How to Choose & Apply the Best Makeup Primer
What is a Primer?
Be it a full face or some dabs of concealer; a strong base is the foundation of any beautiful makeup. Whereas a good skincare routine can help ensure that your makeup lasts all day, primer works to make your makeup look the way you want it to. So let’s find out how to choose a primer that works for you and apply it correctly.
Think of primers as a protective layer lying between your skin and your makeup. Whenever you put in the time and energy to apply beautiful makeup, it’s vital to protect it. And a primer’s job is to do that. A primer helps soften your skin, level out your complexion, and conceal big pores and small wrinkles, among other things. Primers bring together the best elements of skincare and cosmetic products. Premium primers not only give your makeup an enhanced look but also nourish your skin from the inside out.
How do you choose a Primer?
Like any other skincare/cosmetic product, the performance of primers depends on your skin type.
- Dry skin – If you have dryness in your skin and want a dewy appearance, go for primers that say moisturizing on the label. Moisturizing or hydrating primers will make sure your skin does not appear flaky. Stay away from mattifying primers with dry skin.
- Oily skin – Good matte finish primers do the trick for oily skin. They work great all day and all seasons.
- Large pores – Pore minimizing primers are the best pick for people with larger pores.
- Aging skin – Primers for anti-aging contain both preventive and regenerative properties. Many include SPF and other skin-beneficial chemicals to guard against Ultraviolet rays.
How to apply Primer
Applying a primer is not very difficult. However, without proper application, even great primers won’t give you a look you desire. Therefore, it is essential to understand the correct application.
Prepare your skin
Preparing the skin is essential for skin to look perfect. Before doing anything more, cleanse your skin with a mild cleanser, use an exfoliator and light moisturiser. Allow it to absorb into the skin.
Get ready to apply
Squeeze a pea-sized quantity of the primer into your fingers. Apply the primer using clean fingertips in places that have pores, using delicate taps. It’s most likely that this is the forehead, nose, or even upper cheekbones. Everyone’s skin issues are different. Use your primer accordingly.
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Sara is a pro-makeup artist who's been working with some of the biggest cosmetic brands. While makeup is Sara's passion, she also enjoys travelling the world to enrich her beauty career.