Apply to lips tooYes, primer is also an important step before applying any lip product for smoother application. A lip primer prevents feathering and holds the lip colour in place for longer. When applied often, lip primers can also act as a lip balm to condition lips, preventing cracking and drying.
Use coloured primersLookout for coloured or tinted primers when shopping for beauty products. These little gems can double up as a colour corrector too, so when you layer on your concealer and foundation afterwards, discolouration around the skin is reduced.
Use minimallyLess is more when using a primer, especially if you’re using liquid-based products. Too much primer can interfere with the products you’re going to layer on and can result in changing the texture of makeup. A coin sized amount for your cheeks and outwards will suffice.
Mix with a powderTo get the most out of your primer, mix in a small amount of translucent powder before applying. Some of the ingredients in primer and liquid-based products could result in makeup sliding off after a few hours, using a powder however, can prevent this. This also allows for your foundation to set, especially if it’s liquid-based.
Consider your skinIn the same way you choose makeup products to suit your skin type, the same applies to choosing a primer.
Select a primer for the problem that needs solving. For example, primers specific to oily skin will help absorb excess oil while those specific to dry skin like L’Oréal Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer, helps condition the skin.
Keep in mind that primers aren’t a one-size-fits-all product, you’ll need to put some to the test and find the most suitable one for you. Happy priming!