A Guide to Makeup Foundation Primer

Many foundation primers come with SPF content. In case the SPF content in your product is above 15, it can double as a sunscreen solution. Looking good is feeling good, and what better way to look good than ensuring that there is a makeup solution that promises to cover the flaws of your skin? And that is where foundation primer finds its use. Many believe foundation primer to be a useless need created by beauty product manufacturers. Ask any woman or beauty expert, and they will beg to differ. Foundation primer is the very basic of your makeup regime and immensely valuable for a host of reasons.

Foundation primer is your multi-purpose products for various reasons. The most basic purpose it serves is the smoothening of the skin for application of foundation and makeup. It also ensures that makeup tools like blush and bronzer are durable when applied. But the most important function of foundation primer is the fact that it hides lines and marks on your skin. It is excellent for hiding wrinkles and stretch marks. Many women suffer from patchy skin and other similar problems with skin tone; foundation primer is perfect for hiding these. The best thing about foundation primer is the fact that it is available in a multitude of shades and you are sure to find one that matches your skin tone.

Foundation primer is also very helpful as a cleanser medium for your skin (though it can’t be considered as a substitute for a dedicated cleanser agent). It helps to keep your skin pores clean and unclogged by preventing accumulation of makeup materials like bronzer, blush, et al.

This guide aims to elucidate you on the various types of foundation primers available in the market and the process for applying them. Foundation primers are usually available in these types.

  1. Tinted Foundation Primers
  2. In case you are one of the lucky few women who have a perfect skin tone with no patches, redness or lines, tinted foundation primers should be the product of your choice. These are usually colourless and perform the simple task of filling up pores or cavities in your skin. Pair them up with a bronzer or blush in your choice of colour and you can have the perfect foundation primer solution for a glamorous evening.

  3. Moisturizing Foundation Primers
  4. These foundation primers perform the task of any foundation primer added with the benefit of keeping your skin moisturized during the dry seasons. This way it helps avoid visible dry patches on your skin.

Application of any makeup solution requires you to follow a well-defined method for its application, usage and storage. Here is what you should do while you are applying a foundation primer.These are the most commonly used forms of foundation primers. There are other foundation primers available in the market for specific needs of your skin. For example if you suffer from oily skin, try using a makeup foundation primer as it will absorb the oil from your skin and prevent it from shining uncannily. Always check the label on the foundation primer body in order to find out the skin type it is specifically made for. You can seek suggestions from a beauty expert for helping you zero in one foundation primer.

If you feel as though your skin is dull after applying foundation, use a primer to make your foundation more vibrant. If you're using a foundation primer with a tint, you'll be able to disguise redness, small blemishes, scars, inflammation, and even-out skin tone more easily by using a base to build your foundation on.


  1. Budget & Availability
  2. Foundation primers, contrary to popular believe is available in a wide range of prices and you can always find one that meets your budget. It is available for purchase online as well as at stationery stores handling beauty products.

  3. Application
  4. Once you have zeroed in on your choice of foundation primer, it is time to apply it properly. Identify the areas of your body (the ones that will be exposed, like face, shoulders, neck, cleavage, et al.) that needs to be treated with foundation primer. Once you have done it, slowly apply the foundation primer using a soft fluffy brush. Take care to cover the patches and wrinkle lines and any other visible pores on your skin. Be very careful to smooth it out and mix it with the skin colour in order to avoid embarrassing patches of makeup.

  5. Enhancement
  6. Add a hint of iridescent powder to the foundation primer (before applying it) in case you want to sport a slightly glowing look.

  7. Storage
  8. Foundation primers must always be stored in clear, cool, airtight areas and away from the reach of small children. You can find extensive storage tips on the packaging of the foundation primer.

There are a number of precautionary tips that you need to remember before you decide to use foundation primers.

  1. Choose The Type Your Skin Needs
  2. Foundation primers are available in different types meant for specific skin types. Check carefully before buying the product in order to determine the skin type it is meant for. Similarly some experts suggest using different foundation primers for summers and winters. Check all these necessary variations while buying the product. The wrong kind of foundation primer will have a disastrous effect on your makeup.

  3. Foundation Primers Are Not For Everyone
  4. Not everyone needs to use a foundation primer before applying makeup. It is specifically meant for women who have a lot of patches, spots, stretch marks and other skin related problems on the exposed areas. In case you are unsure, consult an expert beautician about it.

In case you are worried about the harmful effects of foundation primers on your skin due to the probable chemical content, you can always go for a homemade solution for your foundation primer needs. These are easy to make products from easily available ingredients. On the up side they are cheaper than many foundation primers available in the market and are soft on the skin owing to the absence of harmful chemicals.

Whatever is your choice of foundation primers, there is no denying the fact how important it is for a proper durable makeup regime. It might make all the difference between turning heads and looking drab and miserable. So choose wisely!

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