A lot of women do not know the importance of a primer and diss it as just another marketing gimmick. But ask those of us who have been using a primer regularly, how much of a game-changer it really is! From reducing the appearance of pores and smoothing out skin texture to improving the wear-time of your makeup, a primer does it all.

But it is understandable if you feel slightly intimidated by the sheer varieties of primers available in the market and can’t decide which one to pick — we’ve got your back. Here’s how to pick the perfect primer based on your skin concern.

 

Mattifying primers

Mattifying primers

If you have an oily or combination skin type, a mattifying primer is the best choice for you. This primer contains silicones that creates a layer between your skin and makeup. This not only restricts excess oil production but also helps blur the appearance of pores to ensure that your makeup glides on smoothly.

BB primers: Lakme Absolute Under Cover Gel Face Primer

 

Tinted primers

Tinted primers

If you’re looking to even out your skin and cover blemishes, a tinted primer is your best bet. These types of primers have a slight tint to them that help even out skin tone and blemishes and neutralise skin discolouration.

 

Colour correcting primers

Colour correcting primers

If you’re dealing with dark circles, redness or pigmentation, a colour correcting primer is ideal for you. Use an orange corrector to cover dark circles and pigmentation; green to cover inflammation and redness; and purple or yellow to brighten dull skin.

 

Moisturising primers

Moisturising primers

For those of you looking for multi-tasking products that save time and money, a moisturising primer should be right up your alley. These provide an added layer of hydration to your skin and keeps it looking healthy and supple all day long. The best part about these kinds of primers is that they can be worn by themselves to even out smaller skin imperfections and keep your skin looking glowy.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer