Monday, September 28th, 2009

Choose or Lose

How often do you wear your face primer?

  • Only for special occasions (33%, 201 Votes)
  • Everyday! (27%, 168 Votes)
  • Most days of the week (22%, 132 Votes)
  • Once or twice a week (13%, 77 Votes)
  • Other - I'll tell you in the comments! (5%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 613

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16 thoughts on “Choose or Lose: How often do you wear your face primer?

  1. I have several I like. I use MUFE Hi Def Green primer. It cancels the red my skin throws. I sometimes mix it with BE Prime Time or Tarte’s pyto primer. I don’t think my skin looks good without it. :)

  2. Hanna

    I actually never wear a face primer.
    I use to use the Smashbox photo finish but disliked it and ever since I just never use one. It’s just another thing to put on my skin and I have a feeling that a face primer will will not let my skin breathe..?

  3. Ashley

    Seeing as I no longer even bother with foundation, I do not wear primers haha. All the ones I have tried (Smashbox Photofinish Light, Cargo blu_ray liquid one, Tarte’s primer, a MUFE primer, one of the Bare Minerals primers, LORAC, GOSH, possibly a few more I can’t remember) have either not worked or broken me out, so I find that looking for a good primer is not worth my time right now. I’d much rather find a good moisturizer that can double as a primer (I am looking into trying the new Biore one, in the SkinPreservation line).

    I’m fine without foundation though. Let them see my occasional zits, my faint acne scars, and flushed, uneven face! I’m happy enough with my skin that I don’t need foundation. But I am looking into trying some concealers for my nose (broken capillaries) and for under-eye circles (something to brighten them up).

  4. Marina

    Never. They’re all silicone-based and i’m allergic to silicone.

  5. Sass

    MAC Matte everyday.

  6. Bridgette

    I didn’t use a primer before until I saw most videos on youtube saying how a primer helps your make up last longer. So I tried Smashbox and I hated it. I tried Korres and I loved it! Primer is a must for me in my make up routine.

  7. Anytime I wear makeup I’ll use a primer. I’m actually still trying to find one that will work well with my oily skin. I’ve tried so many different kinds it’s not even funny.

  8. Avatar of Melody Melody

    I use MAC Prep & Prime SPF 50 every day and I love it!

  9. christi

    I always prime my skin with a tinted moisturizer (Covergirl) and it’s always worked for me. I recently bought Too Faced Perfectly Poreless primer and I’m still deciding on whether or not i like it, love it, or can live without it. It certainly makes my skin feel smoother, and it holds my makeup in place for longer. But, I’m not used to the silicone feel, so that’s the only drawback.

    But yeah, I prime my skin everyday with tinted moisturizer (with SPF)!

  10. Ruth

    I don’t wear face makeup, so obviously I don’t wear primer.

  11. Helena

    I don’t actually own one, so…never! :p

  12. Nicci

    I have used Smashbox, Kanebo, Sisley, and La Prairie. I liked the one from La Prairie the best but I wasn’t going to spend $115 on primer of all things. I don’t use any right now plus at times I get too lazy.

  13. I might use it a few times a week, but not as part of my regular routine. I use MAC Prep Prime Protect with SPF50 every once in awhile to even out my skin texture post-breakouts. Ive also used this for special events, such as weddings since the SPF is very high. It does help smooth the appearance of any marks and little lines.

    For everyday use though, a bit of MAC Strobe Cream or Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15 before I brush on a bit of foundation. They are kind of like primers, but they are more so moisturizers.

  14. Erin

    I never use a primer. I am lucky to have good skin and a primer seems to conceal that.

  15. chris

    can’t, it clogs my pores so badd