Prep your skin
Make sure you prep your skin before applying your primer. Start off with cleansing and exfoliating your face to get rid of any excess oil and dead skin cells. Then, tone your face to restore natural PH level and tighten enlarged pores. Finish off by moisturizing your face and apply your primer. By prepping your skin, you are removing any barrier of oil, dead skin cells and dirt that may come in the way and cause your primer to function poorly.
Use less primer
Many people believe in the misconception that if you apply more primer, your skin will look more flawless. Makeup artists, however, urge makeup users to apply only a peasize amount of primer. Even if you use the best primer for dry skin, applying too much primer may create an unabsorbed layer on your skin that will move your make-up around or peel. With primers, less is more!