Have you ever wondered how your favorite star’s face can look so flawless and her makeup stay so perfect at those award shows’ Well, the secret is a foundation primer. What is a foundation primer’ A foundation primer is a skin preparation product that is applied to the skin before makeup is applied. Hollywood starlets have makeup artists who use heavy-duty silicone sealants that keep them from sweating their makeup off under the harsh lights on the red carpet. The bad thing about these kind of sealants is that sealants like this have to be removed with harsh products and cannot be used on a regular basis. The good news is that now cosmetic companies are creating versions of foundation primers that can be used on a daily basis to make your skin appear smoother, more youthful and allow your makeup to wear longer during the day. A foundation primer is a lightweight, creamy gel meant to be used prior to foundation, creating an invisible layer over the skin just as a painter ‘primes’ a canvas. Most of the foundation primers on the market today contain polymers that help fill in fine lines, wrinkles and pores for a more youthful look. Foundation primers are the perfect product for ladies who want flawless makeup application and a younger appearance. Stop by Merle Norman Cosmetics and The Chic Boutique with any questions or concerns. Proper skin care gives results that last a life time.