Face Primer Recommendations? All Brands Welcome!

Kuuipo

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Re: Help with best foundation primer, but can buy in the UK

I am finding the Olay Wrinkle Filler to be even better than Smashbox these days. Its very smooth, its full of dimethicone and antioxidants and hyaluronic acid too. It really controls the oilies. Its uber compatible with foundation. You may find your skin looking so good that a dusting of powder and a touch of bronzer are all you need. It even is a little less expensive. Now its my HG primer.

I'm leary on added SPF products. If they are chemical they have a two hour lifespan before they degrade on your skin. If there is no zinc or titanium in the sunscreen it worse than worthless, it can be a false sense of protection at very best.
 

glam8babe

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Re: Help with best foundation primer, but can buy in the UK

you can buy smashbox from many websites now (you can also get it from duty free in airports)
but GOSH cosmetics in superdrug has got a primer out which is meant to be exactly the same as smashbox's and its about £5
Chanels new primer at £25 is meant to be the best though, i checked out reviews for it
 

Kiseki

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Re: Help with best foundation primer, but can buy in the UK

I'm quite happy with Bobbi Brown's Vitamin Enriched Face Base, leaves my face feeling silky smooth and my foundations blend like a dream (Giorgio Armani Shaping Designer, SK-II's Air-Touch/Signs Transform and Estée Lauder Double Wear Light). And I'm blemish prone, it hasn't broken me out.
 

-moonflower-

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Re: Help with best foundation primer, but can buy in the UK

Is there still Sephora in the UK? If there is, their Professional Makeup base is really good, and it's pretty cheap (€15 I think) and lasts for ages.
 

Tanoushka

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Re: Help with best foundation primer, but can buy in the UK

I am using Lancome La Base Pro...funny enough you can't find it in France (weird) but it's available in the UK!! I love that stuff....putting on foundation use to be a nightmare because of my oily skin but now it's all a different story!!!
You should try it!
I hate the fact that you can't find a Sephora here!!! Good for me that i'm French and can go back to Paris anytime and fulfill my Sephora addiction!!!
 

MakeupMusic

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A good face primer?

I'm looking for a good face primer that isn't oily, isn't cakey looking (dry), just a good moisturizing face primer that will help keep the makeup on longer.

Any suggestions? (I'm in my mid 40's, so it would need to be for "older" skin care
 

GlamYOURUs

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Re: A good face primer?

MAC's prep & prime

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (check out the different combinations for different skin types)

Monistat Chafing Gel (over the counter drugstore brand gel used for chafing but works just the same as high end primers).
 

anshu7

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Re: A good face primer?

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Originally Posted by GlamYOURUs
MAC's prep & prime

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (check out the different combinations for different skin types)

Monistat Chafing Gel (over the counter drugstore brand gel used for chafing but works just the same as high end primers).



I totally agree.Monistat and smashbox
 

panda0410

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Re: A good face primer?

another vote for smashbox
Just check the different ones out in person - Smashbox have a few different formulas and not all of them may suit you.
 

Amaranth

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Re: A good face primer?

GOSH makes one that I love. It's so velvety and nice...and it's relatively cheap too, compared to the other brands.
 

browneyedbaby

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Re: A good face primer?

I hate Prep & Prime, really dries out my skin and my foundation ends up patchy. I like Nars and Smashbox.
 

MakeupMusic

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Re: A good face primer?

Primers are basically to keep the makeup on all day, correct? Do they cover up imperfections in the skin to make the skin look smooth?
 
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