This Photo Is Proof That Your Makeup Is Better With Primer

You really need one in your life.
PHOTO: Instagram/pathwxy, (BACKGROUND) istockphoto

Most of us think that using a primer is just an extra and unnecessary step in our makeup routines. That is, until we saw this photo:

Our skin naturally has textures—pores, fine lines, facial hair—and makeup primer acts like a cement that fills in these micro gaps to create a smooth canvas for our foundations, BB creams, tinted moisturizers, or concealers.  In the pic, the orange peel represents our complexion and you'll notice how the base makeup looked evenly-distributed on the side with a primer on.

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This goes to show that you'll only need a bit of foundation + concealer to cover imperfections because the primer has done half the job for them. A cool bonus: Your makeup will stay on for a longer period, too!

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Convinced? Check out these well-loved makeup primers:

Maybelline Baby Skin Pore Eraser

This gel primer blurs pores to create a baby-smooth complexion.

Baby Skin Pore Eraser, P299, Zalora

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Peripera Blur Pang Banana Milk Blur

Enriched with banana extract, bovine colostrum, Jeju goat milk, and Vita Complex 10 this skincare-primer hybrid hydrates and brightens a tired complexion.

Blur Pang Banana Milk Blur, P400, Zalora

Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer

A putty-like, smoothing primer you can wear on its own.

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Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer, P1,900, Zalora

Too Faced Hangover Primer

Sleep-deprived nights won't show on your skin, thanks to this primer's star ingredients: Hydrating coconut water and probiotics.

Too Faced
Hangover Primer, P1,888,

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NARS Pore and Shine Control Primer

Apply this gel-to-cream primer on your T-zone to be assured that these problem areas won't ever get shiny.

Pore and Shine Control Primer, P1,950, Rustan's The Beauty Source

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