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    Re: A good face primer?

    Primers are usually just to keep your makeup on longer and make it glide on smoothly and fill in pores and lines but there are tinted ones like green to get rid of redness and ones for sallow skin too. Some of them are supposed to brighten and some make the skin more matte.
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    Re: A good face primer?

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    Not saying that money is an issue for you, but I've found that the older I get, the more annoyed I get about buying products that I end up using only once or twice and they end up sitting in a drawer somewhere.


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    Re: A good face primer?

    Smashbox' Photo Finish primer makes my skin look and feel really smoothed-out, so my foundation goes on (& looks) super-smooth! Nothing else I've tried yet comes close.

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    Re: A good face primer?

    I got smashbox photo on Ebay for $20, but the seller doesn't know if she can get it out to me by this friday (ordered it yesterday).

    Where do I get monistat chafing gel? It's powder, right? Does it look cakey?

    Thank you!

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    Re: A good face primer?

    No, Monistat is a gel. Its in the feminine hygiene aisle.

    I've heard people really raving about Camilla Rose Primer.

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    Re: A good face primer?

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    Where do I get monistat chafing gel? It's powder, right? Does it look cakey?

    In the same aisle you'd get your tampons and condoms!
    Try looking in drugstores, K-mart, Wal-mart and supermarkets.

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    **Best Face Primer**

    So what is your favourite face primer??
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

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    And I'd suggest compiling a list of possibles, and then heading off to Makeup Alley and reading reviews. That's what I did and how I ended up with Bare Essentials' Prime Time.

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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    My favorite primer is Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel.
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    MAC prep & prime face all over my face, not eyes or lips. and MAC Matte Cream in my Tzone for oil control!

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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    moistat chafing gel, def!
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    smashbox photofinish primer with spf, makes my makeup last forever

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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    monistat chaffing gel!
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    i'll put my 2 cents-monistat
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

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    Thanks so much for the list.. I tried the search option and ended up with loads of posts.. and was short of time.I couldnt find a sticky for face primers anyways thanks for the links
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

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    And I'd suggest compiling a list of possibles, and then heading off to Makeup Alley and reading reviews. That's what I did and how I ended up with Bare Essentials' Prime Time.


    Yeah you are right , I went through all the links suggested by browneyedbaby and found alot of people use monistat and smash box.Very few people said they use prep and prime so am still confused

    *Heads off to Makeup Alley to narrow down the search for a good face primer

    Thank U Twinkle_Twinkle
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

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    smashbox photofinish primer with spf, makes my makeup last forever

    i tried smashbox foundation primer spf 15 and light...cant decide which one i should stick with put half on each side of my face...noticed the spf 15 was a tad bit greasier, and ive got oily skin have u tried both??

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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    Perfekt"s Skin Perfection Gel! pricey but worth every penny!
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

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    Thanks so much for the list.. I tried the search option and ended up with loads of posts.. and was short of time.I couldnt find a sticky for face primers anyways thanks for the links

    No problem, hope you find one that works for you! I use and LOVEEEEE Smashbox, my make-up is perfect atm (9.35pm) and I put it on at 8am. I've used Nars (ok, not great) and MAC Prep & Prime which was a real let down... dried out my skin and went super patchy!

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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    Almost any skin prep with silicone in it will help youre make up look better and stay longer.

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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    Clinique Pore Minimizer... I tried moisturizer + milk of magnesium for awhile but it got greasy after awhile, maybe cuz it was 'cheap' store brand milk of magnesium? lol Anyhoo, Clinique Pore Minimizer all the way! You only need it on your T-zone (if you have an oily face like me)
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    I have a few favorites, depends on $$!!

    1.) Laura Mercier is supposed to be glorious , but very pricey.

    2.) I use Smashbox photofinish, feels great and they have colour correcting primers as well.

    3.) Make up forever primers have many perks; colour correcting, SPF proof and they are primers that moisturize 2 in 1!

    4.) That gal feels refreshing, reduces redness and can be used under make up as a primer or over skin for a nice glow and skin refresh.


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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

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    i tried smashbox foundation primer spf 15 and light...cant decide which one i should stick with put half on each side of my face...noticed the spf 15 was a tad bit greasier, and ive got oily skin have u tried both??

    Dunno if you still need help with this but.. I have very dry skin and have both these products, as well as the original formula. Even with my dry skin, I still have never really enjoyed how the Smashbox Photo Finish (with and without SPF 15) feel as much as I like the Light. Even though the SPF 15 and original feel smoother they also feel too slick to me, and I have dry skin. A bunch of my friends also prefer the Light to the other, heavier formulas and most of them have oily skin. I'd def stick with the Light, I just feel like it makes makeup stay on longer and go on smoother.

    Annnd I've tried Laura Mercier foundation primer. I'm a huge fan of her foundations, but to be honest.. the foundation primer was a waste of money. It doesn't do anything for longevity purposes and doesn't smooth your skin that well, like a primer should. It does boast a ton of antioxidants, but other than that I'm not a fan.
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    I'm a smashbox girl when it comes to face primer.

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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    There are so many.

    I absolutely love Shiseido's Make-Up Smoothing Veil Primer the most out of the many I have tried.

    The cheapest primer you'll find (even cheaper than chaffing gel) is by "Cheap Wednesday" cosmetics. Although I haven't tried Cheap Wednesday primer, I've heard wonderful things about it.
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    Re: **Best Face Primer**

    I wouldn't do without my Smashbox Photo Finish. LOVE IT!
    I haven't tried Monistat, but I think I might because SOOO many people use it and love it so much. Plus, the cheapest!

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    Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer?

    Has anyone used this product yet? I'm still on a hunt for a good affordable face primer. I've tried Monistat and it broke me out like crazy If you've used this Revlon primer can you please share your thoughts and experience? I couldn't find any info on my search, the site keeps freezing on me



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    Re: Revlon Beyond Natural Smoothing Primer?

    I read on another forum that it's pretty much a love or hate product. Half for either way so it might be worth a try. I'm trying it after my other ones run out.
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