What is the Purpose of a Makeup Primer?

Prepping your skin prior to putting on your makeup is an important step, one that normally involves cleansing and moisturising. However, tossing a primer into your cosmetics bag can be the best beauty prep of all. Longer-lasting makeup and a more even application are just two of the perks.


What is a makeup primer?


Primer creates an extra layer between your skin and makeup. Priming products are predominantly used to help makeup last longer, smooth the skin's surface, and even out the skin tone.

Different primers can be used on the face, eyes, lips, and even lashes. Choosing your primer really depends on your makeup focus and beauty goals.

 

What is the Purpose of a Makeup Primer?

 

The benefits of using a face primer


Face primers have the most variation of them all. There's a primer for every skin type and concern.

Illuminating primers: Some primers contain glimmering particles to give your skin extra radiance. These products are perfect for adding glow to your makeup base and can even be worn on their own. Consider BECCA Backlight Priming Perfector, which helps filter the skin with a light golden sheen.

Mattifying primers: If you have oily skin, you may want to use a mattifying primer. Such a product helps reduce shine and control sebum. We recommend Estée Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer.

Colour-correcting primers: Tinted primers can be used to deal with any discolourations such as red, ashen, or sallow skin. Clinique Superprimer Face Primer comes in varying tints for every skincare concern.

Long-wearing primers: Whilst all primers inherently make your makeup last longer, certain ones really increase the hold. Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer is a pro-strength primer that locks your foundation in place all day.

Hydrating primers:If you suffer from dehydrated skin, add an extra layer of moisture with a special primer. Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer helps to freshen and condition the skin.

Pore-minimising primers: If you have large pores and an uneven skin tone, consider a primer to help reduce the appearance of pores and allow your makeup to apply smoothly. Benefit The POREfessional is a favourite for many. For a silicone-free version, try BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector.

 

What is the Purpose of a Makeup Primer?


The benefits of using eye, lash, and lip primers


Each part of your face should be primed in a different way. Using separate eye, lash, and lip primers will help cosmetics last longer and apply easier on the specified area.

Primers serve many purposes, depending on your skincare concern and the area to be made up. However, priming is a step that shouldn't be skipped if you want the benefits of easy application and flawless-looking makeup all day long.

 

What is the Purpose of a Makeup Primer?

Learn more about Primer

What's the Best Way to Apply Primer on My Face, Eyelids, Lips, and Lashes?

To be sure you're priming to perfection, it's important to apply the right product using the correct technique. Here's how to prime every part of your face.

What is the Purpose of a Makeup Primer?

Tossing a primer into your cosmetics bag can be the best beauty prep of all. Longer-lasting makeup and a more even application are just two of the perks.

Are There Primers Without Silicone?

Silicone isn't for everyone, but that doesn't mean you have to give up primer. There are plenty of silicone-free primers to choose from, all of which still have amazing benefits.

How Long Will My Makeup Last if I Use Primer?

It's impossible to say just how long your makeup will stay in place. However, you can take certain steps to get the most out of your primer.

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.

How Much Primer Should I Use on My Face?

Knowing how much makeup primer to use is vital. The right amount ensures maximum benefits without clogging pores.

Should I Use Primer Before or After Moisturiser?

It's important to understand how priming slots into your skincare and makeup routine. We explain how to maximise the benefits and minimise the risk of primer interfering with other products.

Which Tinted Primer Would Work Best for My Skin Tone?

Tinted primer is great for subtly evening out skin tones and neutralising discolouration. Colour-correcting primers come in varying hues, so you need to learn which colour fixes what.

Can I Wear Primer by Itself?

Primers are a great way to make your makeup last all day and apply more evenly. However, there are benefits to using a primer on its own too.

Can I Use Primer Around My Eyes?

Using a primer around the eyes can improve application and increase the longevity of shadow and liner. Find out whether you should use regular face primer, an eyelid primer, or both.

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