5 Face Creams which can be used as Primers

Hey there!

How are you all doing? Today we are taking about Make up primers and a few of our regular face creams that can act as primers. So lets first understand what primers are.

Primers are used as base before applying foundation or concealer to face. They help in moisturizing facial skin and making it smooth for the makeup to apply effortlessly, also it helps the make up last long. Few primers also minimize pores and make skin look even more flawless. So it is must to apply a good primer before doing any makeup, let it be natural or full glam look.

Now, there are good primers available in market but for those who cant get their hands on primers for any reason, there are easy alternatives which are very easily available in market.You can also use your regular face moisturisers as primers. I have picked 5 good options which can replace your primer and do a equally good job.

Himalaya moisturizer

This is a very good option for normal to oily skin. Its a gel based formula which smoothens skin and helps makeup glides easily.


Patanjali Aloevera gel

This is again good for all skin types. Its completely gel based and moisturises skin well. It also acts as natural sunscreen. Your makeup will look flawless with this base.


Lotus Moisturiser

This is one moisturiser which I spoke a lot about in almost all my recent posts. This is a multi purpose cream with SPF 25 and good moisturising formula and acts as a good primer too. It has a little tint which helps correct flaws a bit.


Lacto Calamain

As far as I know this is the most used cream in India. Many people are still loyal to this cream because of it benefits. This is again a multi purpose  cream which helps treating pimple, sunburn, rashes and some minor skin issues. This has good moisturizing formula which helps makeup stay long.

BB/CC Creams

BB and CC creams are basically low in coverage so they act as good primers too. They can be worn as it is or as a primer. Pick up something with SPF and you’re good to go.


With this we complete the 5 face cream options which can act as primers. In addition to this there is one more option which is basically not a cream but its a highly raved product.

Nivea after shave balm

I have never used this as primer but many of you already know that its most raved product in the world and it approved by many beauty gurus. So if you don’t mind trying a post shave balm you can give it a shot.


That’s it for now guys. Let me know what primer alternatives you use that will help all of us discover new products. Also please follow me in all my social media linked below😃

You can write your queries at beautyelixir03@gmail.com
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jenny says:

    Great post!! I always think of cream/moisturizer as a separate step from primer! This is such a time saver.

    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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    1. Beauty Elixir says:

      Hi jenny… Off course moisturizing is a separate step and primer has to be followed by it. These creams which I mentioned help does the same job as primers in case if your primer is unavailable. 😃

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