Face Primer Recommendations? All Brands Welcome!

Shanneran

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thanks for the heads up.. i def. wont waste my money on this then.. lol... its always hard to say... can anyone rec some good face primers???
 

depecher

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I just got Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer To Go from sephora.com. It's a travel size 0.5 ounce bottle. It was $14.50 and I LOVE it.
 

macaddictgirlie

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What is the best primer?

I know I just asked a question two or three days ago but I have lots of questions and you ladies know so much
. I have never had a problem with large pores until I started using Mineral Foundations. I use Bare Minerals now because I like it the best but I noticed it with others as well. Anyway, I have been using the Bare Minerals Skin Rever Upper and don't really like it. I was wondering what the best primer is out there for making pores look smaller. I have acne prone skin so keep that in mind. Thank you so much.
 

neyugNneiL

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I love my Bare Minerals so much also! The trick to mineral makeup, I've learned, is to make sure your skin is well moisturized before applying the foundation. Sometimes if I feel my skin is having an off day, I'll moisturize and then apply Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. It's that clear silicone-y stuff that smoothes out your complexion--Victoria's Secret, DHC, and Sephora also has products similar to the Smashbox.
 

macaddictgirlie

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Thank you for the info. I have it narrowed down to either Smashbox's or The Present Primer from Philosophy. I'll have to head out to Sephora soon and check them out. Thanks again.
 

asteffey

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i like smashbox too. i use adjust (green one) b/c i have some red blotchiness. I wish mac had color ones because i really like the texture of MAC P+P more than smashbox. I have combination skin and MAC makes me less shiny.
 

bellaetoile

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smashbox photo finish, although lately i've just been using moisturizer (studio moisture fix or strobe cream) underneath my studio fix fluid, then using loose blot powder with fix+ and and msf and i'm good to go. my makeup still stays on all day. but on the rare occasion i do use a foundation primer (under studio tech or moistureblend) i stick with smashboxes. its pricier, yes, but i think it lasts longer, and the look and feel is SO much nicer, IMO, than the mac prep and prime. i have triend the prep and prime lash, lip, face, and eye, and really have not been impressed by any of them..
 

brandi

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idk but i like MAC's prep and prime face! makes everything a bit more smoother! but there is some people who dont like it... depends on you... ive heard people breaking out and things like that but it works just fine for me...
 

ballerino

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Anna Sui Foundation Primer

Hi all

I recently ordered the Anna Sui foundation primer off Strawberrynet.com (omg the best site ever, free postage and random free giveaways to orders over $25!!! I had a stile E/s and a estee l/s given to me for free!!!!)
Has anyone ever used this primer before? Is it any good??
Thanks!

-Damian
 

ballerino

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thanks, i cant see it being bad, i cant imagine its easy to stuff up a silicone based primer...not much can go wrong, i hope! Using it on a bride next week!
 

gracetre123

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Foudation primer...

What do you use as a fondation primer??? I'm being using Laura Geller, it's work's great, but I have a lot of acne scars, have you tried any better that can help me???

thanks
 

baby_love

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Re: Foudation primer...

I really like Smashbox photo finish foundation primer. it makes your skin super soft and ready for foundation. I also think that Laura Mercier Silk Cream is a wonderful foundation to use with this primer.
 

..kels*

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Re: Foudation primer...

the only one i've ever used is smashbox photofinish. i can't say enough good things about it! it makes my skin so soft & smooth, & my foundation applies evenly over top of it.
 

Holly

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Re: Foudation primer...

I've tried both the Laura Geller spackle primer, and I own the smashbox photofinish primer. I adoore the Smashbox PFP, it's silicone based so it goes on extremely smooth, it makes your face SO soft, you barely need to use any at all, and it just holds your foundation in place, and like kels said, your foundation will apply smoothly overtop it. Love it!
 

Caderas

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Re: Foudation primer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Holly
I've tried both the Laura Geller spackle primer, and I own the smashbox photofinish primer. I adoore the Smashbox PFP, it's silicone based so it goes on extremely smooth, it makes your face SO soft, you barely need to use any at all, and it just holds your foundation in place, and like kels said, your foundation will apply smoothly overtop it. Love it!

i second this! laura gellar's spackle actually makes my skin just clogged. but the smashbox is very smooth and glides on so well. depending on your foundation/powder going on top, it should help cover the scars pretty well!
 

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