What is makeup primer?
A makeup primer, or skin primer, is every makeup artist's secret to taking your foundation to the next level. Applying a primer to the skin before starting your makeup routine can help make makeup, particularly foundation and concealer, last longer. The primer acts as a layer between the skin and makeup, and helps to smooth skin and even out skin tone and gives a more even canvas to work with. Not only that, but a primer also protects the skin from absorbing the chemicals in makeup products, decreasing the chances of bacteria build up, breakouts or skin irritation.
Primers are available in all sorts of forms, such as cream, balm, gel or liquid, so there’s something to suit everyone. There are even area-specific primers, such as eyeshadow primer and lipstick primer. No matter which kind of makeup primer you use, the product acts to fill in the pores and creases in the skin, as well as blur imperfections and help even on your skin tone before applying makeup products.
Do I need to use a primer?
If you often find your makeup getting patchy, smudging or sliding off by the early afternoon, a makeup primer is for you. Similarly, if you struggle with breakouts, a skin primer by Lancôme Australia can help create a barrier and protect your skin from heavy makeup products sinking into your pores.
How to use face primer
A primer should be applied after the last step of your skincare routine, and before applying any makeup products.
For best results, apply a light layer, working from the centre of the face outwards. Gently dab the product in with your fingers and allow it to dry for 60 seconds before applying your foundation.
Which primer is best for your skin type?
Primer for Dry Skin
If your skin leaders towards the dry side, Absolue Perfecting Makeup Primer is the perfect primer for a radiant skin tone and long-lasting hydration. Indulge in a natural-looking glow and a smooth complexion all day long with the best primer for dry skin in Australia.
Primer For Oily Skin
For oily skin, or combination skin, a mattifying primer like Prep & Matte is your secret weapon. The formula refines skin texture and minimises the appearance of pores to help improve foundation wear and control shine all day. Enjoy a lightweight formula and long-lasting matte results.
Primer For Mature Skin
For those with aging skin, or looking for a primer supercharged with active ingredients, discover Teint Idole 24H Hydrating Priming Serum. This refillable solid primer, which transforms into a balm-like texture upon application, contains 1% Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide to instantly enhance, smooth and care for your skin while working to improve skin texture over time. Try the best primer for mature skin in Australia.