July 14, 2012 at 10:52 pm #181238
I use clinique stay matte foundation and clinique perfectly real pressed powder. So far I am really happy with clinique, but I was talking to a consultant today about getting a primer. I guess clinique does not make a primer, which I found surprising. I inquired about their BB cream because I had heard that it could be used as a primer, but the consultant advised against that. I left somewhat happy, but a little frustrated about the primer issue. I really needed a primer, so I stopped by MAC to ask about their primer and the consultant showed me a product with a shimmer to it, which I did not care for. The consultant was sure that the shimmer did not show under foundation, but it did not really matter because she was pretty much done with me when I asked her if I could use it with another line. In search of a good primer I went to Sephora and ended up purchasing their line matifiante anti-shine foundation primer. So this is where I am at with the primer issue, I will try this one and if it does not work keep searching.July 15, 2012 at 7:34 am #181245
That does sound frustrating. I haven’t used many of the high-end primers. I personally use Monistat anti-chafing gel and it works well for me, so far as I know. (I have combo/oily skin.) Plus I can just pick it up at my neighborhood drug store me likes. Wish I could be of more help. Good luck with your search . I read on another post that Marlena likes the Palladio primer, so maybe try that?July 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm #181312
Monistat anti-chaffing gel actually works quit well for a primer. It also depends on what kind of skin type you have. Palladio is very good and inexpensive buy if you have oily skin I would probably skip it. Some other really good ones are Too Faced Primed and Poreless, Benefit’s Porefessional Primer is good as well. I really like the Too Faced one the most.July 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm #181314
I recommend benefit porefessional primer or the loreal studiosecrets primer the mac one may have been strobe cream? It looks nice under foundation if that’s what she showed you but I can’t say it’s any good as a primer you can also find moisturisers that now act as primers too like embriolisse moisturiser but the best I’ve tried is the benefit one it’s good for most skin types and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines it’s great to use alone too I wouldn’t recommend using a bb cream as a primer under foundation as this is too many layers make sure you focus foundation mostly where you need it and keep the best parts of your skin natural also you can get a spray form of primer used before and/or after foundation by urban decay they have de slick for oily skin and all nighter which are both good there’s also the dewy one great to spritz after powder to make skin look more natural too these are all great!July 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm #181318
Currently, im using NYX photo-loving primer, and i’m absolutely loving it… also, another one of my favs is the l’oreal studio secrets magic perfecting base (feels like you’re rubbing silk on your face, love it)
Forget the expensive, high-end brands, head to your drugstore!July 16, 2012 at 2:04 am #181341
I wouldn’t try the mac primers. I got a lot of little acne on my cheeks from it so I stopped using it. And I went back to using the Lancome base. It is so soft on your skin and its even good enough so that you don’t really need foundation if you choose to leave it out. It is a bit on the expensive side its about $42 I believe. But its well worth it. =)July 26, 2012 at 11:51 am #183344
I also use monistat anti chaffing gel as a primer. I’ve tried smash box, Mac, Laura Mercier, and I always go back to the anti chaffing gel. Cliniques BB Cream will work as a primer, but it will give you a little more coverage. It might end up feeling and looking too heavy IMHO.July 26, 2012 at 12:28 pm #183347
I use Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, which i think is the best primer. It makes your pores look smaller and fills in any fine lines you may have and provides the smoothest canvas for your foundation.July 30, 2012 at 9:16 pm #183902
Well, there are loads of primers in the market, with different purposes and ingredients, so the first step is to know what do you need from your primer and what type of skin you have.
Do you need a primer just to make your make up last longer? Do you need it to help camouflage your pores and fine lines? Do you need to color correct anything? Do you have acne prone skin? Do you want some kind of “glow from within” radiance?
After knowing what do you need from a primer and what type of skin you have it’s easier to name some products that may be right for you .
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