Primer Tips For Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup

Written by Sania DhirwaniJul 26, 2023
Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup

Applying primer before foundation is like smoothening a smudged nail paint with a topcoat, for that smoother and evened out texture. Using a primer is a key step in creating a long-lasting makeup look. A makeup primer creates a smooth and even base for makeup application. During monsoon season, high humidity can disrupt and melt the makeup. Hence, it’s important to use makeup primers that can withstand humidity, control excess oiliness and help your makeup last longer. Primers can also reduce the need for touch-ups and maintain a fresh appearance despite the weather conditions. In this article, we will talk about which is the best primer for long lasting makeup and how to use makeup primer.  

Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup: The Basics 

Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup

Primers come in different forms like creams and gels. They are typically lightweight and have a smooth texture, allowing for easy application and blending. The high humidity and occasional rain during monsoons can cause makeup to fade, smudge, or melt off easily. Makeup primers create a barrier between your skin and the makeup, helping it adhere better and last longer despite the moisture in the air. The humidity in monsoons also produce more oil, leading to a greasy and shiny complexion. Oil-controlling primers help mattify the skin, reducing excess sebum production. Read on to know which is the best makeup primer for oily skin and dry skin. 

Top 7 Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup 

1. Mattifying Primers 

Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup

Mattifying primers are your best friend for monsoons. These primers have oil-absorbing properties that help minimise excess sebum production, keeping your makeup intact for longer periods. We recommend using Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Primer. This primer has a smooth matte texture and has mattifying and oil-absorbing properties giving your skin a flawless and even-toned finish. It creates the perfect base for makeup, makes it last longer and hides all the imperfections. 

How to Apply: 

Squeeze some product on your palm. Using your fingers, dot it on the oil-prone areas such as the T-zone. Using gentle pressure of your ring finger, blend the product in the areas till it is fully absorbed.   

2. Hydrating Illuminating Primers 

Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup

Excessive sweating during rains makes our skin dehydrated, dull and lacklustre. It is important to use primers with hydrating ingredients that provide moisture to the skin. Hydrated skin makes our skin look soft and plump. We recommend using Lakme Absolute Glow Primer for an instant, radiant glow. Lakme’s first illuminating primer, primes your face and blurs imperfections for a smooth, long-lasting makeup application. It is also enriched with glycerin for a hydrated and dewy look. It is also infused with luminescent pearls that brightens the skin and is suitable for all skintones. 

How to Apply: 

Take a pea sized amount and apply it directly to your face. Spread it across from the nose and outwards. Once fully blended, wait for a few minutes before applying the rest of the makeup to finish the look.   

3. Gel-Based Primers 

Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup

Choose gel-based primers for monsoons has they have a lightweight texture, are less likely to feel heavy or suffocating, allowing your skin to breathe despite high humidity. Gel-based primers have hydrating properties that help maintain the skin’s hydration levels, preventing dryness and flakiness that can occur in humid conditions. 

To create the perfect canvas for makeup application, choose Lakme Absolute Undercover Gel Primer. This transparent gel-based primer has a gel texture that gives you an even looking skin and smooth finish. Enriched with vitamin E, it nourishes the skin and locks in makeup for a longer period. This is one of the best makeup primer for dry skin.   

How to Apply: 

Take some product on your ring finger, and dot it all over your face. Lightly press and blend it in to your skin, till fully absorbed. 

4. Water-Based Primers 

Water-based primers usually suitable for various skin types including oily, combination and sensitive skin. These primers are formulated with hydrating ingredients such as water, hyaluronic acid or glycerin. These ingredients provide moisture to the skin without feeling greasy and are fast absorbing. They also have a cooling effect when applied to the skin. This can provide a refreshing sensation during humid monsoon weather. 

5. Pore-Filling Primers 

Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup

Pore-filling primers are specifically formulated for oily skin type, as they have enlarged pores and acne marks. They help in blurring and minimising the appearance of pores. By filling in pores they create a uniform surface for foundation and other products, allowing them to glide on more evenly and blend seamlessly into the skin. This also prevents makeup from settling into the pores and creasing.  

6. Waterproof Primers 

With a waterproof primer, you can feel more confident and worry-free when venturing out during the monsoon season. It helps ensure that your makeup remains intact and fresh. Waterproof primers are designed to create a barrier between your skin and water, making them highly resistant to moisture. They prevent your makeup from smudging, running or melting off after contacting with water or excess moisture. You can embrace the rainy weather while still looking fabulous with waterproof primers. 

7. SPF Primers 

Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup

While the sun may not be visible during cloudy days, the rays can still penetrate through and damage the skin. SPF primers help protect your skin from the potential harmful effects of UV radiation. UV rays can lead to sunburn, premature ageing, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. By using an SPF primer, you create an additional barrier against these harmful rays, reducing the risk of sunburn. They also combine the benefits of sun protection and makeup primer in one product, offering convenience when on-the-go.   

FAQs about Primer Tips for Monsoon-Ready Long-Lasting Makeup 

Q1. Can primers be used on sensitive skin? 

A. Yes. Look for products that are labelled as hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and free of irritants and fragrances. Always do a patch test before applying the product to your entire face.  

Q2. Can you layer different types of primers? 

A. Yes. For example, you may use a mattifying primer on your T-zone to control oiliness and a pore-filling primer on areas with visible pores. Allow each primer to set before applying the next. 

Q3. Can you use primer without foundation? 

A. Yes. Some primers provide a subtle blurring effect and can help even out the skin tone. Instead of a foundation, you can use a BB cream on top of the primer to give a sheer and light coverage of makeup. This is especially beneficial during monsoons.  

Using a primer during the monsoon season is crucial because the high humidity can make it challenging for the makeup to stay in place. By using a primer, you create a base that helps your makeup withstand moisture and humidity. Overall, makeup primers provide multiple benefits that are especially relevant during the rainy season, making them an essential step in your makeup routine. 

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