If you’re someone who loves wearing makeup, you must use a primer. Why? A primer can make a huge difference between a not-so-great makeup day and a damn good, cant-stop-looking-in-the-mirror makeup day.
While I’m sure most of you’ll know of the beauty benefits of a primer - covering pores, smooth base, long-lasting makeup - what most women struggle with is picking the right primer and applying it correctly. That’s where we come in. Let us show you how to select the right primer and apply it for the best makeup of your life, every single day.
How to pick your primer?
Did you know, it is important to consider your skin type while choosing a primer? That’s right! Someone with an oily skin type should opt for a gel-based primer such as the Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer, it blends into the skin seamlessly and gives a smooth matte finish. Girls with dry and combination skin can opt for a creamier formula. The Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer is a waterproof formula that creates the perfect canvas for flawless looking makeup.
How to apply primer?
Consider primer as your makeup pre-game!
Apply it right after your skincare routine and just before you apply foundation. Use a sponge or your fingers to apply the primer. Start at the centre of the face and work your way out. Take a dime-size amount of primer and apply in small dots all over the face. Remember, a little goes a long way, using too much can ruin your makeup look. Dab it on your skin using gentle patting motions. Wait for a few minutes before applying foundation, this allows the primer to set perfectly and give a smooth finish.
Don’t forget to apply it on your eyelids too, because nothing’s worse than creating a masterpiece on your eyes and watch it smudge in an hour or less. Apply a very small amount of primer on each lid, a mustard-seed size should be enough. Start close to your lash line and move your way up to the eyebrows.