Primer is the secret weapon that gives you smooth skin in seconds and keeps your makeup in place all day long. When used right, it helps fill in the pores, fine line and wrinkles and leaves you with a clear canvas to apply the rest of your makeup.

But, if you’re using a primer and still finding it difficult to keep your makeup in place, chances are, you’re not using the right primer. Yep, you read that right. You can’t pick just any random product off the aisle, you need to pick one that’s suitable for your skin type. So, wondering how to find out if your current primer is suitable for your skin? Here are a few signs that might help.

 

01. Skin looks oily

01. Skin looks oily

The right primer will give you a matte base and prevent excessive oil from ruining your perfect makeup look. However, you need to choose a lightweight and silicone-based formula that will smooth out acne, scars and other skin issues to give you a flawless base.

 

02. Dry patches

02. Dry patches

If you have dry skin, using the wrong primer can make the dry patches appear more prominent. It will also prevent your foundation from blending seamlessly. To avoid this, look for a primer that has at least one skin nourishing ingredient. The Lakmé Absolute Undercover Gel Primer is enriched with vitamin E to give you a flawless base while also keeping your skin nourished.

 

03. Visible pores

03. Visible pores

One of the many benefits of using a primer is that it fills in the pores and wrinkles to give you flawless-looking skin. It also prevents your foundation from settling into these pores and fine lines. If you wear a primer and your pores are still visible, it means you need to replace your current primer with a smoothing and blurring primer. The Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer gives a matte finish and blurring effect, making it the perfect pick for those with large pores