All of us are well aware of the fact that primers are makeup heroes that help keep your makeup fresh all day long. But did you know that the humble primer does a lot more than just hold your makeup in place?
Whether you’re dealing with melting makeup, large pores or skin redness, primer is the go-to product. Primers can fix a whole lot of beauty emergencies. We have curated these primer hacks that will help you amp your beauty game in no time!
- Clean eyeshadow fallout
- Boost your lashes
- Tame hair frizz and flyaways
- Change your eyeshadow texture
- Revive dried out gel eyeliner
Clean eyeshadow fallout
Eyeshadow fallouts can be a nightmare to clean and have the potential to ruin your makeup. But let primer come to your rescue. Clear any loose shadow using a clean powder brush and follow that up by sweeping a bit of primer using a foundation brush to restore perfection.
Boost your lashes
All of us crave for thicker and longer lashes and using a mascara alone does not always give you the desired effect. Just use a tiny bit of primer on your lashes before wearing mascara. This trick helps cover sparse lashes and gives you an eyelash extension effect.
Tame hair frizz and flyaways
Is humidity causing havoc with your hair and making them frizzy? Worry not. You have got primer to help save the situation. Simply rub it between your finger tips and smooth them over problem areas.
Change your eyeshadow texture
Cream eyeshadows have a better wear time than their powder counterparts. They also tend to blend better, have little to no fallouts, and look flawless. Don’t fret if you don’t own a cream palette. Simply mix your primer with any powder eyeshadows to make them creamier in texture.
Revive dried out gel eyeliner
Dried eyeliner is almost impossible to apply and makes the application patchy. Simply add a small amount of primer to your tub of gel eyeliner and mix it properly to help revive it.
How to choose a primer for different skin types and purposes
Primer for combination to oily skin
If you have oily or combination skin type, we suggest you trying the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Matte Face Primer, as it creates the perfect base for makeup, makes it last longer and hides all your imperfections. A smooth matte texture is waterproof, and helps you to achieve a flawless, even-toned face goal without shiny appearance.
Primer for dry skin
A transparent gel texture of Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer with vitamin E nourishes your skin, blends seamlessly, gives you an even looking skin and smooth finish, and locks in makeup for a longer period of time.
Primer for large pores
If you need to reduce large pores appearance, we recommend you trying the Lakmé Absolute Glow Primer, that blends seamlessly, is light and easy to layer, makes your look last longer, and provides a highlighter like glow due to luminescent pearls.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Feb 27, 2023
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!