Say hello to your new makeup bag staple. A makeup primer is the missing link that connects your skincare routine and makeup application to achieve an even-looking complexion and flawless makeup, even on the longest of days and latest of nights.
But how do you apply primer, and how does it benefit your skin? We’ve got you covered with our failsafe guide on how to use primer, as we reveal what to look for when choosing the best primer for your skin type.
What Is Primer?
Primer allows you to create seamless makeup looks that have real staying power. Applied after moisturizer and before foundation, a makeup primer turns skin into a clear canvas, allowing for a smooth makeup application that stays put and really pops.
What Does Primer Do?
So, what exactly is makeup primer used for?
As well as helping your makeup glide on perfectly and stay in place, there are a multitude of benefits it can offer your skin, depending on the type of primer you choose.
- Smooths skin
- Helps skin to glow
- Hydrates skin
- Protects skin against environmental aggressors
- Color-correcting – helps reduce redness and/or dark circles
Choosing the best makeup primer for you can be an absolute minefield, but don’t worry! We talk you through how to choose the best makeup primer for your skin type and teach you how to apply primer for gorgeous, glowing makeup that looks stunning all day.
When to Apply Primer
Makeup primer should be applied after skincare and before foundation.
Once your moisturizer has fully absorbed, apply primer to your skin to create the perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup.
How to Apply Primer
Seamless makeup that stays put all day and night is just around the corner! Are you ready for ‘how to use primer 101’?
Step 1: Find the Best Makeup Primer for You
Begin by considering your skin type. Primer can combat skin concerns, helping to create the perfect base layer for foundation.
Oily skin: If your skin type is oily, look for a mattifying makeup primer. This will show shine the door and stop your makeup from sliding off your face (which, as you’ll no doubt know, really isn’t cute!).
Look out for a gel formulation that helps to keep excess oil at bay for a smooth, mattified base. We recommend the Makeup Revolution Mattify Primer which controls shine, while nourishing dry skin with Vitamin E.