Face Primers can help you get the makeup of your dreams. Firstly, a primer blurs out all the imperfections on your face- be it freckles, acne, age spots, fine lines, or wrinkles. Not only does it take care of your imperfections but also smoothes out textured skin, making it appear even-toned. It blurs pores and gives your skin a matte finish. Primer doesn’t cause your makeup to slip or pill.
Secondly, if you have large open pores, a primer might be the answer. It will not reduce the size of the pores but will make them appear smaller. It is necessary to moisturize your skin well and prep it before applying any makeup. The primer fills out the open pores by gentle tapping and dabbing and creates a smooth base for applying makeup.
Thirdly, the primary purpose of a primer is to create a layer between your skin and makeup, regardless of the type of skin you have. The primer should be the ‘actual foundation’ before applying any foundation/compact.
Fourthly, a primer not only mattifies your skin but makes it sweatproof of oily skin. Primer is the only thing that makes your makeup last longer and keeps you looking fresh all day long.
It’s essential to remember that primers work differently on every skin. A primer that works well for oily skin won’t be practical with a water-based foundation and vice versa. Lastly, some primers don’t play well with some other makeup products. It’s important to pay attention to the ingredients of the product. A matte primer for oily and combination skin will give you a matte finish. It will also absorb excess oil and smooth out skin texture.
All matte primers are silicone-based. A silicone primer will feel heavier than a water-based one. It’s also best if you’re looking for a product that’ll give you a smooth and poreless finish. However, a water-based primer/silicone-free primer is suitable for dry skin because it is a second moisturizer.
We have curated a list of The 8 Best Face Primers available in India, which are popular and best when choosing those brands.
LAKME ABSOLUTE BLUR PERFECT MAKEUP PRIMER
A gel textured primer that comes with vitamin E creates the perfect base for makeup, gives a great radiance, and covers all the imperfections, and helps the makeup to last longer. This primer glides like a dream on your skin, and its lightweight formula gives your skin a velvety texture. It is great for hot, sunny days.
NYKAA PREP ME UP PRIMER
This primer blurs out the pores, smoothens the skin texture since it is silicone-based. Makeup glides smoothly and flawlessly after the application of this primer. It is non-greasy and lightweight, giving your skin a satin-matte finish.
SUGAR THE MOST ELIGIBLUR SMOOTHING PRIMER
Airlight, skin-perfecting, and super matte. Here’s a hydrating face primer that creates a smooth canvas for your skin and prolongs makeup wear. A cream-based primer is suitable for all skin types.
Farsáli 24K Rose Gold Elixir
Farsali’s beauty oil is infused with 24K Gold, Rosehip seed oil, and pure botanicals, which promotes elasticity and firmness. It infuses the skin with a natural glow, leaving your complexion looking magically dewy. The pumpkin seed oil protects the youthful collagen and fights free radicals. It can be used in the day and night as well.
e.l.f. Cosmetics Poreless Putty Primer
e.l.f Poreless Putty Primer is a skin-perfecting primer that creates a flawless base for foundation—enriched with the goodness of plant-derived squalane to prevent moisture loss. The velvety texture glides on the skin with ease and minimizes the appearance of pores, and provides extended hold for makeup.
Colorbar Perfect Match Primer
Colorbar Perfect Match oil-free primer creates a smooth canvas for your makeup. Enriched with vitamin E, it masks fine lines, targets redness, and smooths your skin’s texture for a flawless makeup application. It comes in the form of a transparent gel which gets blended and absorbed easily.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water
This face primer adds radiance and preps the skin for makeup application. It absorbs instantly, delivering revitalizing electrolytes and lasting hydration to reawaken skin and restore moisture.
L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer
A non-greasy, lightweight formula smoothens pores and creates an even surface for the application of makeup. It also absorbs excess oil and mattifies the skin. Just dab gently on your skin, and you are good to apply your foundation and makeup.
Here we go; these are the best face primers that one can use to make their makeup look better than before.
When buying a face primer, checking the brand, price, ingredients, and expiry date are crucial. Studies have shown that the use of primers can lead to good long-term effects on your skin as its ingredients have anti-aging properties.