People frequently ask me the following question: how can I get my makeup to go on smoothly and last all day? I answer with the question: Would you paint the walls in your home without using a primer first? I see the light of recognition in their eyes at that point. Makeup application is really similar to painting walls. You have to use a good primer to give your makeup something to “hold onto” and that means taking the time out to find the primer that works for you. I have tried several brands but hands down, my favorite so far is Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. It’s great for all types of skin (oily, dry, combo) and is very lightweight. Primer (any brand, I just prefer Smashbox) will give you the “look” of smooth, silky, youthful skin. No matter what brand of foundation you choose, a good primer makes all the difference (along with good blending techniques) and you will look so much better!