What Is A Primer And What Does It Do?


If you are a makeup enthusiast, then you’ve probably heard of primer. Makeup primer that was launched hardly 2 years ago is one of those beauty secrets that make a big difference in the look and feel of your makeup. This beauty invention prepares your skin for the makeup and creates a smooth base that your makeup can adhere well to. If you’ve tried a foundation that looks fantastic on a friend or a model in a magazine only to be disappointed with the results on yourself, using makeup primers can make a big difference. Even if you are happy with the foundation you are currently using, a layer of primer underneath can bring it to a whole new level.

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Makeup primer is the next big thing in makeup

Makeup primer is the next big thing in makeup

So basically a makeup primer is a beauty product that not only smoothens your skin but also makes your makeup last longer, it also prevents creasing, smudging and melting of the product on your face.

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Makeup primer usually comes in four exciting varieties:

1. Face primer (that is applied before foundation and after moisturizer)

2. Eye primer (that is applied before eye shadow)

3. Lip primer (to be used before lipstick)

4. Lash primer (to be used before mascara)


Primer helps the makeup stay on longer

Primer helps the makeup stay on longer

Learn how to apply makeup primer:

The basic rule of the thumb is to use moisturizer before makeup. Applying makeup on dry skin could lead to trouble later on. Choose a light moisturizer, as heavy ones tend to make the primer slide right off your skin. Be sure to let the moisturizer sit for a few minutes to allow it to be absorbed into your skin. Then comes the secret magic product – primer! Begin applying very little of the face primer from the area under your eyes and around your nose. Continue to prime your chin and cheeks, and using a makeup sponge blend the primer into your skin. Be sure to cover all areas as evenly as possible. Eye shadow is often the first makeup to fade during the day. A good eye makeup primer can help you get much more mileage out of the cheapest eye shadows. Just rub some onto your eyelids before applying shadow to help it stay on all day.

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If you haven’t reached the ‘prime’ of your makeup regime yet, try these pre-foundation face primers easily available in India.

Colorbar Perfect Match Primer

Revlon Photoready

MUA Professional Primer

L’Oreal BaseMagique

Clinique Super Primer

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