The festive season is one of the most awaited times of the year, isn’t it? You get the chance to play dress-up with your favourite outfits and makeup looks. However, the festive season also collides with the scorching October heat, which can sometimes be a total bummer. Heat and humidity mean your makeup will melt away in minutes *yikes*.

But there’s one product that can be a real game-changer - primer! Apart from making your makeup last longer, it can also even out the skin texture to give you flawless looking skin. However, it’s essential to use this product to the best of its ability for the best results. Here are a few primer commandments you need to follow.

 

Pat, don’t rub

Pat, don’t rub

The right way to apply primer is to take a small quantity (a pea-sized amount is enough for the whole face). Next, don’t rub or drag the primer on your face; instead, use clean fingers or a makeup sponge to gently pat it into the skin. This ensures it fills out any fine lines and wrinkles on the skin and gives a smooth base.

 

Give it time to settle

Give it time to settle

Before reaching out for your foundation, give the primer some time to settle (at least one whole minute). This will prevent it from disturbing the layers to follow and helps create the perfect barrier between your skin and makeup; thereby allowing it to last longer.

 

Choose a blurring primer

Choose a blurring primer

Pores secrete oil, this combined with heat and sweat can melt your makeup faster and make things messy. To prevent this we recommend using a pore-blurring primer. The Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer that instantly blurs blemishes and pores by filling up the fine lines and building the perfect canvas for makeup.

 

Gel formula helps control sebum production

Gel formula helps control sebum production

Just like there are different moisturisers and foundations for every skin type, the same goes for primers too. If you have oily skin, keeping excessive oil off your face can be a tough job, but using a gel-based primer can help control sebum, thereby preventing a greasy and shiny look. The Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer has a smooth gel texture that sits comfortably on the skin and gives a long-lasting matte finish.

 

Don’t skip the eye area

Don’t skip the eye area

Just like sunscreen, a lot of women miss out on some key areas while applying primer — the eye area being the most common. Don’t forget to pat a tiny amount of primer on your eyelids and under the eyes to ensure your concealer and eye makeup products glide on smoothly and last all day long.