By Ugochi Obiajunwa
If you are a beauty enthusiast, then the primer is truly a great investment for you. It is one of those beauty products that will make you forget to think about whether or not your makeup is in place, and whether or not you need to run to the ladies room and touch up your makeup. The primer aims to make your makeup last for a very long time. Innovation has led to enriching this product, such that it fills pores, reduces fine lines, and regulates dry and oily skin. It also helps in colour correction, and covers blemishes and dark spots. Not only do they allow your makeup to remain intact and perfect, come sun or rain, but they smoothen the surface of the skin as well. The best part is, primers are so easy to apply.
Follow these steps to apply the primer
- Moisturize Your Skin
To avoid makeup to start flaking on dry skin then is advised to use a light moisturizer and allow it to sit for a few minutes. If you have invested in a primer with moisturizer, you may choose to skip this step.
- Dab Primer On Your Face
Take a small amount of primer in your hand. Dip a wet sponge into it and dab it gently all over your face. Start under the eyes and around the nose. Gradually move onto forehead, chin, nose and cheeks.
Using the same sponge, blend the primer well into the skin. Make sure all areas are covered evenly.
- Cover T-Zone And Larger Pores
Use extra primer in places where makeup wears off faster like the T-zone or larger pores.
- Let Primer Settle
Wait for a few minutes for the primer to settle down.
Once the primer settles, apply concealer followed by foundation.
- Eye And Lip Primer
Now that face primer is applied, apply eye and lip primer if you want to. Some face primers aren’t suitable for eyelids, so it is best advised to use specific ones.
- Finishing Touches
Finish the rest of the makeup and you’re ready for the day.
Note: Make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturize your face, eyes and neck well after the day is over. This will help keep your skin supple and hydrated.