How do you apply primer?
- As with any beauty product, skincare always comes first.
- Apply a small amount of primer with your fingers or a makeup sponge in a thin, even layer, avoiding the eye area (unless you’re using eye primer!).
- Wait a few minutes for the primer to set before applying foundation.
Why is it called primer?
The word “primer” literally means the prime coat, or the first coat. This derives from the Latin primus, meaning first. Something applied to a surface before a topcoat is called a primer, even though it might not be the first thing. The verb “to prime” means the action of applying a primer.