Why Is Makeup Primer Important?

We all want our makeup to last. We want our skin to look its best – naturally. This is where organic makeup primer comes into play: a good makeup primer helps foundation makeup last longer and prepares the skin for makeup application, after your skincare.

As a makeup artist for many years, I can say the importance of prepping a face before any makeup application is paramount. Just as an artist gesso’s their canvas to create a smoother surface to work on, so does a MUA prepare the skin.

When the skin is not prepped properly, the consequences can be difficult to deal with. For example, a patch of excessively dry skin will ‘grab’ the makeup, often making it appear darker in spots or cakey.

To achieve maximum application and wearability for foundation, it is important to have the skin clean, moisturized and prepped.

Product Overview: Skin Perfectins Primers with a tube of SAPPHO's natural primer and a light pink flower

What’s going on your skin.

SAPPHO's natural primers are created without environmentally toxic silicones. We offer a primer for dry to normal skin, and a primer for oily skin.

Both our primers are packed full of flavonoids, phytonutrients and vitamins, naturally derived from sources including organic apple juice, agave, pineapple and chamomile flowers.

Two open primer tubes with squirts of clean makeup primer for oily skin and for dry skin formulas

These plant-based makeup primers glide on easily, delivering goodness in the form of antioxidants from certified organic sources, chosen to help improve the look of the skin, both in the short and long term.

Aloe Vera plant close up, the base ingredient in SAPPHO's natural makeup primer

Rich in glycoproteins, Aloe Vera is anti-irritant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It feels soothing and helps to improve the appearance of fine wrinkles and lines, as well as redness.

Close up of red and green apples with pineapple, both high antioxidant ingredients in our natural primer for large pores
Organic Fruit Juices 
Pineapple: Rich in Vitamin C, purported both to support collagen production and to help improve the appearance of skin tone, often used in the treatment of oily and problematic skin.

Apple: Rich in Vitamin A, B, C, K, alpha-hydroxy acid (malic acid), phytonutrients, flavonoids, phenols and considered to have protective qualities against cell and tissue damage.

Fresh Gotu Kola leaves, an ingredient in SAPPHO plant based makeup primer

Gotu Kola is a medicinal plant that has active compounds with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties.

SAPPHO’S lightweight and non-greasy primers are 100% natural, hydrating, vegan and cruelty free.

Let's explore primer for oily skin + primer for dry skin formulas.

The formulation for the two primers we offer differs. However, both have a base of certified organic Aloe Vera and the inclusion of phytonutrients from certified organic fruit juices.

One of the outstanding qualities of both SAPPHO primers is that they are very successful in helping to disguise the appearance of large pores, as well as leaving the skin feeling soft and silky.

People often ask which makeup primer they should use, and this should be decided based on their skin type and its needs. 

Two primer boxes with open primer biodegradable plastic tubes with cream formulas shown

Skin Perfecting Primer for Oily Skin

You will find that SAPPHO’s organic primer for oily skin types is truly among the best primers for oily skin and large pores. Created with a base of non-comedogenic, soothing organic aloe vera, this primer is both moisturizing and contains ingredients chosen specially to help with oily skin, such as bentonite clay, and with the appearance of large pores, such as pineapple juice. This non-greasy formula feels light and leaves the skin moisturized but also slightly matte. All this makes it a great primer for oily skin and acne prone skin as well.

Skin Perfecting Primer for Dry to Normal Skin

Dry skin needs a primer that prepares it, on top of nourishing skincare, with added moisture for makeup to apply and sit properly on skin.

This primer for dry skin, suitable for normal skin as well, offers a base of soothing aloe vera and moisturizing, certified organic coconut oil. With added nutrients and vegetable squalene, it creates a soft-focus finish to the skin, ready for foundation. This silky and creamy formula absorbs into the skin, helping your makeup to last all day long. It offers neither a matte nor shiny finish – leaving your skin looking naturally its very best.  

How to apply makeup primer

Application:  With washed hands or a clean makeup brush, apply the primer all over the face after cleansing and moisturizing.

Asian skin tone model wearing natural makeup look holding SAPPHO organic primer tube close to her face

Ten facts to know about SAPPHO’s natural makeup primers:

  1. Skincare-like formula with antioxidants, phytonutrients & flavonoids
  2. Available in two formulas: for oily skin and for dry/normal skin
  3. 85% certified organic ingredients
  4. PETA certified vegan & cruelty free
  5. EU certified cosmetic product
  6. Made in Canada
  7. Packaged in recyclable and biodegradable plastic tube and cap
  8. Brilliant in helping to diminish the appearance of large pores
  9. Moisturizing for all skin types
  10. Preps skin for foundation application, for a professional, long-lasting finish