What is a primer?
A primer is a product that can do wonders for your skin texture. It can be used as a base for make-up and is, in other words, what a primer is to paint.
You can get primers for many things, such as:
- Eye lashes
The primer can become your best friend because it holds the key to flawless makeup, while also helping with various issues. We'll discuss them in more detail below.
What does a primer do?
A primer acts as a shield over the skin, creating the perfect base for flawless skin or longer-lasting make-up. You can also use a primer without make-up if you want to improve the texture of your skin.
If you use a primer on your face, your foundation will blend more beautifully into your skin, making it look natural. If you use a primer on your eyelids or lips, your eyeshadow and lipstick will not only last longer, but the colour will also be more intense. With an eyelash primer, you can condition and lengthen your lashes before applying mascara.
A face and skin primer can have different effects depending on the type of skin it's designed for.
What does a primer do for the skin?
There are multiple good reason to use a primer:
- Your makeup lasts longer
- Your skin will be smoother and more even to the touch, so your make-up goes on naturally and flawlessly.
- Your skin can breathe because the primer does not clog pores.
- Your skin's pores, fine lines and wrinkles are "filled in" and therefore look smaller.
- Your skin will have a matte appearance.
What primer should I use for my skin?
There are several primers on the market - and therefore there is no one-size-fits-all solution. You need to choose the one that suits your skin and the problems you want to tackle.
Australian Bodycare's Skin Care Primer is designed to fit all skin types. So if you have multiple skin concerns, our primer can help you target different areas and is perfect for use as a primer. It's especially good for giving your skin an intense boost of moisture so that your make-up blends effortlessly into your skin.
While most primers extend the life of your makeup, there are primers that are specifically designed to make your makeup last all day (or night).
If you have very dry skin, you can get a primer that focuses solely on moisturising your skin.
If you want to smooth the skin, there are primers that specifically help to minimise pores and wrinkles. If you have a tendency to redness on your face, you can opt for a colour-correcting primer that evens out skin tone.
Are you tired of grey and dull skin with no glow? Then there are also primers to give your skin a boost of glow.
How do you use a primer?
Now you know what a primer is and what it can do for your skin and makeup. But how do you use a makeup primer?
Primer for face and skin
Apply a thin layer of primer over your skin and let it dry before applying powder or foundation.
Therefore, always apply your primer before applying make-up. You can also use primer without make-up.
Primer for eye lashes
Rinse all make-up off the lashes and apply the primer from the base of the lashes to the end. Then apply mascara - the primer will add fullness and length to your lashes.
You can also use the primer as a night-time moisturiser.
Primer for lips
Cleanse lips of any remaining make-up. Apply a thin layer of primer before applying lip gloss or lipstick.
What can you use instead of a primer?
Are you tired of red cheeks and uneven skin tone? Do you want to minimise fine lines and enlarged pores? Or do you want your face to be more moisturised and glowing?
Then a serum can be an alternative to a primer.
A serum is a concentrated skincare product that penetrates quickly and deeply into the skin to treat a specific skin problem.
Get moisturised - and minimise fine lines
Hyaluronic Acid Serum gives your skin intensive moisturising care for
all skin types. It helps to erase fine lines and give a glow to tired, dry and dull skin.
Help for oily and blemished skin
Blemish Serum is for all skin types, but especially good for those with oily and blemish-prone skin.
The serum nourishes and keeps the skin healthy, as well as preventing bacteria in the skin
and minimises the appearance of pores.
Wave goodbye to redness on the skin
Do you suffer from redness and sensitive skin? Then Panthenol Serum is a skincare product designed for you. The serum moisturises and soothes dry, red and irritated skin thanks to Tea Tree Oil and Tasmanian Pepper. It gives the skin a more even skin tone.
Whichever serum you choose, apply a few drops to the skin after cleansing morning and evening and gently massage into the skin. Finish with cream.
When do you apply primer?
You need a primer if you want a good base for an
even skin and long-lasting makeup. You apply the primer after cleansing and moisturising.
In what order do you apply makeup?
You need to use a make-up primer after cleansing your face and applying day cream. After the primer, apply foundation and other make-up.
Can you mix primer and foundation?
Generally, you apply a primer to your skin before you apply your foundation. But if your foundation is a bit thick, you can also mix it with a bit of primer.
How do you apply a primer?
Spread a few drops or a pea-sized dollop between your fingers
between your fingers and apply your primer in a thin layer over your skin.