Your Favorite Primer?

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  1. soandsos

    soandsos New Member

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    I have fallen in love with Givenchy's Mister Mat to have underneath of my mineral foundation. It actually does a considerable job at controlling my shine during the day.
     
  2. FrenchCactus

    FrenchCactus Vogue Paris Intern

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    I use Caudalie Eau de Beauté before applying my daycream. I'm not sure it's categorized as a primer, but it smoothens my skin and gives me a glowing complexion, and it's really good at making the make-up stay in place. I used to wear a Giorgio Armani primer, but Caudalie works better for me.
     
  3. soandsos

    soandsos New Member

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    If it has smoothing capabilities it may be!
     
  4. loonaka

    loonaka Active Member

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    I use Banila Co Prime Primer for dry skin..I really like it.
     
  5. The_Ida

    The_Ida In Bloom

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    I don't use primer :shifty:
     
  6. DarkChyld

    DarkChyld New Member

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    I use Laura Mercier's Foundation Primer- Oil Free. I had stopped using it for a while. My skin is more smooth now when I use it. It also makes taking off makeup a breeze. It disappears faster than before when I was just layering with moisturizer. My skin is in better shape.
     
  7. Mindbear

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    Currently i'm liking using Soap and Glory - CLEAR HERE mattifying primer. I also love using NARS primer too.
     
  8. 99 Apples

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    I use that L'Oreal Studio secrets primer in the little pink pot. it's really great and only about $12 or $13.
     
  9. lola belle

    lola belle lovely but empty

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    For eyes, I like Urban Decay Shadow Primer Potion, though as a makeup artist I've heard many rave reviews about Too Faced Shadow Insurance. MAC Paint Pots in a colour close to your skin tone are also wonderful primers. I use Painterly. As for face primers, I'm all about Smashbox ... totally forget what the product's called, but all of them are wonderful.
     
  10. loonaka

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    Yeah I use Urban Decay Shadow Primer Potion too, the only thing I don't like about it is that you have to depot it...
     
  11. The_Ida

    The_Ida In Bloom

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    ^They have a new version of it, it comes in a tube with the same wand as the original...so you can get all the product out :D
     
  12. Glauca

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    I use Le Blanc (Chanel) or That Gal (Benefit)
     
  13. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    I'm trying to find an affordable primer. I do like Smashbox, but I'm looking at E.L.F... does anybody have affordable primer recommendations?
     
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    I like UDPP and Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer.
     
  15. shoegal87

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    has anyone tried nars primers?
     
  16. brokenenglish

    brokenenglish Deep Red Bells

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    Laura Mericer Foundation Primer for my face
    Too Faced Shadow Insurance for my lids
    Love them both to death.
     
  17. 99 Apples

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    I don't wear a foundation since I don't really get blemishes, but I'm oily so I do need a mattefier which usually comes in primer form.

    Sephora's Anti-Shine primer is the best I've tried and it's also among the cheapest. The l'Oreal drugstore primer is decent and $12.99 at my CVS, so I think $18 for the Sephora brand is pretty good. proactiv's mattefying gel is good too and lasts a while, but a little pricier at $22 the last I checked.

    has anyone heard of using milk of magnesia as a primer? It's something like $3 and I've heard it's great at controlling oil, I just wonder about the cumulative effects of magnesium on the face. plus I worry it would water down my spf.
     
  18. laisla

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    L'Oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer
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    its like Jesus in a jar.

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
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    Cant believe I ever wore eye makeup without this stuff.

    boots.com
     
  19. Erin

    Erin Iowa Girl Loves Fashion

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    I have NOT heard of this! I'd be interested in knowing if it works, as well.

    A primer question: Do I apply it before or after my moisturizer? Is it primer, moisturizer, tinted moisturizer? Or moisturizer, primer, tinted moisturizer? I can't believe I've gone through life without using primers. :doh:
     
  20. laisla

    laisla New Member

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    ^You don't need to use both a moisturiser and a primer unless you have particularly dry skin. If you are going to wear both then just apply moisturiser to the driest parts of your face and then wait a good 20-30 minutes before applying the primer.
     

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