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The Best Korean Primers

*** WHY DO WE NEED PRIMERS???***


Primers were actually used mostly for those who were onstage performing (well that makes sense if you're sweating all the time you need something to keep your make up on right)?  The point of a primer for an everyday woman is baskcally to keep your make up on longer and help with your complextion.  While this was amazing for performers oriers have evolved since the early day of time.  Korean primers have been a prime exacple if this evolution for it keeps your make up on longer but these advanced formulas have helped fill pores, soften those annoying lines and depending on what kind of skin you have will either moisturize or reduce the oil on your face. In addtion it contains SPF so you don;t have expose your skin against skin cancer and just gives your a great glow and healthier skin!

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT PRIMER

Like cc creams, bb creams and cushion foundations, a primer is just as important in your daily skin routine.  There are so many types you can choose from whether its a cream, gel, color correcting, etc.  The most important thing before buying the right primer really get to know your skin, whether it is soft, dry, or if you have combination or sensitive skin. Of course if you are allergic to some of the ingrediets you may not want to purchase it even its made out of gold and platnum lol. Many don't know this but primers are not just to help extend your make up throughout the day, but ut can moisturze, shrink pores, some even contain SPF.   

Seals Make-Up

White a buys day who wants to keep applying powder, lipstic, and eyeshadow. The main job of a primer is to help keep you makeup on all day without retouching. But how how many hours a day does YOUR primer work???

Softens Skin

If you're anything like me I'm super paranoid about what I put on my face. As you all now there are thousands of primers in thie market today but which primer does its job and has a luxurious, soft felling to them? Can you imagine putting anything else

Moisture

An excelent primer will not only give you mositure and therefore soft skin If there isnt enough moisture in primers it can dry your skin out and visa versa. Either way you don't want our skin to feel like sand paper but smooth as a baby's behind! lol! 

Ingredients

We all know everybody in this world has a variety of skin.  Some ingredients will work for one persona whil it may not work for the best.  Otheres with only use organice or may be allergic to protects.  Because of this we must always read the labels in every primer. 

Anti-Aging

Primers these days aren't just used to just extend your make up throughout the day.  Many companies have been creating formuals to keep find the pesky fine wrinkles away.  Who would have thought a primer could keep us looking young and radient!

Pores

We all know toners and moisturizers are made to shrink your pores but with the primers these day, it can do the same thing. If your toner, moisturizer and primer can do all these things at once what's there to lose!

Acne

Many primers today have been so technolgically advance that it has ingredients to get rid of acne and and reduce red spots on your face. Now you can look lke an adult instead of going through the horrifying years of puberty.

Weight/Texture

We never want anything that weights to heavily on your face, you want a primer that is feather-like and feel as though you have nothing on (yet at the same time it better do it's job)! 

THE BEST KOREAN PRIMERS

Etude House - Beauty Shot Face Blur

Seals Makeup

Moisturizing

Softens Skin

Combo/Sensitive 

Anti-Aging

N/A

Shrinks Pores

Medium

The Etude House Beauty Shot  comes in is a super light cream like that enhances multi-blurring for smooth and is free from purities. It  not only is it super soft but will brighten your skin as it shrinks your pores!

It's perfect for thse who have sensitive skin and those who have combination skin.  Since I hate heavy duty perfumes I love how this primer has a light sweet scent. Because it is a primer it is not as thick as a foundation, but as long as you finish your make up routiine with foundation or power it will help keep your makeup on a full day!  I had to add in this product has a SPF that will protect your face from the horrible UV's we encounter everyday!

 Sulwhasoo - Luminature Finisher 

Seals Makeup

Moisturizes

Softens/All Natural

Combo

Anti-Agin

N/A

Shrinks Pores

Medium/Thick

This primer is a Korean facial primer made from LocsamhyoTM (optimized complex of ginseng and green tea) and contains Korean herbal medicine that is suppose to moisturize and brighten. In additon it is made to keep your skin clear and overal ihealty.  The Amour Pacific primer is light enough to use it the first day in the morning as wel as evening

This is one of the first skin care to "promote natural luminosity" and will seal your make up so you don't have to constantly reapplying.  The one downfall is it may be a bit thicker and creamer for a primer but for those who don't like chemicals on their face, this item is perfect for you. 

Tonymoly - Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

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Seals Makeup

Moisturizes

Softens

All Skin Type

Anti-Aging

Decreases Acne Acne

Shrinks Pores

Light/Medium

The first thing that I actualy noticed about this primer was the packaging! How cute and extremly creative. The Tony Moly Eggpore is mainly known for hiding large pores, scars, and fine wrinkles it does this by managing excess sebum which int turn helps you apply make up smoother than most products. Although it make take a couple weeks to see dramatic results, if you keep at it you will see a big change.

  • The texture of this primer is a bit different than most, it does not feel like a moisturizer but its also not water like a toner.  Yet once you put it on your skin the thicker yet soft primer absorbs into your skin very nicely giving a s soft outcome throughout the whole day. 

