How to Get the Most Out of Your Primer

Where would we be without primer? Probably somewhere about here:


So it’s understandable why you’re distraught when the pump on your expensive primer sputters its last breath with no warning. I’ve been there.

Like many other beauty products, the inability to squeeze more out of the bottle hardly means the bottle is completely empty.  You just have to get a little inventive.

Take my gel primer from Bare Minerals, for example. I can’t squirt any more product out—but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any left. 

Unscrewing the pump from the bottle yields a significant amount clinging to the pump and plastic bottle’s walls. And when a little primer goes a long way, this trick should keep your face primed for about a week before you’re able to make it to the store to buy another bottle.

I suppose if you really wanted to stretch the life of your primer, you could even cut the top of the container off in order to thoroughly scrape the bottle. I haven’t been this desperate tried this, but let me know if any of you have and how it’s worked out for you! My method has currently lasted four weeks.

Frugal on, my friend!


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