What Is Primer? How to Use Makeup Primers Like A Pro
Primer is one of the most important cosmetic products you can use to get a flawless complexion. Primers are designed to even out skin tone, fill in pores and create a smoother surface for your makeup. We’re about to go over what primer is, and how to use it like a pro. Let’s dive in!
What is a primer?
A primer is a makeup product used on the skin before applying other cosmetics. Primers are intended to make your foundation stay in place for longer and improve its coverage, or help your foundation adhere better to bare skin for a smoother finished look.
Know your primer type:
Before we go in deep let me make sure you know the difference between different primers. There are three basic types of makeup primers that you need to know about.
- Hydrating Primer – This primer is used for dry and flaky skin. It will give a fresh look to your skin by hydrating it and will also give a good base for the foundation. If you have oily skin then do not go for this type of primer, because oils make the face oilier instead of making it fresh.
- Silicone based Primer – It is mostly used by oily skinned beauties as silicone helps in controlling oil on the face. It is available in gel and liquid forms.
- Pore Minimizer Primer – This primer helps to conceal the large pores and shrinks them. It makes your skin look flawless underneath foundation, as if you have a perfect skin with no flaws at all.
Tips to Use Makeup Primers like a pro?
Clean your Face
Before you apply makeup primer, it is important to cleanse your face first because if you don’t do this then there are chances of “clogging” pores by not removing excess oil and dirt on the surface of your skin. This step gives your face a perfect canvas to paint your foundation on.
Do not use moisturizer or cream before applying primer
It is important to avoid using any moisturizers and creams before you apply makeup primers because the reason behind using these products is that they make your skin oil-free, but primers do this job for you therefore, it is not needed to use these products. If you do not follow this step your makeup will get broken and it won’t look good on your face.
Choose the right primer for your skin type
Before choosing a makeup primer it is important to know your skin type. Choose the right primer for your skin type so that you can get maximum benefits from it and there are no side effects on your face.
Apply a thin layer of Primer
If you apply primers on a large area then its purpose will be defeated as it acts best in small amount, therefore only apply a thin layer of primer.
Use Blending Sponge to apply Primer
A blending sponge is used to make sure that the areas in which you have put makeup primers are blended well with the surrounding skin area so that there won’t be any patchy appearance. By using a blending sponge, your face will look flawless and smooth under the foundation. Keep the primer only until it gets properly absorbed by your skin so that you can move to the next step.
Use Primer only on your T-zone area during hot days
Primers are not the best choice for applying it all over the face because they take a long time to dry. They feel sticky and greasy even after waiting for hours and everyone hates feeling this way when wearing makeup, so there is one solution that you can follow and that is you can only apply primer on your T-zone area during the hot days.
Apply Primer only in places you need.
No matter how carefully you apply foundation over not-so-great skin, there’s always some “bad” skin that will show through. And makeup that’s supposed to cover that up often slides off as the day wears on, exposing blemishes and other flaws. You can get a longer-lasting foundation and better coverage with the help of a primer. Use makeup primers only in places where you need them; do not try to spread it over the face otherwise, a similar effect of applying moisturizer will be observed. Makeup primer acts best in small areas but if it is spread over the entire face, then there are chances that your skin will look oily and greasy.
Whatever you call it a primer, base, or prep it smooths out imperfections for a nice, even makeup application. For many people, primer is a good solution to common skin problems like dryness or uneven texture that can ruin your makeup if you don’t address them first.Share