The Face Shop - FACE it Pore Balm

Seals Makeup

Moisturizes

Softens

Oily

Anti Aging

Decreases Acne

Shrinks Pores

Medium

This oil controlled balm will sure fill up your visible pores and of course fine lines to get the smoothest skin possible.  "It prevents sheen caused by excessive sebum and keeps the skin soft all day long).  Due to this velevet like finish you know the make up will adhere and stay all day.  Goodybe sebum oil! Whew!

With those who have enlarged pores, fine lines, this is the perfect product for you!   (which is a dream come true).  If you have oily skin or an oily t-tone it will get rid of the shine butte to the texture you may get a slight dew on your skin but if you blot a little bit that problem will disappear.  The scent of this primer is actually one of my favorites for it is very light and has a clean soap-like smell. 

Dr.Jart+ - Pore Medic Pore Minish Primer

Seals makeup

Moisturizes

Softens

Dry/Combo Skin

Anti Aging

Treats/Heals

Shrinks Pores

Medium

The Dr. Jar Pormetic is a treatment primer that quickly shrinks large pores and smooth out fine lines.  This prevenint impurities such as oil buildup which int turn refines the skin.  This primer is formulated treats and conceals pores with a special ingredient that will not clog your pores (for it will the break down waste and oil from exposing your skin to everyday life).  It is one of the few formulas where you can see results in days and treats and heals your skin.

This product is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and cruelty free.  It is does NOT contain sulfates, phthalates, parabens, which can be very harmful to your skin.  May I also add the scent is quite delicious, it has a very natural slight lemon scent that is not overpowering.

TooCoolForSchool - Egg Mellow Cream

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Seals Makeup

Moisturizes

Soften and Brightens

All Types

Anti Aging

Heals Acne

Shrinks Pores

Medium

This all in one firming toner wil make your soft, smooth and will give it elasticity.  This bottle is highly enriched in a 5-1 toner, eye cream, serum, eye cream and a mask for tose days you need an exceptionally concentrated skin care system.  It's has an egg yok extract, egg white and inka omega oil that gives your skin a ton of nourishment . The collagen fiber will also keep your skin more firm and the niacinamide will help brighten your skin. Who needs a face lift with so much collegan in this tiny bottle!

It's great if you have dry skin, need more elasticity, or if you have uneven skin, the glowness will shine through after using this primer.  In addition it is great for dry, combo, and sensitive skin for it will keep your skin looking refreshed and alive!

Miguhara - B.p Cream Bb + Primer

Seals Makeup

Moisturizing

Softens/Soothes 

Dry/Combo

Anti Aging

Treats/Covers Acne

Shrinks Pores

Light/Medium

I must say this quite is a cleaver idea for a primer!  The thing that stands out about this product is that  it combines a bb cream and primer in one bottle. It is known as the B.P Cream or Pore Eraser. 

The cream itself has a soft sily texture and very light; due to the bb cream, remember a small amount goes a long way.  In addtion, this cream/primer is able to stand water, covers well but at the same time it will slowly get rid of blackheads and tighten pores.  Now I know its always a difficult to combine two separate products into one without something lacking but this would be a prime example of something that works well.

Lioele - Secret Pore Rich Balm

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Seals Make Up

Moisturizing

Softens/Smoothes

Dry/Combo

Anti Aging

N/A

Shrinks Pores

Medium

If you want to cover your fine lines, gain  the softest skin, derease your scars and shrink your large pores...you might want to check out this amazing primer!

If you want a primer that doesn't melt off your face but actually keeps your make up on throughout the whole day  again this prouct is perfect for you.  The great thing about this primer is that it will not cake up on your face and keeps your face moisturizing.  

Yet if you have sensitive skin, it may be a bit harsher, but if you add a light moisturizer you will have no problem!​

Miguhara B.p Cream Bb + Primer Are in One, Pore Eraser

Seals Makeup

Moisturizing

Softens/Soothes 

Dry/Combo

Anti Aging

Treats/Covers Acne

Shrinks Pores

Light/Medium

I must say this quite is a cleaver idea for a primer!  The thing that stands out about this product is that  it combines a bb cream and primer in one bottle. It is known as the B.P Cream or Pore Eraser. 

The cream itself has a soft sily texture and very light; due to the bb cream, remember a small amount goes a long way.  In addtion, this cream/primer is able to stand water, covers well but at the same time it will slowly get rid of blackheads and tighten pores.  Now I know its always a difficult to combine two separate products into one without something lacking but this would be a prime example of something that works well.

Lionel Secret Pore Rich Balm

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Covers around lips

10-15 minutes

Pink

Strawberry

Covers around lips

10-15 minutes

Pink

Strawberry

This product stands out for it contains power of defused refelection. It will surely make your sn smooth and cover those darn fine lines and pores.

If you're a girlie girl you love the packaging on this product! It has a lot of pink cute designs as well as pink box.  i know most don't care aout this but I love when Korean products have the ingredients and "how to use" in English!

I know some of you love spatulas in your primer but this unfortunately does not have one=( BUT this oriducts soreads very smoothly and once blended it is completely transparant! Many primers promise a huge difference in terms of pore shrinkage and covering but you may have to use it for at least a couple weeks.

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