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chocolatecity77071 posted:
Just curious, what exactly is a primer? From what i gather it is put on the face prior to using make up. But i dont understand what why people use it. And any suggestions for inexpensive oily skin primers?
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Chocolatecity77071 -

Primers are used to smooth any surface unevenness so you'll need less makeup. They go on after applying moisturizer.

These articles talk about primers and recommend a couple different ones -

Age-Proof Your Makeup
9 Summer Makeup Tips

Be sure to let us know which one you choose and how it works.

Elizabeth
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