What is makeup primer and what does it do?

You may have heard a lot about what’s primer, but what is it exactly? The answer is that it is a skin care product used to help seal in moisture so that your makeup will last longer and look more intense. Primer is usually a concealer-like substance that go on once makeup is applied to the skin and helps to make the color of  the makeup match the skin tone exactly. Here are some benefits of what’s primer for you.

The benefits of make up primer

  • Is necessary to help your makeup cling to your face and help it stay on all day long.
  • Helps to keep your eye makeup from shifting or washing off.
  • Is like a layer of protection to go over your skincare
  • Help minimize the appearance of pores and extend your makeup’s wearing power.

How do you apply face primer?

Firstly, if you have dark skin, make sure you choose a primer that is light or nude so that it won’t look too dark upon application. Secondly, use your ring finger to apply make up primer as this is the easiest way to apply and blend it into your skin. You can also tap a sponge to your fleshy finger so that it will adhere properly to your skin. The main ingredients you need for your make up primer are mineral oil, liquid base, powder, and an assortment of moisturizers and agents that will help your skin look better.

Lip primer is not really a part of your standard everyday facial product. You will find many different brands of lip primer that claim to be the best but there are some important factors that you are going to want to take into consideration before you buy any of them. The first thing that you should do is to ask yourself how often you are going to be using your primer. This means that you need to determine how often you are going to be applying it, whether it’s to your lips eyes, face, or anywhere else. Once you know how often you are going to be using your primer, you can then figure out what type of primer you should get. There are a few different types, but the two main ingredients that you want to look for when shopping are: eyeliner and shadow primer.

Eyeliner is one of the most popular types of eye primers because it is supposed to give you the smoky eye effect that you want. If you don’t want to go with a liner because you are afraid to draw directly onto your eye then you can use a cream shadow primer instead. Primer can be used anywhere on the lid but you should apply it very sparsely to start because it will build up as you use it.


Lip primer is mostly used to put lipstick on but it can also be used to put eyeliner on. It can also be used to line the inner corners of your eyes. A lot of women don’t think about using this product but it can be used to put mascara on. It does take some time to get used to but after a few uses it gets almost second nature to applying it. Another great thing about this product is that it will keep your lipstick from clogging your pores so you won’t end up with black streaks all over your face.


The last kind of make up primer that we are going to talk about today is a color tint. These are pretty easy to use and they are becoming more popular every day. They are the easiest kind of color to apply because you just mix it with your favorite lip color. However, there are some things that you want to make sure to do before applying them to ensure that you get the full color potency.

For example, if you choose to add a tint to your look you want to make sure that you apply the primer and the color tint to your face before you apply the lip color. You also want to make sure that you use both the primer and the color tint in the same layer. You don’t want any one color to be on top of the other because it will throw everything off. One last tip, if you decide to go with a bold color you may want to go ahead and apply the color tint to the inside of your upper lips as well so it is even more dramatic. These make up primers and color tinting products are easy to find at your local cosmetic counter or even online.