The article includes Dr. Patel's expert commentary on why primers are best to use before applying foundation.
You can't have good makeup without good skin. If you don't have a healthy and thriving canvas, how else will your artistry truly shine? And nowadays, the divide between makeup and skincare isn't so rigid: Gone are the days that chalky foundations are guaranteed to break you out — and same goes for primers. In fact, there are so many new 2019 primers that are good for your skin that it might be hard to pick the right one, especially if you're acne-prone or sensitive.
Before you apply your foundation or tinted moisturizers, primers act to give a smooth surface to the makeup, Dr. Purvisha Patel, dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare, tells TZR. "They come in many flavors, and have different active ingredients to help with skin issues when the primer is on the skin."