What is makeup primer and how do you use it?

What is makeup primer and how do you use it?

What is makeup primer and how do you use it? Even though there are a whole range of primers available today, it still seems to be the most mysterious and puzzling makeup product out there.

Because there are so many options out there, it can be confusing to figure out which primer works for you. And there’s the application factor to consider. Yes, there is a wrong way to apply your primer.

If confusion and frustration is stopping you from trying primer, have no fear. Read on for our tips on everything you need to know about this makeup product.

What Is Primer?

Simply put, a primer is a preparatory product that creates a canvas to hold onto whatever makeup you put on afterwards. It is usually applied before makeup.

Your primer may come in the form of a serum that boosts hydration. It can be a sunscreen that protects and softens skin or a traditional silicone-primer that smooths and blurs.

You don’t have to wear a primer every time you do your makeup. If you want to use one, ask yourself if there is something missing from your routine. For example, you may want to add some extra glow to take shine away from your T-zone. A primer can be exactly what you need to tackle any skin concerns you have.

How Do You Apply It?

Unlike products that lock in your makeup, primers are almost always applied as the last step in your skincare routine, before your makeup. To ensure a seamless finish and even blend, simply use your fingers to apply. If you are a Germaphobe, you can use a damp makeup sponge.

Give your primer time to dry fully before layering on your makeup. Use a small amount and apply lightly to your face. A little primer goes a long way and too much can sabotage your makeup look before you even create it.

How Do You Choose The Right One?

This will depend on your skin’s needs. If you want to cover any redness, choose a colour-correcting primer. If you want to fade the appearance of fine lines, choose one with a smoothing effect.

What Are Some Common Mistakes?

One of the most common mistakes when it comes to primer is applying your makeup too soon afterwards. Wait a minute or two to allow your primer to dry completely. This will help curb any patchiness.

Another primer mistake is choosing one that is wrong for your skin type. Certain primers do different things. Evaluate what issues you have with your skin and find primers that address them.

For dry skin types, choose hydrating or illuminating primers. For oily to combination skin, a mattifying primer is the way to go.

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What is makeup primer and how do you use it?

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