With the various forms of foundations, CC creams, BB creams and concealers available in the market, you may feel like you’re adding more terms to your makeup vocab than you can keep up with. To keep you from feeling overwhelmed, we’ve condensed everything that you need to know about this lesser known makeup product into this short article so that you’re good to go!

What is primer?
 

What is primer?

Because of its ambiguous and comparatively subtle impact, tons of people tend to skip out on primer in their makeup routine, however we’re here to tell you that it is well worth dishing out some cash.

Essentially, primer is a kind of foundation for your foundation. This product is an absolute lifesaver: whether you’re dealing with nappy changes or having to stay at the office till 10pm, it’ll make sure that your makeup looks fresh throughout the day – no more need to touch up for you!

Primer almost acts as a sort of glue for the foundation that you will be adding later. Applying primer also has the added benefit of getting rid of any skin imperfections – be it crow’s feet, noticeable pores or oily T-zones, the silicone-based formula will help you achieve the flawless look you’re going for.

How do I use it?

For those of you that’d rather not pour your money into buying makeup brushes, you needn’t worry. One of the best ways to apply primer is with your finger tips: by squirting some (about the size of your nail) into the palm of your hand and gently massaging the product into your bare skin, you not only provide a base for your makeup, but also revitalize the skin by assisting circulation.

If you’re into the whole no-makeup makeup look, and are after a quick and easy way to give your skin a natural “filter”, primer is a great substitute for foundation.

Benefits of primer
 

Benefits of primer

Acts as a moisturizer

How great is it primer not only preps your skin for makeup, but ensures your skin remains smooth and supple throughout as well? It is great for hydrating the skin, successfully counteracting the drying effects of your other makeup products.

Acts as a colour-corrector

For all of you that are tired of having to use different shades of foundation for different parts of your face, primer is the solution to all your problems. By applying primer prior to your foundation, you instantly even out your skin tone, making sure that your base blends seamlessly into the skin. 

Other forms of primer

To all you girls that have tried face primer and have witnessed its magic yourself, we’re here to tell you that your primer obsession does not have to come to an end yet. Currently, there are a wide variety of feature-specific primers on the market. Whether it’s for the lip, eyelids or even hair, you can be sure that it’ll protect and polish your makeup.