Even if you own a primer, are you using it correctly? Are you getting the most out of it? Well, that’s why we’re here to help. Not only do we want to tell you how to use it, but we’ve also got some really clever make-up artist tricks in how to get the most out of it. Did you know your primer could help fake a sunkissed glow? It could refresh your whole make-up look? Or that you could use it on your body too? There you go! Read on, and you’ll seriously want to thank us!
1. When to apply your primer
Always apply your primer after moisturiser, and before your foundation. If you’re in a hurry and your moisturizer is still a bit tacky on the skin pat a tissue over your face to blot down where you may of used excess product. When your skin is nicely hydrated, then it’s the time to apply your primer.
2. How to apply your primer
Primer can be worn like moisturizer and foundation, so either with your finger tips, or if you’d prefer with a brush. If you’d prefer a brush, pick a primer like YSL Flash Radiance Skincare Brush, £40, because the brush is built-in.
3. How to create faux glow
Looking for a golden goddess glow? Then mix your primer with a touch of bronzing cream, we love Giorgio Armani Maestro Sun, £35. It’s the best way to give your face a fake summer glow, without leaving the country. By mixing the products together they also wont get stuck in dry or rough patches.
4. Use your primer over your body
Yes, really! By adding in a touch of primer with your body lotion you’ll infact create a gorgeous airbrushed finish over your legs and arms- perfect for summer dress season! Get the proportions right so you don’t over-do it, you’ll need 20% of the lotion on your hand to be primer, 80% body lotion.
5. Refresh your make-up with primer
At the end of the day, before you re-vamp your make-up for night do you take it all off and start again? Well, now you don’t have to! Instead pat your primer over the top, then go straight into dusting on your bronzer. It’s as easy as that!
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