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i personally dont use it that often, except on special occasions. i hav dry skin, so my makeup stays put all day; but my mom has oily skin, so she needs a mattifying primer to make her face a dry, smooth, canvas. i think primers a must for oily-skinned gals 😀

I do. I have normal to dry skin but with my job I am constantly going. I work 9 to 12 hour shifts and rarely have time to think about touching up my makeup.

I do not use a face primer. I haven’t found one that I particularly like. I find a good moisturizer sufficient as my face (thanks to the clarisonic) is now normal to dry.

I don’t find it *necessary*, but I use primer on a near-daily basis because it helps my makeup apply smoothly and look better once it’s on, and it assures that I basically don’t have to worry about my makeup wearing off it I touch my face or end up being out and about all day. I have normal-to-dry skin as well, and while my makeup doesn’t routinely wear off, it’s nice to not have to think about it. Also, I use a tone-correcting primer, so it helps my skintone look more even than foundation alone.

Yes, with my uneven skin, I find it necessary to wear a primer. Not only does it help my makeup go on smoother but it also helps keep it in place all day.

Actually, I do use a primer about 85% of the time and when I don’t there is a significant difference in the wear and durability of my mineral makeup.

I always wear a primer when applying foundation – I use either Smashbox or Mac primer. I have oily skin, but I just find that my foundation application is a lot easier when I wear a primer. I find I have a lot more streaks without primer, and it won’t blend well or spread if I don’t wear it – especially with Mac Pro Longwear and Studio fix fluid foundations. Apart from that, I find that foundation wears better and longer with primer.

I have dry skin but I use face primer every day , Smashbox Photofinish … Maybe I could get away without it but I think my makeup stays on longer if I have a primer on.

I have normal to dry skin, so not at all. What I really need is a good moisturize (right now I’m using When Hope is Not Enough by Philosophy) right before I apply my foundation. The longest I’ve worn foundation is from 8am, overnight, to 12 noon the next day–and it lasted on my face without a primer, even though it was a drugstore foundation.

Drugstore foundation is completely underrated in terms of longevity. The problem is that you can test to find a color match.

I do! I use the “Magic Perfecting Base” From Loreal. Pretty good, cept it’s heavy! Although the victorias secret hd pro primer (or whatever it’s called) is quite amazing.

I have combination/oily skin and I use MUFE HD primer in clear/original everyday. With it my makeup lasts about 12 hours, which is much longer than it does on days I don’t wear the primer. I highly recommend this primer for those with oily skin.

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