Creating the perfect makeup look is way easier than getting it to last the whole day. This is why we use a primer – a product with so many benefits. It creates the perfect canvas for your makeup to glide on and keeps it from budging, all day long.
Having said that, it’s important to make sure you reap all the amazing benefits of a primer by using it the right way. If you’re unhappy about how your foundation looks — even after applying a primer — you’re probably guilty of making one or more of these all-too-common primer mistakes listed below.
- 01. Using the wrong primer
- 02. Apply the foundation immediately after primer
- 03. Not priming your lids
- 04. Applying too little or too much
01. Using the wrong primer
Using the wrong primer will make no difference in your makeup look whatsoever; it’s as good as not wearing a primer. While buying a primer, take your skin type and needs into consideration. For example, the Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer has a smooth gel texture that hides imperfections, pores and gives a matte finish; making it the perfect pick for those with an oily skin type.
If you have dry skin, a moisturising primer like the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer .
02. Apply the foundation immediately after primer
The most common mistake women make while wearing makeup is applying the foundation immediately after the primer. The primer needs a few minutes to settle onto your skin and create that smooth base for other products to glide on. Wait for a minute or two before applying your foundation.
03. Not priming your lids
Do you always complain about oily lids or your eye makeup fading too soon? That’s because you don’t apply a primer on your lids. While applying primer to your face, don’t forget the lids. It will control the oil and ensure your eye makeup stays intact.
04. Applying too little or too much
Another primer mistake that you may be making is using too little or too much primer on the face. What’s the harm in using too much, you ask? Well, your makeup will slide around instead of staying put on your skin. Therefore, use just a pea-sized blob for your entire face to ensure a flawless makeup application.
Written by Sanya Hamdani on Jun 12, 2020
Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.