How And Why To Use A Primer

What is primer and how do you use it? : Many people skip primer because they believe they don’t really need it, are unsure of how to use it or don’t think it’s worth the investment. However, using primer underneath your makeup will make everything last longer, whether that’s on your skin or in your cosmetics bag.


Makeup primer is a base for foundation and allows it to go on smoother and last longer.

Primer prepares skin for your favourite tinted moisturiser or foundation, giving it something to hold onto so it lasts throughout the day.  Makeup primers can also help smooth any fine lines, wrinkles or large pores. If you’re searching for a face primer to help colour-correct rosacea or conceal acne spots, go for a light green primer, because light green cancels out redness.

Primers are even available just for your eyelids to prevent creasing. “

Using your fingertips to apply makeup primer allows you to really work the product into your skin.

It is best to apply primer with fingertips for areas larger than a quarter. Massaging primer onto skin with fingertips helps to get the blood flowing underneath by the way.


Primer is a life-saver for getting your makeup to stay put in extreme weather.

If you live, visit or plan on traveling anywhere that experiences extreme temperatures,  either hot and humid or cold and dry, we suggest having primer handy to help your makeup wear longer. However, no matter what the weather is like outside, primer will save you a lot of time and effort.

Primer can even be worn on its own.

Love the fresh no-makeup look but want to look a bit more polished than when you first woke up? Primer is your answer. The product can be worn on your eyelids and double as a light eyeshadow, or it can serve as a lighter alternative to foundation.


Use Dr.PAWPAW as a primer before foundation for a longer lasting finish. These multi-tasking balms will also moisturise your face, making sure your foundation is applied more evenly