Building Bridal Box Vol.1- Face Primers

Posted on Oct 29 2013 - 10:00am by poonam

Building Bridal Box Vol.1- Face Primers

Hello Everyone,

I am starting with a new series today and I hope it will be helpful for all the “Beautiful Brides To Be”. I didn’t had the knowledge nor the awareness about what goes into a “Bridal Makeup Box“. It was limited to a Kohl, Eye Liner or perhaps a Lip gloss when I was getting married but that was moment I stepped into this beauty world and got hooked ;).

Build Bridal Beauty Box

 As the wedding season is round the corners with many of my close one’s “Tying the Knot” this year, I am bombarded with requests what should I buy.. :O :O . What is foundation, which brand, How many lipsticks are good enough?? Shall I get liquid or gel liner?? How do you use gel eye liner?? Are lip liner good?? Any long lasting lipstick?? Best Red lipstick?? Do I need a concealer?? .. The situation seems to be same for most of the To Be Brides who are not into makeup or are just a liner/gloss person.

So, I think it will be good if I do a post series on the same and cover all the essentials of Makeup and came up this quick “Shopping Guide”.

First things first, “Face Primers”

What are Face Primers? 

  • They is usually the first step when starting with facial makeup. It prepares face for foundation by  a smooth palette for acts as a barrier between facial skin and the foundation/makeup layer that helps makeup last longer by avoiding mixing of makeup with skin oils that usually melts the foundation giving a cakey look or oxidises it turning it shades darker than what it actually was.
  • It not only increases the staying of makeup by providing the protective barrier but also offers a smooth surface for foundation application easing up the application and blending of the same.
  • Also, if you have enlarged pores, try primers that reduces the pore appearance  providing an illusion of smoother and even facial skin and doesn’t let the product settle there in the pores enhancing the unwanted porous looking skin.
  • Face Primers are a blessing for oily and combination skin but for dry skin, they are not a must have but if you suffer from foundation oxidizing then give them a try.
I am not into primers as I have a dry skin but listing few of the most popular and loved primers around the blogosphere.

1. INGLOT Under Make Up Base Primer – Rs. 900

Bridal Beauty Box - INGLOT Under Makeup Base Primer2. L’Oreal Paris Base Magique Primer – Rs 800

Bridal Beauty Box - L'Oreal Base Magique Primer

3. Colorbar Perfect Match Primer – Rs 750 

Bridal Beauty Box - Colorbar Perfect Match Primer

4. NYX Studio Perfect Photo Loving primers -Rs. 600-700 (approx) : NYX Studio Perfect Photo Loving primer Comes with color correction.

Bridal Beauty Box - NYX-Cosmetics-Studio-Perfect-Primer4. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm – Rs. 2,916 

Bridal Beauty Box - Clarins-Beauty-flash-balm

5. MAC Prep+Prime Primers : Skin Base Visage, Face Protect Protection Visage (With SPF), Natural Radiance, Fortified Skin Enhancer (SPF 35), Skin Illuminators and a lot more – Rs 1500 – Rs 2000 (approx.)

Bridal Beauty Box - Mac Prep + Prime Primers

Bridal Beauty Box -MAC-Prep + Prime-Fortified-Skin-Enhancer-SPF35

There are many others available from Luxury brands like Smashbox, NARS, Estee Launder, Clinique .. the list is endless but listed few that are easily available in Indian market and loved by many.

Bridal Beauty Box -More Face Primers

One of the most famous primer for Open-pores by Benefit.. 🙂

Bridal Beauty Box - The Pore Professional Primer

Few Pointers before making the purchase “Face Primers”:

  • In majority of the primers, Silicon is a key ingredient which is responsible for that silky smoother looking skin but it might not be suitable for everyone as it leads to clogged pores and hence breakouts.
  • Some silicon- free primers are also there but t ahey dont gaurantee “No Breakouts” either and are a bit expensive too comparatively. If you dont want to go for Silicon Primer try Silicon-free ones but do try them before buying and be sure what you want to buy exactly
  • After application, let the primer get absorbed or stay for 4-5 minutes before starting with the nest step, generally foundation.

Some quick Tips:

  • Try and Test all the products before making any purchase
  • Don’t just go and buy the products, ask the SA to apply them on your face and them give them good 6-7 hours to stay and see their performance.
  • Make the decision after testing it in different lights and not based on the flashy Store Lights.
  • Better pick up your bestie witth you for genuine inputs
  • Pick very small amount for each application. Repeat of required more

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Hope you find it helpful! Input/Suggestions and feedback is requested!

Do you use face primers? Which one is your favorite face primer?
PS: As of now, it is gonna be makeup but may include skincare essentials too afterwards. Let me know your thoughts on the same.

