If you call yourself a makeup lover but do not own a primer, girl, you’re doing it all wrong. From increasing the wear-time of your makeup to reducing the appearance of pores, a primer can be a real beauty hero. But you know what else it does? It gives your skin a beautiful, healthy glow.
How does it do that, you ask? Well, turns out most primers have skincare properties that heal and repair the skin. That’s why even when applied just by itself over your usual skincare products, it can protect your skin from damage caused due to environmental aggressors and keep it looking radiant and glowing. Curious to find out more about this miracle product, aren’t you? Read on.
- Boosts natural radiance
- Controls oiliness
- Hydrates your skin
- Evens out the skin tone
- Hides imperfections
- How to use
Boosts natural radiance
If you feel like your skin usually looks dull and lacklustre, look for a primer that has illuminating particles that will give your face that instant boost of radiance without any foundation. Our pick is the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer that brightens up the face thanks to its lightweight texture. Also, the inclusion of vitamin E gives you that unmistakable glow. Simply use a tiny bit of this primer and kiss goodbye to dull, tired skin and an uneven skin tone.
Another great reason to use a primer is that it has amazing mattifying properties and therefore, is a saviour for anyone with oily skin. Just a pea-size amount is all you need to control sebum production and keep your face looking matte and shine-free all day long.
Hydrates your skin
Hate to break it to you, but sometimes your moisturiser is just not enough. Thankfully, using a primer helps lock in moisture, providing that continuous hydration your skin needs especially when you’re wearing makeup. It also helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles to give your face a polished appearance.
Evens out the skin tone
Most primers usually come with the slightest tint that works to give your face an even tone. How, you ask? Well, it helps soften the appearance of marks and spots, making your skin look flawless without looking made up. Perfect for girls who want to keep their makeup light and breathable. Even with the minimal amount of coverage this primer offers, it is enough to even out your skin tone and give it a flawless texture.
Wearing a foundation every single day is not only a pain, but can also give your face a slightly cakey and made-up finish. But using a primer is going to put an end to this once and for all. Irrespective of whether you want to conceal dark circles, spots, pores or even bumps and acne scars, a primer helps you do it all.
How to use
Wondering how to use the primer for flawless-looking skin? Start by thoroughly cleansing and toning your face. Apply a generous amount of moisturiser and allow it to properly sink into your skin for about a minute. Then, take a pea-sized amount of the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer and blend it onto your face using an outward motion. Let this primer rest for a minute and that’s it; you’re good to go.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Feb 19, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!