With so many makeup products and tools around, we don’t blame you for feeling a bit overwhelmed when it comes to picking what is actually necessary and what isn’t. Do you really need to use a makeup sponge instead of a brush to blend? Is your makeup really going to run if you don’t use a setting spray? Today, we answer one such question - is primer really important? The answer is simple, YES! We tell you exactly why and how you need to use a primer to ensure smooth makeup application that will last you through rain or shine.
What Is A Primer?
A primer is somewhat like a magic wand for your makeup that makes it much more long-lasting, while also creating a smooth surface on your skin for seamless application. Aside from increasing the longevity of your carefully applied makeup, a primer will also even out the skin tone and blur out the appearance of visible pores while also creating a layer between the skin and your makeup. This helps protect it from your makeup clogging your pores and drying out your skin. It’s no wonder that makeup experts and aficionados can’t do without a good primer in their makeup arsenal.
How To Apply Primer
We don’t need to tell you twice how important it is to prep your skin before applying your makeup. This means cleansing and following it up with a light moisturizer because makeup and dry skin is never a good combination. Now that your skin is prepped, it’s time to bust out your new beauty BFF, your primer of course! We suggest the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer, it is waterproof and has a smooth texture that blends into your skin like a dream. Just take a small amount on the back of your hand and apply it on your face with your fingertips, blending from your nose outwards. That’s it! Your skin will look visibly healthier and pores, fine lines and redness won’t be as prominent. Now you’re ready to ace your base!
Now that you know what a primer does and the right way to apply it, we tell you all the benefits of using one.