Primer is the unsung hero of the beauty world that helps you achieve perfect-looking makeup. If you’re unsure of how to use it or to include in your makeup at all, we would like to emphasise that you should invest in one right away. It acts as a layer between your skin and makeup, moisturising and protecting the skin from products to come. But there’s more. It can do a lot more than just prep and prime skin. Here we list some cool primer tricks to make the most of the product and look flawless all day, every day...

Mix it with foundation
 

Mix it with foundation

Yes, primer is applied before foundation but if you’re working with a cream foundation, mixing it with primer can breakdown the opaque coverage to give you a more natural beauty look. We suggest Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer for a  bright and matte finish.

Get hold of a tinted primer
 

Get hold of a tinted primer

White primer brightens the skin but there are some tinted primers that would do the job of a colour corrector. Green primers reduce redness, pink primers bring out your complexion and yellow ones cover dark circles.

Less is more
 

Less is more

Don’t go overboard with primer. Over application of primer may peel and flake under the foundation. Just take a pea size amount of primer and blend it with a brush or your fingers.

Fuller brows
 

Fuller brows

A primer can be an amazing base for your eyebrow makeup. Dab on some Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer on the brows and line them with a brow pencil once it’s dry. You get defined brows in a minute!

For a dewy look
 

For a dewy look

An illuminating primer can be used as a highlighting base. That’s right! Applying a sheer face primer on the face before foundation will give you a luminous dewy look.