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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.. water-resistant.. 100% free of fragrance, oil, and parabens. Brightens skin
for me it’s Cover FX primer. It’s a mineral canadian brand
I used Cover FX primer for years…recently found that it was way too greasy on my skin.
for me it’s Laura Geller’s Spackle i love that stuff,the texture is nice and cooling and a tiny bit goes such a long way, it’s more of a dewy primer than that dryish finish..a close second is Smashbox Photo Finish, which has a more dry finish to me. Either one you can’t go wrong in my book.
I completely agree with both your choices!! Those are my two favorites – in that order. They both have a different texture, but are both light on your face and hold foundation so well!
Smashbox Photo Finish
Laura Geller Spackle
Smashbox, especially the purple primer. It really evens out the yellow in my face.
I love NARS makeup primer and runner up for me is the Smashbox makeup primer!
I like the MAC primer because of the fact that it also helps with oil throughout the day which makes your makeup last way longer!
I have never tried the NARS or Laura one because of the price!
I have pretty dry skin, so all I’m looking for in a primer is for it to create a nice, smooth canvas for makeup, and making liquid foundation last longer. So my favorite by default, because it’s the only one I’ve tried, is the Sephora Perfection Primer. It’s not expensive and works fine, but I want to branch out and try either their Anti-Shine primer, or another brand. Just to see.
I left out a whole sentence…the Sephora Perfection Primer is really nice, lasts forever, and has a little pinky/pearl tint to it (very subtle) that brightens skin
I have the anti-shine primer and if you have dry skin, it’s totally not for you! It’s seriously, seriously mattifying. I bought it on impulse this summer, as I was low on cash and desperately needed someting, anything, to zap my oil. Well, this did it!! I often use is just as a mattifier, sans makeup. HTH!!!
which primer where you talking about?
MAC primer with SPF 50. Thumbs up to the sun block!
MAC matte on my nose and forehead!
I totally agree..though I am in Asian country,no cold and dry season..but MAC Prep & Prime matte on my nose and forehead! i have better skin even without make-up!!!
can u imagine?! which means MAC makes my makeup so cakey that seems I am covering up my ugly skin!!!
laura gellar spackle <3
MAC Prep + Prime SPF50, it has to be the one with SPF as it’s totally different from the regular one! Have been through loads but this is the only one that works optimal for my skin. Wished that EL Idealist could work too, as it makes skin baby soft, but it breaks me out in cystic acne.
still haven’t found it yet! my skin is super oily no matter what i do!
I have only ever used one primer and I’m loving it so I haven’t changed to try another one yet, it’s by a company called GOSH and it’s their Velvet Touch Foundation Primer.
I completely mattes my face (great because I have oily skin and it lasts all day!) and makes my skin so soft and smooth!
Highly recommended to anybody who can get their hands on it,
hi fran, has it ever aggravated your skin? i have very acne prone skin and i’m a little scared to try it! But i tested it at superdrug and was amazed at how soft my hand felt 😛
no I’ve never had any problems with it and I have pretty sensitive skin in general, it’s made with Aloe Vera and says on the bottle that it doesn’t contain any perfume or preservatives!
Hope this helps hon!
My skin is super oily too,
What I have used before makeup application is Clarin’s Beauty Flash balm, its light weight and seems to work but would love to find something that controls oil, plus I have acne prone skin.
I use Laura Mercier foundation, I’m thinking about trying the primer, but I feel like a primer is too heavy in addition to foundation but I’ve never tried it so I could be wrong.
I have really oily skin and I use the LM oil-free primer…it’s nice and light Much better for my oilslick of a face than Smashbox, MAC, Monistat, or even NARS (although that one is nice too)
I have very oily and acne-prone skin. I have had my LORAC aquaPrimer for about 3 months now. AMAZING!
MAC Prep+Prime SPF50: Oil control, smooth texture, no grit, makes makeup stick like glue, protects my skin from the eeeevil UV rays… it’s perfect! I really liked Laura Geller’s Spackle before I discovered P+P, but there’s no contest.
Monistat’s Chafing Relief Powder-Gel.
Me too! Love it!
WHAT? lol. Is it that good?
Yes! Monistat’s Chafing Relief Powder Gel is wonderful..and cheapie! *L*
The LG Spackle. It’s much lighter than the Smashbox.
I haven’t tried too many… but I love Smashbox. LOVE IT. I use the green color correcter one.
I HAVE RECENTLY BEEN LOOKING INTO PRIMERS ( GETTING A FEW YEARS ON ME NOW ) BUT I HAVE NEVER USED ONE… AND DON’T KNOW ALOT ABOUT THEM. SHOULD I GO TO A COSMETIC COUNTER TO FIND THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME ? I’D LIKE TO START WITH A FAIRLY INEXSPENSIVE ONE…..WHATS THIS FOR YELLOW TONES, GREEN ETC ? I HAVE COMBO SKIN, LARGE PORES, A FEW FINE LINES STARTING TO CREEP IN, BUT PREETY CLEAR SKIN FOR THE MOST PART. CAN ANYONE HELP ME ?
Fyrinnae Rice Powder Primer is AMAZING!!!! Not only is it really affordable, but it is the only primer that keeps the oil on my nose from effecting my makeup and it keeps my makeup looking ALL day. And even though it is a powder, I can put anything, liquid, cream, whatever on top and it would look perfect!
I love this one for under my minerals
NARS Makeup Primer SPF 20. Its $33 from Sephora and works GREAT! It makes your makeup last ALL day and it keeps everything looking good. I live in Florida and it helps my makeup last through 95 to 100 degree weather, without melting or sliding off my face. It’s definatly the best primer I’ve ever used.
^ Josee, Even on oily skin?
Yea.. my skin is pretty oily around my nose and forehead area, and it still works great for me. You might need to dust on a little powder after you’ve put on all your makeup (just to absorb any oil and smooth out your skin tone), but it should work good for you. I don’t know anyone else who uses it, but on my somewhat oily skin it works fine.
Carmindy’s new luminizing primer! loooooove it!
Smashbox primer or Chanel .. but I am going to try Mac one with spf 50 next.
YSL Top Secrets. Best primer ever.
I have oily skin and this is the first primer I ever tried – plz DON’T buy this! Lovely with no foundation but not great and then with my liquid foundation on top it cakes, runs off my face just a big fat waste of $$.
Smashbox Photo Finish Light