Well if we are going to do things properly and make sure our make up looks great and remains that way for the rest of the day then the answer is yes. The role of a primer is many things, depending on the one you use, but the primary role is to aid in applying the foundation more evenly and increasing the longevity of your foundation.
There are many different primers - some act like moisturisers, whilst others contain salicylic acid to absorb oil from the skin and give the face a matte look. Some contain antioxidants Vit A, C & E to boost cell growth and promote collagen production. There are water based or silicon based primers depending on your skin type…. and you firstly need to determine that. Then you need to know what you are trying to achieve from the look of your primer… do you want to use one to brighten the skin and make it appear luminous or do you want your look to be matte?
Here are some of my favourite primers for whatever look you may choose…..