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Lakmé Mini Primer Just Arrived & It’s Cuter Than We Imagined

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To all the primers we’ve ever loved before… 

Lakmé has just dropped a fun-sized, TSA-friendly version of one of its most iconic beauties, the Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer. While the OG full-size variant has already achieved cult status, this guy packs the same ol’ benefits in a cute-sized tube that fits just right in your palm (and your pocket). Plus, it’s a great choice for on-the-go touch-ups and is perfectly priced at Rs 299, so you can spend some bucks and keep one in your purse, one in the car, one by your desk....

Here’s the thing about this fan fave product that makes it ‘The perfect start for a flawless, professional makeup finish’. Featuring a mousse-like consistency, the cashmere-soft formula instantly delivers a flawless matte finish, sans that shiny, cakey, patchy feel. Because it contains Silica and Zinc Oxide as its key ingredients, it blurs pores to near invisibility, brightens and plumps skin, softens blemishes, and also improves inflammatory conditions like acne, making the primer a God send for the normal, oily, combination, and acne-prone skin club. 

Supremely lightweight in nature, it conceals imperfections like a pro, leaves skin silky smooth, and keeps even the slickest complexions feeling comfortable for hours. Although the formula has a peachy pink hue, it doesn’t leave behind any kind of tell-tale cast on skin. Put it on after sunscreen, tap, and blend it in and you'll notice that even at 12 o’ clock in the noon, your foundation looks just as good as it did when you first applied it. 

Oh yeah, and then there’s the many ways in which it can be used to make life hella easier. Yes, a primer can do a lot more than you ever thought…more than prepping your skin and keeping your makeup in place for longer. Curious to know unconventional primer hacks? Go on mademoiselle, take notes!

#1. Less is more

Remember the golden rule: You don’t need to pile layer upon layer of this stuff on your face—it’ll only lead to pilling or patchiness under your foundation. A small dime-to-nickel size amount is all it takes to get the job done. Also, because a brush will only drag it around, use your fingers to gently massage it over the face.

#2. Perk up your peepers (and lids)

When lightly patted around the eyes and on the lids, a primer checks not one, two, but four makeup goals—it prevents your eyeshadow from creasing or falling, softens fine lines and wrinkles, counteracts general dullness, and also keeps your concealer from caking.

#3. Flaunt major lash power

Full, fluffy, feathery lashes you say? Just layer the primer under your mascara to get those doll-like lashes you’ve always wanted.  

#4. Stop lipstick from bleeding

If you don’t have a lip primer around, pat the formula on your lips before swiping on a lippie, and then run a flat-tipped lip brush to keep your lipstick from feathering or settling into lines.

#5. Take your brows from OW to WOW 

You don’t need to spritz a setting spray to tame unruly, bushy brows. Just take a smidge of primer on a spoolie and brush it through your brows to lock every hair in place and look as neat as a new pin. 

#6. DIY an instant cream blush

Cocktail the primer with your cream eyeshadow or lipstick to take your look from drab to fab—we’re talking about a complexion that glistens with a healthy pop of color.

#7. Cover up makeup mishaps

Instead of feeling completely at sea over smudged mascara or eyeshadow, simply clear the mess by sweeping a clean cotton swab dipped in the formula over the fallout.
PRO TIP: Use the same trick to sharpen and clean up feline flicks. You’re welcome.

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