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It is a regular part. I use the Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, which I consider more like a skin care product for me than just a primer. I don’t use it to extend wear, but to add moisture and help smooth out my skin.

Absolutely. I need my foundation to last from 8am to 7pm each day, and now Illamasqua’s satin primer makes my makeup last but also gives me the dewy finish I like.

I only use it when I wear regular foundation, which is for special occasions. My skins not too oily, nor too dry, so I don’t typically have issues with my foundation not lasting. I do have larger pores, so I’ll use a primer to “spackle” the areas where I have that issue.

Most days, I just opt for a TM (Garnier BB Cream & Aveeno are my current faves), and/or a mineral powder foundation, and occasionally a bit of concealer.

I think if primers had been more prevalent when I was younger, I likely would have used them, as my skin was somewhat on the oilier side.

Mostly I use primer when a) I remember and b) I need makeup to last and look good for a long time. The combination of these two things doesn’t happen often. I use Hourglass Mineral Veil primer, mostly.

I do use it every day, unless I forget to use it. I tend to be more oily and when I work 8 hours straight I like my face to stay put. I use Smashbox photofinish primer or monistat chaffing gel =)

Face primer is part of my regular routine, and I use Too Faced Primed and Poreless with the bronze tint. I’m naturally getting more pale as overcast weather sets in and I stay inside more, so the bronze primer allows me to keep using my summer foundation. I have a clear Palladio primer to use when I have to start using my winter foundation.

It depends if it’s my daytime or nighttime routine.

During the day, my antioxidant serum and sunscreen are already two additional layers with which my very oily skin has to manage; although the water- and transfer-resistant capacities of sunscreen does keep shine from coming through. So no during the day.

However, I find that using a primer (keep in mind that for most people any moisturizer/serum-type product can be a primer) in my nighttime routine helps extend the longevity and overall look of the rest of the face makeup (in place of my sunscreen).

Anything that’s very oil-controlling works fine. Some good products include the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, Smashbox Anti-Shine, or the OC Eight Mattifying Gel. The Paula’s Choice Shine Stopper is also decent.

I’m planning to order Smashbox Anti-Shine next month. It’s my birthday month so I decided that I’d order it in November and get the “birthday gift” too. I use Smashbox Light and while I like it, I still could use more oil control in my t-zone than it offers.

I hope you like it! I’m just a little disappointed that it’s only available from Smashbox.com. For some reason, this product was pulled from Sephora, Ulta, and Nordstrom. 🙁

I actually ran out of primer recently and started wearing foundation without it for a while to see what happened – pores, pores everywhere!! I definitely need one and use one every day.

Oh no, I’m HORRIBLE like that! I used face primer for the first time during my trip to Taipei this summer, as the heat and humidity were hard on my BB cream. It helped for sure, but once back in a less challenging climate I promptly forgot all about it! I’m fine most of the time though, or at least so I think 🙂

Ever since I read the raving reviews of Korres’ on Temptalia, it has become part of my routine whenever I’m wearing foundation. It works such wonders on my dehydrated skin that I can’t imagine going without primer ever again.

Face primer isn´t part of my daily routine, I only use it when my skin needs to look perfect throughout the day without the foundation wearing off or something. I have a sample size of the Smashbox Photoready Primer which is quite good and a MAC one (can´t recall the name) that I don´t really use.

Not at all ! Today I am wearing Chanel Tumulte and Dior lipstick Diorling without any primer. Long-lasting and easy to wear. Sometimes I do wear a primer on the lips or eyelids but my makeup is often simple, just a high end blush on the cheeks and a pretty lipstick. You were right Christine The Grand Bal lipsticks are gorgeous, luxurious texture and beautiful pigments ( I took 3 : Marilyn, Diva and Diorling I love them !)

Yes it is, if I’m wearing foundation (as opposed to BB cream or tinted foundation). Actually, now and again, I’ll wear primer (Lise Watier’s, Clarins or Hourglass) without any foundation because it does give a really nice look to my skin and the Hourglass one has SPF.

Oops – I meant “tinted moisturizer”. It was too early in the morning when I typed my message – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Everyday underneath my powder foundation. Revlon’s PhotoReady Perfecting Primer is amazing! Much lighter in texture than many high-end brands but still super rich and has the nicest velvety matte finish.

I use it everyday during the week! As I’m gone from 8-10 hours a day at work, I need a little more than moisturizer to keep my makeup in place and fresh-looking while controlling my oily t-zone. Most days, I use moisturizer all over my face and then Cover FX Clearprep Matte Primer on my t-zone. It also helps control breakouts so that’s a huge plus for me!

On my days off, sometimes I’ll just wear moisturizer or sometimes just Philosophy’s The Present Clean Makeup just to even out my skin.

I always use either a primer with spf or a sunscreen that doubles as a primer. I feel more protected from the sun and it just feels better that there’s something between my skin and my foundation. I alternately use that of Clinique, The Face Shop and Biore.

Occasionally. I tend to use facial serums that could also serve as a smoothing primer (Like The Vitamin C one from The Body Shop, or most serums from Paula’s Choice)

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