42 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. ManasiOctober 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM - Reply

    Nice compilation 🙂

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:23 PM - Reply

      Thanks Manasi.. 🙂

  2. Charu SharmaOctober 29, 2013 at 12:04 PM - Reply

    I loved the post Poo and your tips too 🙂

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:23 PM - Reply

      Thanks Charu.. glad u liked it!! 🙂

  3. Saniya@beautynbuzzOctober 29, 2013 at 12:44 PM - Reply

    I swear by the Colorbar Primer. It’s perfect. But I wanna try MAC Prep+Prime Primer as it is so talked about…

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:34 PM - Reply

      I am not a primer girl but have read good reviews abt Colorbar one!!
      MAC Prep+Prime is also amazing.. how did MAC manage with such beautiful products everytime!! 🙂

  4. EshaOctober 29, 2013 at 12:47 PM - Reply

    I would like to try the Inglot one.. 🙂 nice compilation Poo, excellent for the brides to be 😉

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:35 PM - Reply

      Do give it a shot Esha.. INGLOT eyeshaodws are really good!! thnaks a lott sweetie.. hope it could be some help for the brides to be!! 🙂

  5. HeenaOctober 29, 2013 at 12:47 PM - Reply

    The Bestie Tip is Best 😛

    Loved The Post.. I Have Been Eyeing Benefit’s Pore Primer From a Long Time.. Hope I Get To Lay My Hands On It Soon!

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:36 PM - Reply

      Hhehe.. 😀 😀
      Besties are the best part of life.. 😉
      Thanks a lott dear.. 🙂 .. Hope u get it soonnn!! 😀 😀

  6. Shivi@COSMOCHICSOctober 29, 2013 at 4:14 PM - Reply

    Very informative and helpful post! Poo u rock girl!!!

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:42 PM - Reply

      Aww.. thanks a tonn Shivi.. 🙂 ^_^ ^_^

  7. SwatiOctober 29, 2013 at 4:17 PM - Reply

    Great post! I love love love the Loreal Base Magique primer 🙂

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:46 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Swati.. 😀 :D.. u seem t =o be floored by L’Oreall 🙂

  8. ArshiOctober 29, 2013 at 4:21 PM - Reply

    Very informative post Poo

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:52 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lot Arshi..:)

  9. ArzooOctober 29, 2013 at 4:28 PM - Reply

    Such great tips dear, this will come in handy on my marriage, hopefully 😉

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:56 PM - Reply

      Thanks Arzoo.. yess definitelyy.. get married soon. would love to see u in ur wedding lehenga.. 😀 😀

  10. Rajani @ Perfecting the ImperfectionsOctober 29, 2013 at 5:12 PM - Reply

    nice tips.. and a great helpful post for a new be like me 🙂

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM - Reply

      Thanks a loottt rajani..!! Glad u liked it and find it helpful .. 🙂 🙂 ..

  11. Natasha (Nats)October 29, 2013 at 5:39 PM - Reply

    Tips n toes also has launched a face primer now.. nice informative post

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:57 PM - Reply

      thanks for the update Nats.. Glad that so many brands are now coming up with new products!!
      Thanks dear.. 🙂

  12. MansiOctober 29, 2013 at 5:55 PM - Reply

    Nice post… I’m loving my nyx primer 😀

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:58 PM - Reply

      Thanks Mansi.. 😀 😀 glad u liked it!! 🙂

  13. rachnaOctober 29, 2013 at 6:47 PM - Reply

    loved the compilation!

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 3:59 PM - Reply

      Thanks Rachu.. 🙂

  14. tejinderOctober 29, 2013 at 9:53 PM - Reply

    Great post…loved it very much..thanks for sharing..i want to try NYX ones…:)

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 4:01 PM - Reply

      Thanks Tej.. i am so happy that u liked the post!! Do try dear.. 🙂

  15. RadhaOctober 29, 2013 at 11:14 PM - Reply

    Awesome Compilation I wanna try Inglot primer 🙂 Poo

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 4:04 PM - Reply

      Thanks radha.. INGLOT one will gonna be a great one.. do try!! 🙂

  16. richa saxenaOctober 30, 2013 at 4:44 PM - Reply

    Lovely compilation Poo….
    We dont pay much attention to primer but it is such an important step and makes the foundation looks so better!

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 4:05 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Richa.. 🙂 🙂
      Yes Primer is kinda life saver for Oily/combi skin.. 😀 😀

  17. AshuOctober 30, 2013 at 5:14 PM - Reply

    I wanna try the Pore fe-ssional- 🙂

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 4:06 PM - Reply

      It is one the fav among all.. 🙂 🙂

  18. HeenahOctober 30, 2013 at 8:05 PM - Reply

    I have already tried the loreal and colorbar one..still want to try mac prep and prime.Nice compilation.

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 4:07 PM - Reply

      MAC always make it to the top and keep tempting us!! thanks dear.. 🙂

  19. KrithiNovember 1, 2013 at 12:31 PM - Reply

    Hey this is a good series …Love it

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 4:09 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Krithi.. 🙂

  20. Melissa...November 1, 2013 at 4:37 PM - Reply

    This is one awesome post Poo.,, I’m currently using the Revlon photo ready concealer wld luv to try Benefit or Mac …tnks for sharing grt job Poo

    • poonamNovember 4, 2013 at 4:10 PM - Reply

      Thanks a tonnn Melzzz.. Benefit and MAC concelaers are on my wishlist too.. Glad That I can skip on primers here.. 😉

  21. sahanaNovember 5, 2013 at 4:07 PM - Reply

    Such a great post! I have oily skin and I can already think about a few things on my bridal lost[when that happens]

    • poonamNovember 5, 2013 at 4:25 PM - Reply

      Thanks Sahana.. Hehehhe.. 😀 :D.. soon Babyy.. we will be waitingg.. 😉

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