How To Use Concealer, Primer And Foundation The Right Way

Written by Anushka ShahApr 13, 2023
How to Use Concealer, Primer and Foundation the Right Way

Are you a makeup newbie who's feeling lost in the world of beauty products and questioning how to go about it? How to do base makeup? How to use concealer? Don't worry, we've got you covered! One of the most common questions asked by makeup beginners is the difference between foundations, primers, and concealers, and how to use them. These products are essential for achieving a flawless makeup look, but they each serve a different purpose and require a unique application technique. To help you out, we've created step-by-step guides for each of these products. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this powerful trio, and how to apply them like a pro.

How to Use Concealer, Primer and Foundation the Right Way

Shedding light on the powerful three that can take your makeup game from 0 to 100 in no time like how to use concealer or a foundation perfectly.

How to use a Primer?


First things first, unleash your prime by learning all about the base of it all – a primer. Face primers are essential for creating a smooth base for your makeup, and they can help your makeup last longer throughout the day. But how do you apply it efficiently? Well, that’s where we come in - follow these simple steps to achieve a flawless makeup base.

Step 1: Start with clean and moisturised skin. You can use your regular moisturiser or a hydrating serum to prep your skin before applying the primer.

Step 2: Choose a primer that suits your skin type. There are different types of primers available in the market, such as pore-minimising primers, hydrating primers, and colour-correcting primers. Select a primer that addresses your specific skin concerns. And if you’re asking us...we’ll go straight for the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer. Waterproof and lightweight, this primer is covers up all those imperfections like a breeze. We love it, it’s high time you try it too!

Step 3: Take a pea-sized amount of primer and apply it to your face. You can use your fingers, a brush, or a sponge to apply the primer. Start at the centre of your face and blend it outward.

Step 4: Focus on the areas that need extra attention. If you have enlarged pores or fine lines, apply a little extra primer to those areas to smooth them out.

Step 5: Let the primer sit on your skin for a few minutes before applying foundation. This will allow the primer to set and create a smooth canvas for your makeup.

Remember, face primers are not suitable for eyelids. If you're looking to apply eyeshadow, make sure to use a separate eyelid primer.

And while we’ve listed down the unfailing steps - take your creative liberty and experiment with different primers to find the one that works best for your skin type and specific needs. And with a little practice, you'll be a pro at applying face primers in no time. Get started today.

How to use a Concealer?


Next after the primer has to be the c-factor, concealer! Are you tired of dealing with skin imperfections that just won't seem to go away? If so, it's time to learn how to use concealer. Unlike foundations that offer holistic coverage, concealers are designed to provide targeted coverage for specific problem areas on your face, such as blemishes and dark circles. But how do you apply concealer correctly? Follow these simple steps for flawless coverage:

Step 1: Prep your skin. Start by cleansing and moisturising your skin to create a smooth base for your makeup.

Step 2: Choose the right concealer - one that matches your skin tone and addresses your specific concerns, whether it be redness, dark circles, or blemishes. If you ask us, we’ll rave about the Lakmé 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Liquid Concealer. Bringing to life crease-free goodness, this 2-in-1 formula can be used along with a primer or just as is.

Step 3: Next, apply the concealer. Use a small brush, your fingers or a beauty blender to dab the concealer onto the problem areas on your face. Make sure to blend it in seamlessly with your skin. Or else, your dermis could look patchy, especially in those flash photos.

Step 4: Set the concealer. Use a translucent powder to set the concealer in place and prevent it from smudging throughout the day.

Step 5: Apply foundation (if desired). Once the concealer is set, you can apply foundation over it for an even and flawless finish.

By applying concealer before foundation, you can ensure that problem areas are fully covered and create an even base for the rest of your makeup. And that is how to use concealer effectively.

How to use Foundation


Last in line is the foundation aisle! Tying it all together, nothing does the magic like the right foundation in the right places. So much so, the key to achieving a flawless and natural-looking finish is to apply your foundation in a way that enhances your skin's natural texture and tone. To make the most of your foundation, follow these simple steps for a seamless application:

Step 1: Prepare your skin. Before applying foundation, make sure your skin is clean and moisturised. This will help create a smooth base for your makeup.

Step 2: Choose the right foundation. Select a foundation that matches your skin tone and type, whether it be cream, powder, or liquid. If you’re looking for a fab pick, take our advice and fall back on the dreamy Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation

Step 3: Apply foundation to troubled areas. Using a small amount of foundation, dot it onto problem areas on your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.

Step 4: Blend the foundation. Use a foundation sponge to blend the foundation into your skin. Make sure to blend in a downward motion to avoid streaks or lines.

Step 5: Build coverage (if desired). If you need more coverage, apply a second layer of foundation to the troubled areas and blend again.

Step 6: Set your foundation. Use a translucent powder to set your foundation in place and prevent it from smudging throughout the day.

Remember, the goal is not to cover your entire face with foundation, but only to even out any problem areas. By following these steps, you can achieve an effortlessly beautiful foundation look!

And just like that…beauty mavens, you apply and layer your primer, concealer and foundation. Top it off with the other products you like and prepare to rock any occasion.

FAQs about How to Use Concealer, Primer and Foundation the Right Way …

Answering your Qs here…

Q1 How much moisturiser should I use while applying makeup?

Well, if you think more moisturiser will give you quicker results or make your makeup better - let us just stop you right there! A nickel-sized amount should be the perfect quantity for your full face. Going in with heavy squeezes can bring some breakouts your way, and using too little won’t hydrate your skin, keeping it firm and tight and mess up your makeup too.

Q2 Should one invest in an eyelash primer?

If you have fine lashes, do opt for an eyelash primer. Coating your lashes (the mid-shaft to the ends) with it will help you avoid clumps - an integral step for this invisible winged eyeliner look.

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