Everything You Need to Know About Makeup Primer

Makeup primer is often overlooked. And yet, it should be an integral part of your beauty regimen, as it gives skin a smooth, matte finish, reflects the light and enhances your makeup. A must-have for your cosmetics bag!

What is makeup primer?

Makeup primer is specially designed to cover up skin imperfections and enhance makeup results. It also extends the lasting look of your foundation.

How to apply it

It’s preferable to use a foundation brush. Apply the makeup primer to your whole face, particularly on prominent features, like the bridge of your nose and the tops of your cheeks, so that they reflect light. Wait two minutes (or until the primer is completely dry) before applying your foundation.

Choosing the right primer

Ideally, you should opt for a “multi-tasking” primer; one that mattifies your skin, enhances your makeup, smoothes out your skin, and reflects light. In order to know whether your makeup primer is up to all these tasks, read the label. The product features are usually clearly stated.

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LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer from Lancôme

This makeup base refines skin’s texture, and diffuses light to visibly reduce imperfections. It makes makeup colours look more vibrant, and leaves skin with a matte, satin-soft finish all day long. Because this primer is oil-free, it is suitable for all skin types, especially oily or combination skin.

Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer from L’Oréal Paris

Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer can be used by itself for a natural and healthy look as well as under foundation for a smooth and unified finish. Both ways, it will flood your face with light and vitality! Thanks to its universal colour, it is suitable for all skin tones.

BASE MIRACLE Pore Minimizing Primer from Lise Watier

Base Miracle makeup primer promises to smooth skin and make imperfections disappear. Say bye-bye to enlarged pores and a dull complexion! If your skin tends to become shiny, this product is for you. Apply a small amount of this primer to problem areas and your skin will have a matte finish all day long.

Face Primer from Personnelle Cosmetics

Makeup primer is specially designed to cover up skin imperfections, brighten the complexion and extend the wear of foundation and other powders. In addition to preparing your skin for makeup, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has a silky, beautiful finish.

La Base Pro, 20 ml
Lancôme

La Base Pro, 20 ml

Perfecting makeup primer.

Magic Lumi - Primer, 20 ml
L'Oréal Paris

Magic Lumi - Primer, 20 ml
Face Primer, 30 ml
Personnelle Cosmetics

Face Primer, 30 ml

Makeup primer is specially designed to cover up skin imperfections, brighten the complexion and extend the wear of foundation and other powders. Ideal for mattifying and smoothing the skin, the Personnelle Cosmetics Face Primer reflects light and enhances your makeup, rendering it flawless, even and long-lasting. In addition to preparing your skin for makeup, it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It has a silky, beautiful finish. Tip: Skip the foundation and just use primer for a more natural look. An essential step in your beauty regimen!

Eye & Lip Primer, 10 ml
Personnelle Cosmetics

Eye & Lip Primer, 10 ml
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Everything You Need to Know About Makeup Primer

Makeup primer is often overlooked. And yet, it should be an integral part of your beauty regimen, as it gives skin a smooth, matte finish, reflects the light and enhances your makeup. A must-have for your cosmetics bag!
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