If you have not started using makeup primer, it is high time you did. Read our detailed blog that explains everything about makeup primers and why you should be including it in your makeup routine. Most of us do not use primer in our makeup routine but once you start using it, it can considerably elevate your makeup game. The main function of the primer is to smoothen the skin by filling in the pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Primers come in cream, liquid and gel form and are of gentle nature. The light formulation of the product gives a weightless feel on the skin. It’s easily blendable and does not block the pores, but only fills them temporarily, giving the skin a smooth appearance. Primers are also easy to remove; a good cleansing with face wash or with your regular makeup remover is enough.
With not much awareness about the product, a lot of myths about the primer are floating around. We debunk the 3 most common primer myths.
Makeup primer is not suitable for people with dry skin.
Since primers are known to mattify, people having dry skin assume that it’s not for them. This is not true at all. Many primers, like MyGlamm’s Tinted Perfection make the skin silky-smooth while reducing shine and mattifying it, but do not dry the skin at all. As its applied after moisturising, primer locks in the moisture keeping the skin hydrated and supple. So, primer can be used on all skin types.
Primer can only be used under makeup.
While primers are designed to act as a canvas for makeup, making it last longer, it is a myth that primers are supposed to be worn only when you are applying makeup. In fact, it makes the skin so smooth that it can be worn alone, without any makeup. Tinted Primers like the Tinted Perfection also gives a tiny amount of coverage to the skin while blurring imperfections and creating a smooth appearance.
Primer is bad for the skin.
Primers are light on the skin and are formulated to blend in seamlessly without feeling heavy. Most of the primers fall under the category of non-comedogenic products which are formulated so as not to cause blocked pores. Primer can be used every day on the skin and it will not irritate the skin or cause breakouts. Certain precautions need to be taken as not to use more product than required and thorough cleaning of the skin at the end of the day. Primer is not at all bad for the skin, in fact they make it appear youthful by smoothing away the fine lines.
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