We bet you’ve faced these—foundation doesn’t stay put for as long as you want, your pores look all the more enlarged with makeup and your skin looks like a greasy pan. Precisely why your skin is in dire need of a primer! Not only will this solve the above problems but it will also ensure that your base makeup finish looks picture perfect. But not all primers work for all skin types. Just like we have moisturisers for different skin types, primers too target various skin concerns while doing the job of layering. So if you’re wondering which primer to opt for, here’s a guide that will help you take a call...
If you have dry skin...
 

If you have dry skin...

You know how oily skin girls envy you because your skin isn’t an oil well but you know your troubles when your foundation looks patchy AF and tells the world the story of your problematic skin. This is why you need a primer. You should rely on one that hydrates, one that has a creamy texture so your skin looks dewy even before you apply your makeup. Remember that you’re not fighting enlarged pores, you’re fighting flaky skin and only a hydrating primer can save your skin type.

If you have oily skin...
 

If you have oily skin...

A primer can be magic for your skin—it will cover your enlarged pores and ensure that the oiliness from your skin has disappeared. Think of it like this—without the primer, even a matte foundation might end up looking greasy eventually because a primer will ensure that your foundation sets right and stays in place while looking matte for the rest of the day.

If you have combination skin...
 

If you have combination skin...

You have the worst of both the worlds—your T-zone is oily while the rest of your face is dry. You’re battling both oily and a dry skin type at once. Naturally then, finding the right primer for your skin type might be a bit of a task. What you need is a primer that doesn’t mattify, doesn’t overtly hydrate—look for something in between that will just simply help your makeup glide on perfectly.

If you have sensitive skin...
 

If you have sensitive skin...

Have skin that suffers from redness every now and then? You need a correcting primer with a green pigment that helps your sensitive skin. Why green? Green cancels out redness. So look for a primer that’s green—something that will not only prime your skin but also let your foundation stay on for as long as you want.

BB recommends:
 

BB recommends:

If you ask us, we wouldn’t recommend anything better than the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer. It has the most gorgeous blush toned formula that sets as matte when transferred on to the skin. Moreover, it’s waterproof—perfect for those of you looking for an oil free primer. So hurry up and get this one stat in your makeup stash!