What Is A Makeup Primer? How to Apply It?
There is a makeup product that all makeup artists suggest using to help maintain your makeup, it is this magical product called Primer. If you’re new to makeup, let’s start with the basics and learn how to apply the makeup primer the right way.
What is Makeup Primer?
Primer helps create an extra layer between skin and makeup. When you invest your time and effort in putting on makeup, it is important to keep it covered. If you want a smooth surface of your skin, even out your skin color, or cover large pores and fine lines, a primer does all of these tasks for you.
How to use makeup primer – a step-by-step tutorial
1. Prep Your Skin
This step is important if you want your makeup to look flawless. Use a mild cleanser to wash and exfoliate your face, and apply a light moisturizer first. Let it sink into your skin.
2. Applying Primer
Take a slight amount of your primer on the back of your hand and just apply it with your fingertips, blending from the nose outward. Once fully blended, your complexion will appear more even and radiant, and your foundation will set better. Please wait for a few minutes after the application.
How to select a primer for your skin type?
You need to understand your skin type before buying a primer because you don’t want to choose the wrong type for your skin. Here’s how you can do that.
If your skin is dry or flaky, opt for a hydrating foundation. Look for words like “soothing,” “moisturizing,” and “rejuvenating.”
If you have oily skin, use a matte primer to reduce oil production on your skin and reduce shine.
If your skin is acne-prone or sensitive, select water-based primers because primer with silicone can clog pores and cause breakouts or irritation.
Use a foundation that contains nourishing ingredients and one that is rich in antioxidants for mature or aging skin.