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Makeup primers: All you need to know before buying one

Whether you wear a full face of makeup everyday or prefer to keep it simple with BB cream and tinted lip balm, makeup primer is a godsend when trying to combat shine or create a smooth base for foundation.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 19, 2019 5:46:46 pm
what is a primer, how to use primer, makeup primers, makeup tips, beauty secrets, indian express, lifestyle Many primers include silicone ingredients or are silicone-based, which helps them fill in imperfections in your skin such as lines, wrinkles, pores, and scarring. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Beauty brands in the market have introduced different kinds of makeup primers, but it remains one mystery left unsolved. There’s a vast options when it comes to its types, right from hydrating to mattifying and blurring, to luminising. Trust us, it is as confusing as it gets to figure out which type of primer will work for you.

Besides, there is the application factor. Yes, apparently there is also a wrong way to apply primer.

If confusion and frustration are the main reasons you’ve been avoiding primer, we’re here to change that. Ahead, we clear all your doubts regarding this makeup product. Get ready to take your makeup game to an entirely new level.

What is a primer?

what is a primer, how to use primer, makeup primers, makeup tips, beauty secrets, indian express, lifestyle Primer creates an extra layer between your skin and makeup. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

A primer is a preparatory product that’s applied after you have diligently indulged in your skincare to create an ideal canvas that can hold all the makeup you apply. Primer creates an extra smooth layer which helps makeup to last longer and apply seamlessly on to the skin’s surface.

Also, it’s noting that it goes beyond providing a smooth canvas. Presently, that the newest primers go beyond just smoothing out the skin, keeping makeup in place and blurring pores, they come in handy when it comes to providing skin the protection it needs from the sun, to moisturise and hydrate.

Things to keep in mind while applying a primer

what is a primer, how to use primer, makeup primers, makeup tips, beauty secrets, indian express, lifestyle Fingertips are a primer’s best friends. (Photo: Thinkstock Images)

Areas that need attention: Don’t slather primer all across your face, unless you are the oily skin-type. Rather focus on your nose and your forehead. If you are applying an eyeshadow, focus on your eyelids too so that the shadow doesn’t budge.

Must-have tools: Body heat helps melt the formula of the primer and makes the application easier. Try rubbing the product in between your fingers and then apply it on the parts where you have open pores.

Pro tip: To ensure a smooth finish, pair products which have similar texture or consistency. For example, for a silicon-based primer opt a silicone-based foundation.

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