Not To Prime Is A Crime


Many of us have heard about primer and are not sure what its exact use is.

Most of us have the info on it, but have never tried it because we felt that it’s an unnecessary investment. A few of us believe that a great foundation negates the need for a primer. But only those of us who have tried it really know its importance in a makeup routine.

Let me emphasize, it is an essential step whether it’s under a full face of makeup or whether it’s worn under BB/CC cream or be it foundation/setting powder.


  • Seals pores:

Not everyone has large pores, but we’ve all used that annoying highlighter or liquid foundation that makes our normal pores look huge. Certain types of primers take care of that problem by sealing pores. They create a sort of blanket on your skin that makeup comes on top of, and voila, you’re visibly pore free.

Benefit Porefessional Primer

  • Softens Skin:

 Who doesn’t want velvety soft skin? Using primer underneath your makeup makes skin appear smoother, softer and more velvety.

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm

  • Smoothens Skin:

 For those with pits, acne scars and uneven skin, want to fool everyone into thinking that you have perfect skin? A smoothening primer is your new best friend as it acts like a base that completely evens out the skin, making it into a smooth canvas that is ready for a flawless makeup application.

MUFE Step 1 Skin Equalizing Primer Smoothening Primer

  • Anti Ageing:

Although primers don’t necessarily contain anti ageing properties, anti ageing primers’ resolute function is to make skin look younger instantly by filling out fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer

  • Makeup Stays On Longer:

Primer is the first step of step of makeup application that you don’t wanna duck with! Why? It acts as a layer between the skin and foundation, giving the foundation something to cling on to. So this step ensures that makeup lasts a good 8 -12 hours.

Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer

  • Easy To Apply:

You can use your trusty old foundation brush to apply it, a beauty blender or even just your fingers,

Dior Air Flash CC Primer

  • Lightweight:

Don’t you worry about adding another layer of cake on your face. Primers are sheer and lightweight, and get absorbed into skin like lotion.

Bourjouis Happy Light Base Serum Lumiere

  • Reduces Redness:

Redness around the t-zone is a common problem faced by women all over the world. So if you’re done looking like Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, us a green colored primer, which counteracts and neutralizes redness.

MUFE Step 1 Skin Equalizing Primer Redness Correcting Primer

  • Gives Radiance:

Who doesn’t want that J.Lo glow? A pearly (light skin tones), yellow (medium skin tones) or orange (dark skin tones) colored primer will give your face a natural glow from within.

Mac Prep and Prime Natural Radiance Primer

  • Universal:

Most primers (barring the colored ones) go well on all skin types and colors.

Clinique Superprimer Face Primer – Universal Primer

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