Makeup primers are one of the best things to have happened to us beauty junkies. They fill in the pores, smoothen the skin texture and increase the longevity of your makeup. But, that’s not all. This little makeup miracle can be used in a host of different ways to level up your beauty game. Yes, really!

Keep scrolling to find out how to make the most of your little tube of primer…

 

Mattify your makeup

Mattify your makeup

Worried about your makeup melting a few hours into application or turning into a greasy mess? Worry no more. Because here’s a trick we bet you didn’t know about – apply your primer OVER your makeup to keep that oiliness in check. The reason this trick works better than wearing a primer underneath is because primer is essentially powder in a gel form and when you buff it onto your makeup (like a compact) it works to control excess shine and keep your base makeup absolutely matte.

 

DIY tinted moisturiser

DIY tinted moisturiser

For days when a full face of foundation seems a bit too much, switch to a tinted moisturiser instead. But DW if you don’t have a tinted moisturiser on hand — simply get hold of your primer and add two drops of your favourite foundation to it. Mix them together and apply them onto your face and neck. Ta-da! Your very own DIY tinted moisturiser is now ready to be used.

 

Fix makeup blunders

Fix makeup blunders

Imagine painstakingly applying a flawless base only to realise that you’ve messed up your blush or there is a considerable amount of eyeshadow fallout. Annoying, isn’t it? But instead of wiping it all out and redoing your entire makeup, here’s a trick – simply take a bit of primer and blend it into the area that needs correction. This will help to clean up the mistake entirely without moving any of the products below it.