Primer: The Foundation Of Flawless Makeup

Written by Kinnari AsharApr 24, 2024
Primer: The Foundation of Flawless Makeup

As someone who loves makeup, I can attest to the fact that a primer is an essential step in any makeup routine. Before discovering the benefits of using primer, I often skipped this step altogether. However, after trying out different types of primers, I can say that it's a game-changer. Here's what I've learned about primers and why they're the foundation of flawless makeup.  

Primer: The Foundation of Flawless Makeup  

Firstly, let's talk about what primer is

What is Primer? 

Primer makeup is a product that is applied to the skin before foundation or other makeup products. It creates a smooth base for makeup application and helps it last longer. There are different types of primers available, including silicone-based, water-based, and oil-based. Each type has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it's important to choose the right one for your skin type and concerns. 

Benefits of Using Primer 

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One of the main benefits of using a primer is that it helps makeup last longer. Before using primer, my makeup would start to fade and look patchy by midday. But with face primer, my makeup stays in place all day long, even through sweat and humidity.  

Another benefit of primer makeup is that it helps to smooth out skin texture, making it easier to apply foundation and other makeup products. It reduces the appearance of pores, which is great for those with larger pores like me. Primer also balances out skin tone, giving a more even finish to the overall look. 

How to Choose the Right Primer 

Choosing the best primer is key to getting the best results. For those with oily skin, a primer for oily skin that is specifically designed for the skin type is a great option. This will help control your shine and keep your makeup in place for longer.  

On the other hand, those with dry skin should opt for a hydrating primer for dry skin that will add extra moisture to their skin. Combination skin types should look for a primer that balances out the skin's texture. Sensitive skin types should choose a primer that is gentle and fragrance-free. 

How to Apply Primer 

When it comes to applying primer, it's important to follow the right steps for the best results. Here’s how I like to apply it for an even and flawless makeup application

  • After cleansing and moisturizing your skin, apply a small amount of primer to your face. I like to focus on areas with larger pores or texture issues, such as my nose and the T-zone. 

  • Using a small amount of product, I blend it out evenly over my face.  

  • It's important to wait a few minutes for the primer to dry before applying foundation or other makeup products. This ensures that the primer has time to set and create a smooth base for the rest of your makeup. 

Best Primers for Different Skin Types 

Some of my favourite primers include the Lakmē Unreal Blur Perfect Primer and the Lakmē Absolute Skin Dew Primer. Both help to blur my skin and create a smooth base for makeup application.

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The Lakmē Unreal Blur Perfect Primer is the best primer for oily skin. It comes with a silky blur formula that instantly brightens, primes, softens blemishes and pores, and creates a smooth skin surface to prep for makeup application. It also hides skin imperfections and gives you an even toned skin. 

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The Lakmē Absolute Skin Dew Primer on the other hand comes with the nourishment of a moisturiser and the flawless finish of a primer. This gorgeous serum primer not only blurs out the imperfections but also makes your base feel seamless for a smooth base, inside out. Infused with the goodness of hyaluronic acid, your skin is always ready to steal the show. 

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If you have dry skin, you might want to pick the best primer for dry skin, Lakmē Absolute Undercover Gel Primer. This transparent gel based primer has a gel texture that gives you an even looking skin and smooth finish. It blends seamlessly for a more vibrant, color true finish. Enriched with Vitamin E, it nourishes your skin. 

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The Lakmē Absolute Glow Primer is another great option for those who want a dewy finish to their makeup look. It is infused with luminescent pearls that give your skin an instant, radiant glow. It is also enriched with glycerine for a hydrated and dewy look. This illuminating primer comes in a light and sheer texture that can be used as a moisturizer too. 

Primer is an essential step in any makeup routine. It helps makeup last longer, smooths out skin texture, and reduces the appearance of pores. By choosing the right primer for your skin type and concerns, you can achieve a flawless makeup look that lasts all day long. It's worth trying different types of primers and finding the one that works best for you. Give it a try and see the difference it can make in your makeup routine. 

FAQs about Primers 

Q1 Can primer be used on all skin types? 

A: Yes, primer can be used on all skin types. However, it's important to choose the right primer for your skin type and concerns. 

Q2 Can I use the primer alone? 

A: Yes, primer can be used alone to create a smooth base for your skin. However, it's important to choose a primer that is compatible with your skin type and concerns. 

Q3 Will primer cause breakouts? 

A: Primer is generally safe for most skin types and does not cause breakouts. However, if you have sensitive skin or are prone to breakouts, it's important to choose a primer that is gentle and non-comedogenic. 

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