There's nothing quite more annoying than your lipstick fading and having to reapply it multiple times a day. If you're not a fan of a matte finish or liquid lipsticks, you know the struggles of reapplying the same lip colour over and over again. What if I told you there was a simple solution to this? A lip primer, similar to a face primer is meant to be applied before you apply your lipstick. It will not only increase the longevity of your lipstick but also help it glide on like a dream. Moreover, it will fill in all those cracks and crevices in your lips where that lipstick tends to settle. And if you have pigmented lips, a good primer will mask any darkness and pigmented skin on your lips.
Here is the list of some best lip primers which are available in India. Check ou the same here.
This lip primer has Vitamin C and E to hydrate and protect your lips from any darkness and discolouration. It works well as a lip balm and even prolongs the wear of your lipstick. The formula is such that any lipstick you apply over it adheres to your lips a lot better!
Pros: This is easily available at all department stores that have makeup counters.
Cons: Might not be value for money.
Price: Rs 675. Buy it here.
Sugar lip primer prevents your lipstick from cracking, creasing and feathering outside the borders of your lips. It fills in all the cracks and chaps in your lips allowing your lip colour to glide over smoothly.
Pros: Affordable, good packaging.
Cons: Not easily available offline.
Price: Rs 599. Buy it here.
This is a gel-based lip primer, it smoothens and softens your lips. You can use it as a lip balm or a lip primer. It has SPF 15, Vitamin E and Argan oil.
Pros: Travel-friendly packaging.
Cons: Not very effective.
Price: Rs 603. Buy it here.
If there's one lip primer I've heard every makeup artist swear by, it's this one from M.A.C. While it is indeed a bit expensive, it is just as effective. If you love M.A.C's Retro Matte lipstick formula but hate the way they tug on your lips, try applying this lip primer before your lipstick. It's going to be a total game changer.
Pros: Works well, makeup artists swear by it.
Cons: A tad expensive.
Price: Rs 1,600. Buy it here.
This is a one of the best lip primer and it's extremely affordable too. The only problem is that it's always sold out. Getting your hands on it might be a little hard, you'll have to be at the top of your online-shopping-game to get this before it goes out of stock. It also has SPF and Vitamin E to protect and nourish your lips while increasing the longevity of your lipsticks.
Cons: There's no way to sharpen the pencil once the tip gets blunt.
Price: Rs 550. Buy it here.
If you're a fan of the Too Faced mascara, this is another product from the brand worth splurging on. This primer has a beautiful demi-matte finish and offers a beautiful velvet finish to any lipstick you put on over it. It locks down your lipstick so that it won't move, smudge or feather away... As the name suggests, lip insurance!
Pros: Great packaging and effectively increases the longevity of your lipstick.
Cons: You have to order it from an international website (that ships to India) or pick it up when you're travelling.
Price: Rs 1,142. Buy it here.
Another one of those holy-grail products, you have to be very quick to get your hands on this NYX lip primer. It's always selling out and it's actually available in two shades. Nude and Deep Nude. So pick one depending on your skin tone and it's going to ensure that your lipsticks stay on all day and give out the truest colour as you see in the bullet!
Pros: Affordable and well-loved!
Cons: Always out of stock, you have to be quick to grab this one while you can!
Price: Rs 512. Buy it here.
An essential product, in my opinion, before applying the ABH liquid lipsticks is this primer. It's clear and glides onto your lips smoothly and makes wearing a liquid lipstick a pretty pleasant experience. It makes your lipstick last longer and helps your lips stay moisturised and soft all day long.
Pros: If you love the Anastasia lipsticks, this primer is great to smoothen your lips before applying liquid lipstick.
Cons: Availability in India is an issue.
Price: Rs 1,291. Buy it here.
This lipstick primer has been created by makeup artist Trish McEvoy. It comes with a built-in sharpener making it easy to apply it precisely! It's also colourless so it's not going to affect the colour of your lipstick.
Pros: Colourless, conditions and softens lips.
Price: Rs 2,095. Buy it here.
A lip primer is similar to a face primer, it creates a smooth base for your lipstick, fills in any cracks and crevices in your lips and increases the longevity of your lipstick. If you pick up a primer that has a slight tint, it can mask pigmented lips and make sure that your lipstick gives off the best, true to colour pigmentation.
You use a lip primer the same way you use a lipstick. Just apply it on your lips and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then apply your lipstick over it.
You don't necessarily need a lip primer, it's a matter of personal choice. Like a face primer, some people swear by it and some people couldn't be bothered. If you use creamier lipsticks, a lip primer will increase the wear time of your lipstick.
It helps your lipstick last longer, it masks pigmented lips, makes your lips look smoother and plumper. It also helps in stopping your lipstick from bleeding and feathering around your lip line.
A lip primer is used to increase the wear time of your lipstick while a lip balm is meant to soothe and nourish your lips.
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