Women over 40 beauty, skincare, fashion, fitness and lifestyle, Keeping it Real

Using primers under our makeup helps to smooth out any imperfections, makes pores disappear and can make your skin look flawless.  They also give the extra benefit of not only allowing your foundation to go on more smoothly and thus using less foundation, they also allow your makeup stay in place longer.  Primers are also great for women over 40 as they sometimes fill in fine lines and pores.  

I always seem to be on the quest for the perfect primer.   I love my Dior Crystal Nude Natural Matte Skin Perfector.  It’s convenient to use, makes my skin smooth and I especially like it for touch-ups during the day.  

But, for my morning routine I have to say I like this Dior SkinFlash Primer better.  Why?  Several reasons.  The applicator is easy with this built-in brush (the tube is much wider than the highlighter pens), this is a creamy-peach color that melds into the skin flawlessly and without color.  It doesn’t feel thick like some primers.  There is a slight bit of shimmer in this primer, which I hesitate to use the word “shimmer”  It’s more of a glow in a tube.  It doesn’t leave you all shiny and slick, but instead smooth and glowing and your skin just looks more youthful.

On weekends when I don’t feel like putting any make up but maybe need to look a little more polished, I just swipe this on without putting on foundation.  It calms and soothes my complexion as well as giving it that glow.    Mornings Skinflash Primer, afternoons Crystal Nude Skin Perfector for touch-ups.

This is available exclusively at Sephora and Dior.com