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Solutions: How to Prime Your Skin When You've Run Out of Primer

Solutions: How to Prime Your Skin When You've Run Out of Primer

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It’s hard to master the fine art of makeup application without the ultimate prepping potion of primer. Our makeup looks ten times better when we go the extra mile using it. But what happens when we run out of this wonder product? We improvise, of course! Here’s how you can make the most out of other products you own to create a long-lasting makeup look. 


Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer

When you've run out of eyeshadow primer, opt for a creamy, full coverage concealer like Kat Von D's Lock-It Concealer. It'll create a nice base for the eyeshadow and keep a crease-free look all day long. Plus, the creamy texture will allow the pigments to glide on smoothly.

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Aloe Vera

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The slick, gel-like formula from Nature Republic's Aloe Vera makes a great substitute for facial primers, as its formula creates a slippery base for foundation application. You won't have to use as much product on your face with the effortless, natural strokes across the surface of the skin. Plus, reviewers say it even helps with retaining moisture and reducing redness.

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Cover fx

A light, grease-free sunscreen can work well as a primer. This particular one by Cover FX works wonders under makeup to smooth out the skin before foundation. Not only does it protect your skin from UV rays, but it also won't leave you looking pale as a ghost in pictures! 

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What products do you turn to when primer isn't an option? Tell us in the comments below!

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