Best Primers For Dry Skin That Work Like Magic
Every woman has her own journey with makeup. whether you are a pro with a ring light or an amateur who skips the setting spray, makeup is more about how we feel good doing it and how we feel after. I have had a love/hate relationship with makeup. There was a time when I have stepped out with a matte face, a shade lighter than my actual shade and a shiny forehead. While I won’t call myself well-versed in the art of makeup after a couple of years of practice, I can pull off a well-beat face that lasts me all day and looks natural. My secret (which isn’t really a secret) is to never skip the primer!
Primers are a product that acts as a barrier between your skin and the many layers of makeup. Priming agents are usually used to make makeup last longer, add hydration to the skin, smooth the skin’s surface, and, even out the skin tone. Some products even work on dark spots and blemishes, adding the benefit of skincare even when we have makeup on. With varieties like illuminating primers, colour correcting primers, and pore-minimizing primers, this versatile product should be in every makeup lovers’ essentials pouch.
We gathered the best of the best and put together a list of top 10 primers for dry skin that you can buy in India. Check ’em out!
L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer
Let’s kick off our list with this gem of a product! I have a loyal user of L’Oreal Paris’ Base Magique Transforming Smoothing Primer for a year now and it has been a great companion. I have combination skin and use this everywhere, but the T-zone. This product seamlessly fills in my acne bumps and makes the appearance of my foundation dewy, I love it!
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base
It would be an understatement to call this a “bit of a splurge”! Makeup addicts who love to indulge in luxurious products can save up for them and when you do, look further than the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base for their primer needs. Bordering on a moisturizing cream, this primer plus contains lovely ingredients like shea butter, grapefruit, and geranium…great for application on dry skin!
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
I have always been intrigued by using a primer that comes in oil form. Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer Oil is unlike any other prep oil since it is fast absorbing and ultra-light…all the benefits of an oil with none of the sticky mess. Made with a blend of moisturizing jojoba and calming chamomile, the formula works great on irritated dry skin to make it smooth and plump. It also smells divine!
NYX Professional Makeup Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer
A rockstar product, if ever there was one, the NYX Professional Makeup Angel Veil Skin Perfecting Primer is known for its super silky and fresh application. This hydrating primer gives you a smooth surface to work on, reduces shine and gives a flawless finish as a base. One of the top makeup brands in the country right now, this one is a steal at the price.
M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+
This is a cult product for a reason. This versatile buy is a favourite among women who love to experiment with their makeup. Used both as a primer and a makeup setter, the formula is adaptable to any kind of makeup you have planned for the day. A lightweight liquid, the product can be mixed with other makeup, especially powders, to set everything in place.
Huda Beauty Complexion Perfection Primer
How ecstatic were we when Huda Beauty was finally launched in India? She’s a beauty guru and my editor swears by their foundation so there definitely something there. Her hydrating primers are especially indulgent. With rosehip oil being a prime ingredient, the product is great at penetrating the skin hydrating it from within. Women with large pores can benefit from its creamy texture and blur fine lines like a pro.
Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer
This one is a cult favourite. A translucent balm, the Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Face Primer boasts the quality of filling up fine lines and minimizing pores. It also has Vitamin E in it and comes in cute packaging that makes it the perfect option for beauty tutorials you put on for your followers!
Colorbar Perfect Match Primer
Because of its high quality and cruelty-free model, Colorbar is one of our best makeup brands to invest in. The Perfect Match Primer masks fine lines, targets redness, improves the skin’s texture and is one of the best bases out there for concealer application. It is also dermatologically tested, which makes it the perfect pick for women with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
L.A. Girl PRO.Prep HD Face Primer
A great option for women who practically live in front of the camera, the L.A. Girl PRO.Prep HD Face Primer is made of light-diffusing particles for maximum effect. It is lightweight, seals pores and enhances the look fo the makeup, especially in front of an HD lens. How neat!
PAC Pore Primer
A fresh arrival on the desi makeup market, the PAC Pore Primer is a textured and translucent mix for daily use. The homegrown brand has quickly become quite trendy with makeup lovers at home and given its affordable prices, it is also a great investment fr beginners who need wholesome products. If you’ve ever wondered “how to do makeup at home?”, this is your first step!