What do you do before applying makeup? Thoroughly prep your skin with a routine that involves cleansing, toning and moisturising. But there is one more step that helps completely transform how your makeup turns out and that is adding a primer. This little baby ensures an even application as well as longer lasting makeup. Now who does not want that?

But what exactly is a makeup primer? A primer is that unique and holy grail product that helps in creating a layer between your skincare and makeup. This layer smoothens out your skin to ensure that makeup does not look cakey on application. There are different primers that are available for different tasks, and the primer you choose really depends on the needs of your skin and how you want your makeup to finally turn out.

But the use of a primer just doesn’t end at increasing the wear-time of your makeup. Using a makeup primer creates a smooth base surface and makes your skin a better canvas for makeup application. But if you are someone who doesn’t like to wear makeup every day, but still want your skin to look smoother, then you can wear the primer alone, just by itself, beneath your complexion products. This will help minimise the appearance of pores and give your skin a more even looking texture.

Read on to find out the correct way to apply primer to give your skin a super smooth and even toned look.

correct way to apply primer for an even base

The correct way to apply primer

Pat on your primer with your fingers or a sponge rather than rubbing it into your skin. Patting it on ensures it fills out any crevices in the skin, giving you an even base. 

It is really that simple. When you rub the product into your skin, it disappears and sinks into your skin after a while, reducing its effectiveness. But when a primer is dabbed into your skin, it actually works like it is supposed to, and sits right on the surface of your skin and provides the layer that you really need. Hence, the next time you are wearing a primer, don’t rub it in, instead just pat it on to your skin for a better effect.

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