Do I Need Separate Primers for My Eyes and Lips?

Eyelids, eyelashes, and lips are different surfaces, and the cosmetics you use on them consist of different formulas. For best results, you should use a special primer on each area.

You may be familiar with makeup primers for your face, but the goodness doesn't have to stop there. Using eyelid, lash, and lip primers will help your entire makeup look last all day. You'll also reap the additional benefits of more vivid eye shadow, better defined lips, and nourished lashes.

Eyelids, eyelashes, and lips are different surfaces, and the cosmetics you use on them consist of different formulas. For best results, you should use a special primer on each area.

 

Do I need separate primers for my eyes and lips?

 

Face Primers


The main purpose of a face primer is to increase the longevity of makeup and allow for easier and smoother application. However, there are many potential additional benefits, depending on the primer you choose. Face primers can hydrate, mattify, add radiance, correct discolouration, and minimise pores.

Face primers are designed to specifically work with foundations, concealers, and powders. However, you can wear a primer alone on a no-makeup day to perfect your skin invisibly. A pea-sized amount of primer should be applied after moisturising to create an even layer.

Take a browse of our extensive face primer selection to find the most suitable product for you and your skin concern.

 

Eyelid Primers


The eye area is one of the most sensitive areas of your body. You need a gentle priming product that can also manage oiliness. Eyelid primers keep eye makeup in place for longer and reduce the risk of creasing. They also even out discolouration and make products apply more vividly.

Eyelid primers generally have a thicker consistency than face primers. You'll want to use your regular face primer beneath under-eye concealer. Reserve eyelid primer for your upper lids and browbones. Alternatively, you can use Benefit Stay Don't Stray, which is suitable for both eye makeup and concealer.

 

Do I need separate primers for my eyes and lips?

 

Lip Primers


Lip primer ensures even and smooth application of lip products. A good primer helps lipstick last longer without bleeding.

We recommend BECCA Lip Priming Perfector, which plumps fine lines around the lips for greater definition of the lip contour. You should also consider the Clinique Lip Pop range, which includes matte and sheer lipsticks and lip lacquers, all with built-in priming qualities.


Lash Primers


Eyelashes can become weak and fragile from frequent mascara removal or eyelash extensions. Consider a lash primer to build stronger and healthier lashes. We recommend Blinc Lash Primer, which contains healing agents and vitamin-enriched conditioners for the ultimate lash treatment.

Lash primer can also build volume and boost the effects of a mascara. Clinique Lash Building Primer builds up white fibres to thicken the lashes prior to mascara application.

You can also opt for a tinted lash primer for subtle definition and a natural look. Try Benefit They're Real! Tinted Primer, which can be used on its own or before mascara to lengthen and define lashes.

It may be tempting to use your face primer all over your eyelids and lips, but it's much more beneficial to use separate primers. Invest in a separate face, eye, lip, and lash primer if you want makeup that lasts all day.

 

Do I need separate primers for my eyes and lips?