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Top 10 Primers Under Rs 1,000 You Need Right Now

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If you’ve been skipping primers in your make-up routine, now’s the time to start. For those of you who’ve come in late, primers are the secret to flawless foundation application. They perfect your complexion almost instantly, blurring fine lines, minimising pores and colour correcting to create a smooth base for you to start your make-up application.

An essential item for your beauty kit, primers can even be worn over your moisturiser and sunscreen for days when you don’t want to wear a full face of make-up. It makes skin feel velvety smooth, seals in the moisture and gives a finished look to your face. A good primer is like Spanx: It keeps everything in place without making you look OTT. Having said that, we also know the pain of shopping on extremely tight budgets. So here’s our round up of 10 budget primers you can buy for under Rs 1,000.


Coloressence Pre Make Up Base Primer_Hauterfly


1.  Coloressence Pre Make Up Base Primer (Rs 500)

With a colourless, gel-like consistency, this primer glides over skin leaving it velvety smooth. It works well on combination skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores and makes foundation and tinted moisturisers last upto six hours. It might not work all that well in shrinking pores if you already have enlarged ones, but it performs really well for the price.


Oriflame Beauty Perfecting Face Primer_Hauterfly


2. Oriflame Beauty Perfecting Face Primer (Rs 499)

The Oriflame Beauty Perfecting Face Primer is white in colour and has a runny consistency. It goes on like a cream and gives a dewy finish to skin. It does a decent job of minimising pores and making foundation last for two hours. It is a good budget buy for those who have dry skin, but those with oily skin are better off without it.


Oriflame The One IlluSkin Face Primer_Hauterfly


3. Oriflame The One IlluSkin Face Primer (Rs 549)

The One Illuskin Face Primer works for both normal and dry skin. While it doesn’t work too well in reducing the size of pores, make-up does not budge for over four hours.


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4. Bodyography Veil Foundation Primer (Rs 675)

This light-weight, gel-like primer gets absorbed into skin in seconds and doesn’t let make-up budge a good six-seven hours even in a non-air conditioned environment. It brings out the intensity of make-up really well, so you don’t need to build on any colour. It works like a charm on oily skin because it is waterproof.


Bourjois Flower Perfection Translucent Smoothing Primer_Hauterfly


5. Bourjois Flower Perfection Translucent Smoothing Primer (Rs 710)

Although it has a balmy texture, the Bourjois Primer has a mattifying effect which makes it perfect for humid weather and oily skin. It smooths out fine lines and minimises pores without blocking them.


Deborah Face Perfect Mattyfying Primer_Hauterfly


6. Deborah Face Perfect Mattifying Primer (Rs 715)

Make-up that fades away or looks splotchy just two hours after application is an all too familiar situation for oily-skinned girls. Deborah Face Mattifying Primer prevents oil glands from messing up your make-up without blocking pores.


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7. Colorbar Perfect Match Primer (Rs 775)

This odourless, gel-like primer from Colorbar glides on skin and smoothens fine lines, minimises pores and controls oil formation, making your face the perfect canvas for make-up application. It performs really well under humid conditions.


MUA Undress Your Skin Flawless Skin Primer_Hauterfly


8. MUA Undress Your Skin Flawless Skin Primer (Rs 850)

This primer minimises the appearance of pores to a great extent, but its USP lies in how it prevents under-eye concealer from looking cakey. It is lightweight and has a runny consistency, even though it is in gel form.


L'Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer_Hauterfly


9. L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer (Rs 950)

Even though it looks heavy and powdery, the primer is not greasy. It is mattifying, reduces pores and controls oil marvellously, besides creating an even base for seamless make-up application. What’s more, it doesn’t settle into fine lines.


Natio Ageless Illuminating Primer_Hauterfly


10. Natio Ageless Illuminating Primer (Rs 1,010)

It is subtly reflective and makes your complexion glow without venturing in ‘dewy’ territory, by evening out imperfections and clearing your skin tone. It enables flawless foundation application and stays put for six hours and more.



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