If you don’t know what a primer is and don’t know how to use it; then you are really missing out! A primer is the most basic step to acing any makeup look and is an absolute must for anyone who cares about makeup.

Are you suddenly feeling some severe makeup FOMO? Well, before you start to feel like you are missing out on something crucial, here is a quick guide to understanding everything about primers and their usage.

What’s a primer?
 

What’s a primer?

A primer is the foundation of your foundation. Yes, a primer is a basic makeup product that helps create a layer between your skin and your makeup. A primer prepares your skin to hold all that makeup together. It smoothens your skin’s surface, evens out the skin tone, covers large pores and fine lines and basically prepares your skin such that it gives your makeup a flawless finish.

And if that wasn’t convincing enough, here are some specific reasons why you need a primer in your vanity kit RN...

Primer creates a strong base for your foundation
 

Primer creates a strong base for your foundation

A primer is meant to create a strong foundation for your foundation. It is supposed to create a smooth base, thus allowing your foundation to blend better, and make it last longer. Basically, primers prepare your skin for your favourite foundation or BB cream, giving it a stronger hold that helps it last longer.

Primer keeps your makeup intact, irrespective of the weather

All that hard work you put in your make up, a primer helps hold it all together. It doesn’t matter what the weather outside—extreme heat or cold—a primer is that versatile glue that will keep your makeup intact for hours together.

Primers are best applied using your fingers
 

Primers are best applied using your fingers

Yes, we all love our sponges and brushes but a primer is best applied with your fingers. This way you can work the product into your skin and give it a better, more natural finish.

A primer is also self-sufficient
 

A primer is also self-sufficient

If you are not big on makeup but want a flawless finish for your face then you can use a primer all by itself. Just apply your moisturiser and follow it up with the primer for a fresh, natural look. You can also use the primer on your eyelids to even out your skin tone with minimal effort.

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