How to use the primer to ensure a flawless makeup that lasts all day

To achieve a successful and long-lasting makeup, the use of primer is crucial. Here are some helpful tips on how to apply it, as well as some recommended products worth trying out.

As good as your makeup can be before you go out, it's important that the products used to make it last all day without melting or going into the folds of the skin.

Entered the makeup world relatively recently, it has become a must-have product for the success of a makeup.

Face primer: what it is and what it is for

The primer is a transparent base that is mainly placed on the eyes or face to enhance it and prepare it for the next step of makeup.

Precisely for this reason, it proves to be one of the most versatile products in the makeup scene.

There are also slightly “colored” versions (green, pink, or orange), perfect for camouflaging and chromatically neutralizing skin discoloration.

The face primer is used to give a base on which to better adhere the subsequent products that you are going to use for your makeup, from concealer to foundation, up to blush.

This step is mainly used to even out the complexion, allow the makeup to preserve its duration, and prepare it for the next steps of the makeup routine.

It is ideal to give the skin a healthy appearance, to correct the shine of the face, dull complexion, enlarged pores and above all to promote the adherence of makeup. In fact, with a single step, you can camouflage imperfections and prepare your skin for an excellent makeup base.

Its formulation also manages to enhance the intensity of the color of the foundation, the brightness of an eyeshadow or the effect of lipstick, prolonging its duration.

⌚ When to apply the primer?

Before or after the cream: The primer is applied immediately after the moisturizer and/or serum you usually use.

After the primer, wait a few minutes for the skin to absorb the product well, and then you can move on to foundation and complete makeup. It is applied just before makeup, but can also be used alone to even out the complexion or to correct discoloration.

Unlike the concealer, however, it does not have a high covering power, which is why it cannot be the substitute of this product. Moreover, its characteristic is to act more deeply than by stratification.

Typically, the primer is applied using the hands, as one would apply moisturizer or foundation, focusing on the primary areas of the face, namely the chin, nose, forehead, and cheekbones. However, it is also possible to use a flat brush or sponge to apply it.

What are the best primers?

The primers differ from each other mainly in format, texture and coloring, each of which lends itself more to the various specifications and needs of your skin.

There are liquid products and powder products, some designed to mattify the skin, others to illuminate it. The choice must always be made taking into account your skin type and your needs.

For mature skin, the advice is to use a primer that is also moisturizing, perhaps with a water-based texture.

If you have combination skin that tends to be shiny in the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), it is recommended to use a mattifying primer that will even out the skin tone. A water-based primer with a lightweight texture can provide a refreshing and hydrating sensation without feeling heavy on the skin.

While for oily skin with enlarged pores, the suitable primer is the one that allows you to mattify the skin, make imperfections less visible and even out the complexion.

There are also primers for specific areas of the face, such as the eye primer or the lip primer.

👁️ Eye and lip primers

The primer for the face is the best known and used, but there are also those for eyes and lips. In liquid or cream form, these products help eye makeup apply more smoothly and stay longer, and can even make eyeshadow colors brighter and brighter.

The lip primer prevents the lipstick from ending up in the folds of the contour and helps the application of the lip pencil.

How does the eye primer makeup work?

The eye primer absorbs excess oil on the eyelids and creates a makeup base. In addition, it provides a coverage for the natural color of the skin, so that the colors of the eyeshadows are more faithful to the desired shade and give brighter or deeper results.

How to apply eyeshadow primers

After your morning skincare routine, you will need to apply it in a small amount on the eyelids with an eyeshadow brush or with your fingers.

Apply a thin layer with light tapping movements, then wait a minute so that the formula dries before applying eyeshadow or eye makeup products.

To summarize, while a primer can help your makeup stay put all day, it's important to remember that the foundation for flawless skin is maintaining good hydration and getting enough rest. That being said, using a primer is definitely a more convenient option for achieving long-lasting makeup! 🤭


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