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Learn How To Apply Face Primer The Right Way For Flawless Make Up

Applying primer on skin can give your skin an enhanced look and help your makeup stay on longer.
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Published -12 Feb 2022, 15:00 ISTUpdated -12 Feb 2022, 15:28 IST
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Do you feel patchy and cakey skin a few hours after applying your makeup? The reason could be because you forgot to put on primer as the base for your makeup. 

We often ignore the use of primer, assuming that a makeup base with foundation will be enough; nevertheless, this is never the case. Applying primer has so many benefits that anybody who doesn't want disaster with the makeup or want the makeup to stay on for longer, shouldn't miss it. Primers have the power to give you flawless makeup. 

However, if the reason for you to not apply primer is because you don't really know how to apply it on, then worry not; we will show you how to use it in the easiest way. Read on to know how you can apply primer for the flawless makeup look.

Primer Is A Base Makeup Product

Even after being pushed on by beauty brands for so long, primer still remains a mystery to many people. Today, however, we will put an end to the mystery by giving you everything there is to know about it.

Primer is a base makeup product and a step between your skincare routine and your makeup application. It smooths out your skin and prevents makeup from caking around blemishes or wrinkles. Makeup primer has been used by makeup artists for a long time to help makeup stay put. It creates a barrier between your skin and the makeup on it. 

Benefits Of Using Primer

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  • Applying a primer as a makeup base helps in minimising the pores. The primer smoothens the pores and gives your skin a fresh, flawless appearance.
  • Makeup primer keeps your foundation and other makeup products in place for a longer period of time.
  • Makeup primers make your skin look young and flawless. They also help in smoothening aging signs like fine lines, wrinkles.
  • After using a primer, applying the rest of your makeup becomes a breeze. When you use a primer on your face, it serves as an extra layer on top of your skin, allowing makeup to slide on smoothly.
  • Primers help in keeping the skin hydrated.

How To Apply A Primer?

To Apply Primer, all you need is a good primer and clean fingertips. 

Always apply primer as the last step of your skin care routine and before makeup application. Here is a step by step guide on how to apply primer on face:

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  • Begin by washing and cleaning your face and neck thoroughly. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, exfoliate, and apply a light moisturizer. Allow it to absorb into your skin.
  • Now, take a pea-size amount of makeup primer at the back of your hand, and apply it sparingly. Dab it with your finger, using a very light patting motion. Now, spread it on your face with your fingertips, blending outwards from the nose.
  • Dab it gently all over your face and neck. 
  • To make sure that it doesn't pile up in one part of the skin, spread the primer bit by bit and section by section.
  • Allow 1 minute for your primer to set well before applying other makeup products such as foundation and concealer.
  • Do not use too much primer as it may result in the disaster of your perfect makeup look.

Can You Use A Primer Without Other Makeup Products?

Yes! A makeup primer can be used without any other layers of makeup too. This way it works as a moisturiser for your face and evens out your skin tone. Go for this if keeping it simple is your style.

How To Choose The Right Primer For Your Skin?

There are several types of primer available in the market like hydrating, mattifying, blurring, luminising and so on. To choose the best type of primer for your skin, here's a guide for you:

  • If you have oily skin, opt for a primer with mattifying properties.
  • If your skin has too many open pores, opt for blurring primer.
  • If you have dry skin, go for luminizing primer.
  • If you have sensitive skin, opt for water based primer.

Primer, if used in the right way, can enhance the look of your skin and that's why it deserves a place in your beauty kit. So get a primer ASAP and incorporate it in your beauty regime to see fabulous results! 

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