What is the purpose of a makeup base?

A makeup base is an essential product for anyone who wants to achieve a flawless complexion and long-lasting makeup. But what exactly is its purpose and how do you choose the right one? In this article, we explain everything you need to know about makeup base.

First of all, a makeup base, also known as a primer, is a product that is applied before foundation or tinted serum. Its aim is to prepare the skin, smooth out the texture, minimize pores and add radiance to the complexion. In other words, a makeup base creates the perfect canvas for makeup.

There are different types of makeup bases available. Firstly, the foundation primer, which is applied before foundation and helps to prolong the wear of makeup. It is particularly suitable for oily or combination skin.

Then, there is the illuminating base, which aims to add radiance and light to the complexion. It is particularly suitable for dull or tired skin.

Finally, there is the hydrating base, which is applied before foundation or tinted serum and helps to deeply moisturize the skin. It is particularly recommended for dry or dehydrated skin.

La Crique's Glow Primer Serum combines all three criteria: it hydrates, illuminates and prepares the skin for makeup.