i still dont know if i am convinced or not by face primers.. need to try some more..
what would u say is the best face primer out there to control oiliness and make liquid foundation last longer?
My favorite HG primer for everyday is Arbonne's Makeup Primer! It works great with my skin and makes my makeup look flawless and last SOOOO long. PM me if you want details, as you have to order through a consultant. It isn't available in stores.
When I do my stage makeup for work, lately I have been using Benefit's the POREfessional. It makes my face VERY matte and controls the oil, but I haven't tried it for everyday since it seems a little drying on my normal/combination skin. But, if you have super oily skin, that may be exactly what you're looking for! So definitely give it a try. http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/the-porefessional
You can't order from Arbonne's website unless you are registered as a client. That is done through Arbonne Consultants. I would be happy to pass on the info if anyone wanted to try the Arbonne Primer. I personally use it everyday and think it's great!
I also have had wonderful results with Benefit's POREfessional primer, I just think it's a little drying on me for everyday use. But definitely great for Summer and when I'm on stage. It holds up great against heat and oily/sweaty skin! My skin runs normal/combination. If someone has naturally oily skin, the Benefit primer would probably work perfectly. I can't judge the Arbonne Primer on oily skin, since I don't have that skin type. But lots of people use it and love it. It's their #1 Seller.
I find that gel base primers just make my foundation slide off my face by the end of the day. I'm a big fan of make up for ever hd primer and hourglass's mineral veil primer. I also like lancome's visionnaire as a primer but it is so dang expensive!
I am a primer lover. They help make my makeup last by keeping my oil production down (nothing can stop it), and to smooth out imperfections and disguise my giant pores. IMO MAC Matte cream is more of a quick fix for photo shoots and not something that will hold up for everyday use. My faves for oil control MAC Face Protect SPF 50, Smashbox Photofinish Light, Peter Thomas Roth Anti Shine Gel (use in T-Zone only). Urban Decay's De-Slick in a Tube works ok as well however its not a fav because I find that I need to apply a more slippery primer over it otherwise a smooth foundation application can be difficult. I have also heard great things about Dr. Brandt's Pores No More. I visit Sephora occasionally to get primer samples to test before I buy.
I completely adore the Korres Face Primer. I previously tried MAC Prep+Prime, Smashbox Photo Finish (various formulas), Benefit The POREfessional.......the Korres primer tops all of them in my book! I have combination/oily skin and it truly keeps my makeup looking fabulous all day (no touch-ups). The formula does not contain silicone and I think it really sets it apart. It's also very lightweight, absorbs quickly, and has a very faint fragrance.
I am really liking the Smashbox Photofinish with Dermoxy complex (its the pink one). It goes on colorless. It has the advantage of SB Photofinish in that it helps smooth out pores and help make up last but it has the added benefit of SPF. You have to let it set & not use too much or it slips too much, but it is the best primer with SPF so far I have tried. That being said, I have not tried the new MAC BB Cream, I am hoping it can replace SB as my HG since it has better SPF/coverage.
I like the Boscia primer too almost as much as SB, and it is much less expensive price per ounce, but it has no SPF. This is an issue for me as the primer goes between my moisturizer and before my foundation unless I can skip one of those and I don't want any "dilution" of my SPF either way.
I've been using Smashbox Photo Finish for awhile now and I'm not too happy with it anymore.. I have very oily skin in my T-Zone, and it helps control that great, however it does not help with getting my foundation to LAST.
I'm nearing the end of my tube, so I will be making the trip to Sephora this week to try out some of the recs on this page
Anyone have suggestions on primer's they have used that have made their foundation last long?