

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About the author: I am currently a makeup artist and licensed esthetician in the Kansas City area. It is my life’s passion to make people look and feel their best! I’m also a die-hard Harry Potter fan and Chipotle enthusiast. Click here to learn more about me.

FTC DISCLOSUREThis post was sponsored by Olay through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo and Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, all opinions are my own.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.


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10 thoughts on “The Importance of Priming Skin Before Makeup Application

  1. I love these Regenerist products! They work really well for my oily skin.
    Linda recently posted..My Morning Skin Priming RoutineMy Profile

    • They work for my oil ridden face as well! I always gotta have my blotting papers too, a must have.

  2. yep, I perfectly agree. Priming starts with a clean face.
    Kath TheFabZilla recently posted..5 Steps To Long-Lasting MakeupMy Profile

  3. You are so right – it’s all about the skin and Olay consistently makes amazing skin care products. I will definitely check these out!

  4. Multitasking is key! I love this primer. It worked well on my sensitive skin!
    Angela Sherman recently posted..What’s Your Skincare Regimen?My Profile

  5. I truly love these products. They keep my skin in perfect condition for makeup application. The moisturizer is really all I need.
    Polarbelle recently posted..It’s Double Points Time @Nordstrom!!My Profile

  6. So true! A clean face is the best canvas. Love your review, and the photo of the eye cream really shows the micro golden shimmer in it!!
    BeautyJudy recently posted..Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Moderncraft Lip TarsMy Profile

  7. I love this cream, i am using it from last couple of years and it gives such a nourished skin and obviously wrinkle free :)
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