Do you want your makeup to look flawless and last for a long time? Does foundation make your look patchy and cakey? Fret not! A good primer is a solution to all your problems. We often overlook the use of primer and think that a makeup base with foundation is enough but that’s never the case. While foundation can create an even complexion, a primer is something that will control the oil balance and fill up the craters and pockmarks to create that smooth look. Applying primer also helps in letting the foundation glide on the face to create an even look. Need any more reason to buy a primer now? But do you know which one to buy now that you know that you need a primer? Let’s help you out with this.

Primer Is Like Wall Putty That Hides All Imperfections: Aashmeen Munjaal

Celebrity makeup artist and hairstylist Aashmeen Munjaal talked to Her Zindagi and revealed the importance of primer application: “Primer is something required to create pH balance in the skin. Also, if there’s too much oiliness or dryness of skin, application of primer balances this and also ensures that the makeup stays set for a longer time without any change of shades such as too much yellowness, greyness or dark shadows. Just like putty is applied on walls before paint is applied, applying primer serves the same function in hiding the imperfections of the skin like open pores, fine lines, freckles, wrinkles and pimple marks to make it appear flawless and smooth. Applying the foundation base over the primer makes it last really long.”

Now that you know the benefits of applying primer straight from an expert, choose from the following primers to get that perfect makeup look.

Colorbar New Perfect Match Primer

Colorbar New Perfect Match Primer

The key to a good makeup routine is cleansing your face, patting it dry and then applying a good moisturiser to hydrate it. Follow it up with a primer base like the Colorbar New Perfect Match Primer that promises to give a satiny touch while masking the fine lines and uneven texture. This Paraben free primer is safe for all skin types and helps in making the skin marvellously soft and smooth. Priced at Rs 850 , you can buy this Colourbar primer at an offer price of just Rs 637 here.

Oriflame The ONE IlluSkin Face Primer

Oriflame The ONE IlluSkin Face Primer

Oriflame is one of the well-known skin care and makeup brands that sells different types of face primers. Try the Oriflame The ONE IlluSkin Face Primer that comes with halo light technology that promises to give a healthy glow on your face. It helps you prepare a flawless base for your makeup so that you can get a great look. You can buy it here at an offer price of Rs 499 only.

Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer

Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer

The Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer gives you a very good start for aprofessional makeup finish. Applying this primer creates the perfect base for makeup and the look stays on for longer time as compared to a no-primer foundation-only makeup. It promises to give even toned skin and you can even use it over your moisturiser without needing a foundation. The silky blur formula of Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer blends seamlessly to give a radiant look with color true finish while softening blemishes. Available at an MRP of Rs 675, you can get it here for Rs 390

Lotus Makeup Ecostay Insta Smooth Perfecting Primer

Lotus Makeup Ecostay Insta Smooth Perfecting Primer

The gel-based, weightless formula of the Lotus Makeup Ecostay Insta Smooth Perfecting Primer ensures that the make-up stays on longer while evening out the skin tone. The primer also promises to reduce the appearance of acne and those large pores. The mattifying, oil-free primer is safe enough for those with sensitive skin and promises to be non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores. The Lotus primer is vitamin E enriched which means that it also helps in fighting signs of aging and protects from harsh sunrays. Available for Rs 695 in the market, it is available here for Rs 486.

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Irem Satin Touch Makeup Primer

Irem Satin Touch Makeup Primer

Promising to minimise appearance of pores, the Irem Satin Touch Makeup Primer has a formula that controls the shine to give a balanced makeup look. Its sebum-control formula makes your skin pore-free while not affecting their normal function. Say bye-bye to wrinkles with Irem Satin Touch Makeup Primer that can be used either before makeup or just as an instant wrinkle masking product on its own. Priced at Rs 999, you can buy it here at a discounted price of just Rs 399.

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