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The Perfect Primer Guide

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The Perfect Primer Guide

Women love to do makeup, right? Makeup builds up your confidence, fuels you to a different level of energy, and hides all the blemishes you have on your skin. When women wear makeup every day because of their work requirements, the skin starts to lose its natural glow, they also face problems like short lasting makeup, continuous touch-ups, and a not so smooth surface to apply makeup.

The answer to these problems is USE PRIMERS. Read through this beauty blog for more on primers.

What Is A Primer?

A cosmetic primer is a gel cream-based product that is applied before the base foundation to enhance the coverage and lengthen the amount of time the makeup lasts on the face.

Why Is A Primer Necessary?

  • A primer makes the skin look less oily and more matte.
  • It protects your skin from harsh makeup bases and prevents blemishes and patchiness.
  • Your skin looks fresh even after long hours of work.
  • It also works as a moisturizer for your face, but only when you're going to apply makeup.
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Types Of Primers

Primers come in 4 different types to use on varied areas of the face. They are:

1) Foundation Primer – A foundation primer is used right before applying your base foundation. It gives your skin a matte look and your face looks fresh as a daisy for the rest of the day. The beauty tips 2021 have come up with a variety of cosmetic products that include primers. This is perfect for an evening makeup look with western culture dresses or ethnic and Indo western fashion.

Some of the best foundation primers are:

  • Clinique Pore Refining Instant Perfector
  • BareMinerals Prime Time Foundation Primer
  • Mac Prep+Prime Skin Base
  • Tarte BB Tinted Treatment
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer

2) Eyelid or Eyeshadow Primers – All the primers do the same thing, but the eyelid primer specifically has to be used near the eyes. It may reduce oiliness and increase shimmer or may mattify the look. It all depends on your skin requirements. Use a primer before the application of eyeshadow. It also can be used before applying eyeliner.

Some of the best eyeshadow primers are: 

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance
  • Milani Eyeshadow Primer
  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion

3) Mascara Primers – A mascara primer thickens and lengthens your lashes before applying mascara to give it a fuller finished look. It also prevents the mascara from smudging and flaking.

Some of the best mascara primers are:

  • Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer
  • L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Primer
  • Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer

4) Lip Primers – Lip primers are applied before any lip gloss or lipstick, basically exfoliating the lips. It increases the longevity of the lip color and keeps the lipstick from feathering.

Recent beauty tips 2021 has come up with products like:-

  • MAC Prep + Prime Lip

Types Of Primers Based On Skin Type:

Now, we know about the primers used on different areas of the face!

Let's further explore the primers that are used based on the skin type.

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1. Mattifying Face Primers – This primer is applied by people with oily skin. These are silicone-based primers best suited for oily skin. It creates a layer between your skin and your makeup and also tends to blurring and smoothing pores.

2. Hydrating Face Primers – It is for people with dry skin. It provides glaze to your skin and removes all the dryness from the skin. Hence the makeup looks spot-free, is helpful to enhance your evening makeup look too. Hydrating face primers are best suitable for an evening makeup routine with western culture dresses and ethnic wear.

3. Color-Correcting Primers – The colors of these primers are designed to impede the underlying skin tones.

4. Blurring Primers – Blurring primers are not about a matte look! It works to smoothen the skin making it an ideal choice for elder women to diminish the looks of wrinkles and fine lines.

Don't know how to use a primer? It's easy!

How To Use A Primer?

  • If you’re using a moisturizer, apply it before the primer.
  • Apply the primer on your face and dap it with a makeup sponge.
  • Let the primer dry for a few minutes before applying your base foundation.

Tip – Don't use a silicone-based primer with a water-based foundation. Only use a silicone-based foundation with a silicone-based primer.

  • While using an eyelid primer, apply it using your fingers or a brush.
  • For color correcting primers, use a brush as it helps you to target your application with accuracy.
  • If the primer is translucent, use your fingers to measure how much has been applied without wasting anything.
  • For lip primers, it depends on the packaging. If your primer comes with a brush or a squeeze tube, directly apply it. And if not, simply use your fingers for a thicker consistency.

Beauty blogs like this have a series of product lining and their uses, that are highly useful for your daily makeup routine.

Other Benefits Of Primers:

Primers can also be beneficial according to the climate. If it’s summer, you can apply any mattifying face primer to save your face from getting oily and dull.  During a date, an evening makeup using a hydrating primer will be the best choice for you.

In winters, elements like the wind, snow, watery eyes can ruin your makeup; at this time you can make the eye primer your friend. Your primer will keep every inch of your makeup in place without any hassles.

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I Knock Fashion Desk:

Your face needs certain care and love. Daily makeup application can make your face dull and lifeless. In this case, primers can be beneficial. Primers make the skin look fresh and pore-free. It has an elaborate explanation of different types of primers and their uses. Primers and base foundations are the best pick in regards to the beauty tips 2021.

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