Know Why Make Up Primer Is An Absolute Necessity And The Best Primers To Shop For

By Shraya, 19 Aug 2016

Primer, despite being one of the most integral items that every woman should possess in her makeup kit, the benefits and the necessity of this product are widely unknown. Whether you apply full coverage makeup or you keep it light with a few touches here and there, primer is the one thing that gives you confidence in every situation through it subtle and smooth touch to your appearance.

Most people, despite knowing about makeup primer, don’t understand its use or how it works and hence forgo adding it to their shopping carts. Makeup primer is essentially a base for foundation and it helps in smoothing out your skin as well as keeps makeup stay longer. Primers from different brands are available in cream, gel and even powder formulas. It not only increases the life of your makeup but gives it a more finished and professional outlook!

 

For those of you who don’t already know, here are some of the advantages of adding a dose of makeup primer to your daily routine:

1. Smoothens makeup

This one goes without saying. Applying primer not only makes your appearance smoother, but it also makes the application of makeup a lot easier than without.

2. Softens skin

Yes, make up primer gives you significantly soft skin that not only feels like a cushion of velvet but somehow appears to look softer too.

3. Seals pores

For those of you who have oily skin, primer goes a long way to fix up the unwanted shine on your skin and seal those stubborn pores that subtly scar your appearance.

4. Anti- aging properties

Not all primers have anti-aging properties, but due to their smoothing effect on the skin, they manage to wipe out fine lines and diminish wrinkles which gives your face a younger look.

5. Light in weight

Shockingly, makeup primer is drastically lighter than lotions and moisturizing cream and feels ten times better on application.

6. Reduces redness of skin

If you have the kind of skin that turns tomato red in the heat or when you’re flustered then primer is something you need to grasp and never let go.

7. Reduces the appearance of acne

Primer plays an important role in toning down the acne and pimples that may be scarring your skin and manages to cover it up more subtly than concealers.

8. Available for all skin types and tones

Whether you have oily, dry or sensitive skin, there’s a variety of primer available for you and the best part is that there are no shades available so it works for every skin tone!

9. Make up stays on longer

Who wouldn’t want the efforts of their morning makeup routine to stay on as long as possible? Primer helps you make those dreams come true.

10. Easy to apply

One of the reasons makeup primer is so popular is that it’s terribly easy to apply and upon application of a single layer, it dries off and leaves your skin with a feeling of velvety smoothness.

Now that you know the benefits of this magical skin product, you might be wondering which one to look for the next time you go shopping so here’s a list of the best makeup primers available in India.

1. L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer

 

This is by far the best and most cost efficient primer available for women with oily skin. Not only does it smooth out the wrinkles and fine lines on your skin with its slightly thick but lightweight texture, but it also helps in sealing the pores and reducing the oily shine to the skin along with adding a slight rosy touch which gives the skin an additional glow.

Price: Rs.880-950 for 15ml (Buy here)

2. Colorbar Perfect Match Primer

 

This is a silicone based primer and it smoothens your skin by reducing the pores. It is known to keep the skin oil-free and hence increases the life span of your makeup. It’s a perfect choice for people with oily or acne prone skin.

Price: Rs.700-830 for 30ml (Buy here)

3. Revlon PhotoreadyColor Correcting Primer

 

This primer is the optimal choice for women who prefer light makeup as it can be worn with a lot of ease and gives the skin a perfect matte finish. The light weight primer achieves in making the skin very soft and smooth giving a velvety finish.

Price: Rs. 1,200 for 27ml  (Buy here)

4. MAC Matte Cream

 

The MAC matte cream primer is a gel based primer which is essentially designed to give the skin a perfect matte finish. Therefore, it takes care of large pores and excess oils and provides the perfect base for heavy makeup application.

Price: Rs.1,950 for 50ml  (Buy here)

5. Inglot Under Makeup Base

 

This is a gel based primer which is good for making the skin oil free and increasing the lifespan of your makeup but is not the ideal solution for people with acne prone and oily skin as it doesn’t do much to hide pores and reduce the fine lines. Nevertheless, it offers the skin with a silky smooth glow.

Price: Rs.900 for 30ml (Buy here)

6. Natio Ageless Illuminating Face Primer

 

This is an Australian primer which was recently launched in the country and has gained popularity due to its anti-aging properties. It has a variety of ingredients that help fight those stubborn wrinkles and contains nourishing properties which makes it an ideal match for dry skin.

Price: Rs.1,000 for 50g  (Buy here)

7. Clinique Superprimer Face Primers

 

These primers help enhance the skin tone along with providing a smooth base for makeup application. They are available in many different variants which each have specific functions such as reducing redness or lightening the shadows in your complexion etc.

Price: Rs.1,400-3,000 (Buy here)

8. Benefit Professional Face Primer

 

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This is by far the best face primer to completely eradicate pores and is perfect for each and every skin type. It has a non comedogenic formula and is oil free which gives the skin a smoother texture and tone.

Price: Rs.2,300-3,500 for 22ml (Buy here)

 

 

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