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8 reasons you should always use a primer before makeup

8 reasons you should always use a primer before makeup

Primers give you a long-lasting radiance and conceal fine lines

Written by Bhakti Paun Sharma |Published : December 11, 2017 12:56 PM IST

Prepping your face for makeup is very important if you want a flawless look. It s like preparing a canvas. You don t want the makeup to settle in the lines or wrinkles on your face which is why you need a good base. The emphasis on using on face primer before applying any foundation has become the most important step in the beauty industry today. Berzin Irani, Makeup artist, Beyu Cosmetics, India shares with us why primer should be your go-to base makeup product:

  1. A primer is a protective layer between your skin and the foundation, so the chances of having any breakouts or long-term side effects of makeup are considerably reduced.
  2. It seals the skin and protects it from the damage that harsh makeup products can cause on your skin.
  3. It makes the surface of your skin smoother, so that your makeup glides on effortlessly, and appears well blended.
  4. A good coat of primer makes your makeup long lasting. Hence, whether you want to apply it as a daily coat to work or for special occasions, a primer is a must.
  5. Foundation tends to look dull on the skin after a few hours. A base coat of primer prevents that from happening. Read: Right way to use primer, moisturiser and foundation during monsoon.
  6. If you have oily skin or normal skin that becomes oily during summer, or if you sweat a lot, primer absorbs the excess oil and keeps your skin shiny for a long time.
  7. Primers create an effect on your skin that most filters in your camera won t. They reduce the appearance of pores and pigmentation and steal the weary and aged look from your skin. I couldn t agree more to this point by Berzin.
  8. It doubles up as a concealer if you have light marks on the skin. It also acts as a highlighter by making you look more radiant overall. Follow these tricks to keep your makeup last longer.

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