How To Apply MakeUp Primer

Primer is something which is applied as the first step of makeup after that, all the skin care products have been applied and there are many types of primer available in the market. Many of the girls directly apply foundation on their face just after moisturizing their face because they don’t know the reason why makeup primer is important?.

The Advantages & Uses of Face Primer

  • Primer preps your skin for the perfect foundation application by smoothing the surface of your skin.
  • Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and pores.
  • Evens your skin tone.
  • Helps your makeup to stay put and smudge-free all the day.
  • Acne spots and scars are concealed.
  • Can be worn as makeup on its own.

How to Choose the Right Primer?

Why are you going to use the primer for?

Do you want to cover pores and fine lines ? Or are you concerned about oily skin ? Discoloration ? Acne marks ? So, first first do your research and then buy a primer according to your requirement because there are high number of primers available in the market.

Identify your skin type?

Is your skin dry, normal or oily ? There are different primers for different skins so make sure you determine your skin type first. For oily skin, use a mattifying primer. For dry skin, use a gel-based or illuminating primer. If you have normal skin, then try different combinations until you find what you like best.

Check for foundation compatibility?

Make sure your primer and foundation have the same base – oil or water – so they don’t repel each other. When you go to purchase a primer, apply a little amount on your hand. And after it dries, then put a little foundation over it. If it spreads easily, you have got a good match.

Prepping Your Face

Start with a clean face

Wash your face off before you apply the primer. Use a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil. Also, make sure your hands are clean.


Remember a primer isn’t a moisturizer, even if it seems to contain moisturizing properties. A moisturizer keeps your skin soft and supple. Let the moisturizer get fully absorbed in your skin before starting with the primer.

How to Apply Face Primer?

Step 1:

After moisturizing and applying sunscreen (if it’s daytime) wait for few minutes for the product to absorb and then apply the primer in small dots all over the face, neck and skin around your eyes (If you aren’t using a separate eyelid primer, then very gently pat the primer onto your lids so your eye makeup will stay on and really pop all day) and apply a thin coat of primer over dry lips to keep your lipstick looking bold and to keep it from settling into fine lines around your mouth.

Step 2:

Now, you can use your fingers or a brush to blend the product.

Step 3:

You can use your fingers as it warms up the product and it absorbs better into the skin so use soft patting and blending strokes to massage the primer into the skin till it is completely absorbed.

Or If you are using a brush then you can moisten the brush with a few spritzes of a face mist like MAC Fix Plus spray or The Body Shop Vitamin E hydrating toner for easier blending or you can directly apply your primer.

Step 4:

With most of the primers (especially the brightening ones) they take few extra minutes like 8-10 minutes to absorb into the skin so always wait for few minutes before you apply your foundation.

Still, if you don’t get the proper idea to apply makeup primer on your face then you can see some videos listed below from where I am sure you can learn how to apply makeup primer.


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