How can I tell if I've used too much primer?
If you've used too much primer, your skin may feel clogged and coated. One of the main benefits of primer is a smooth skin surface for even makeup application. If you've applied too much, you may notice that your foundation grabs or clumps in certain areas.
Using too much primer may leave your skin feeling slippery and oily, especially if you're using a product that contains silicones or hydrating ingredients. Be careful with colour-correcting primers, focusing on areas of discolouration. If you use too much of a green primer, you may look sickly.
How can I tell if I've used too little primer?
If you've used too little primer, you simply won't reap the maximum benefits. If you notice that your makeup isn't lasting any longer despite using a primer with extra hold, you may be using too little primer. Similarly, if your primer isn't providing much hydration or glow, consider using a little bit more.
I'm using the right amount of primer, but it's still not reacting well with my foundation. Why is this?
If you're using a pea-sized amount of primer and still getting negative results, you may want to reassess your product choice. If you're using an oil-based primer, you should be using an oil-based foundation. Similarly, pair water-based foundation with water-based primer. Never mix the two, as the products can end up disturbing each other and give the impression of congested skin.
If you're getting good results from a primer, it may be tempting to load it up thick and fast on your skin, especially if you want the extra hydrating or smoothing effects. However, always stick to a pea-sized amount to ensure even application of your makeup and rely on your skincare for help instead.
We offer a large range of primers to address every concern on Adore Beauty. Just remember to use your winning choice sparingly!