Glow Guide

Are primers just frippery or are they like supportive Spanx for the face?

Some primers work, while others do not seem to do much

Worn underneath make-up, primers are meant to be like body-contouring underwear that enhance the main frock.

Primers, which can be used for the face, eyelids, eyelashes and lips, provide a base for foundation and make-up to cling to, so it glides on more smoothly and lasts longer.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 30, 2018, with the headline 'To prime or not to prime?'. Print Edition | Subscribe