Your Guide to Makeup Primers & Makeup Setting Sprays

Whether you are striving to create that natural look that will last all day with minimal effort or that edgy look that will wow the crowds, there are two essential products you NEED to add to your makeup routine like…yesterday. A makeup primer and a makeup setting spray, of course!

Use a Makeup Primer to Start Off Your Makeup Routine

First things first, do yourself a favor and start your makeup routine off with a makeup primer. Not only will primers create an extra layer between your makeup and skin, they also help smooth out uneven skin tones, reduce shine, vanish pores, and make your makeup stay on longer.

When choosing a primer, go with a spray instead of a cream. The less you touch your face, the better. All it takes is a couple quick sprays onto freshly moisturized skin and you’ve got yourself a smooth canvas for perfect makeup application.

Pro Primer Tips

  1. Spray your makeup brush with primer before you start to prolong your makeup even longer.
  2. If you are planning on wearing color on your lips pat them with primer beforehand to reduce oils and expand the longevity of your lipstick. We know…Genius. You’re welcome!


Arguably the Most Important Makeup Staple: Your Makeup Setting Spray

Lock it up! Once you’ve applied the rest of your makeup and taken the time to cultivate your look, the LAST thing you want is for your makeup to crack, run, smudge or smear off right away.

A setting spray should be the very last thing you apply to your face. Mist your spray in an “X” and “T” pattern over your face. A good makeup setting spray (also known as a finishing spray) will help hold your makeup in place for hours to eliminate those dreadful runs to the bathroom to touch up, and instead will ensure you are are looking absolutely flawless all day and night.


The Science of How it Works

So what’s the science behind this long lasting magical elixir? Normal skin is typically 90 degrees which causes moisture to evaporate quickly, ultimately, drying out your skin and makeup. The skin’s natural heat and rapid moisture loss then results in makeup color loss, dry cracked skin, or an oil shine.

Generally speaking, different makeup primers and setting sprays work in a multitude of ways. What we can speak to is how Skindinavia’s products work.

Our setting sprays’ and primers’ formula work with your makeup and skin type which slowly release over the course of several hours and will keep your makeup looking fresh throughout your entire day. All of our primers and setting sprays are lightweight, ultra fine mist, breathable, and hypoallergenic and will prevent makeup meltdowns for 16 hrs (Yes, I said 16) and people can’t get enough of it!

Not All Makeup Primers and Makeup Setting Sprays are Created Equal

We both know that primers and setting sprays are the key to flawless makeup, but you need to understand that not all solutions are created equal. It’s no secret that we will advocate for Skindinavia products all day long, but don’t just take our word for it, makeup artists, celebrities, and beauty lovers like you absolutely rave about our makeup primer spray and makeup finishing sprays.

“Skindinavia…BABY…when I tell you this stuff works, I mean just that. It keeps makeup in place perfectly through sweat, tears, AND Georgia humidity”! –@makeupbyjonee

Scratch the Silicone

Skindinavia also takes pride in having silicone free formulas which is yet another reason why it is the top choice in the market. When choosing primers and setting sprays, always go with a silicone free option, your skin will thank you. Why is it so important to avoid silicone based face products? Below are a couple of the main reasons:

  • Silicones trap debris in your pores, increasing your chances of breakouts and unhealthy skin.
  • Silicones block other helpful ingredients from absorbing
  • Silicones can make you your skin dull and dehydrated
  • Silicones interfere with cell renewal


Where’s the Proof?

Others can assure you that Skindinavia will be your saving grace no matter the situation. Seriously though, you could even take a shower and your makeup just. won’t. budge.

“When I tell you I performed 9 dances, and ugly cried, and my makeup DID NOT MOVE! Skindinavia is amazing” –@imworkingwhileyoutwerking

“You know what all my brides have in common? I only use the @skindinavia primer & setting sprays to insure that their makeup stays put from morning until evening!!! Only the best for my ladies💗”@makeupyoubeautiful



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