Best primer for oily bride?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Which primer works best for oily brides?
    Hourglass mineral veil primer : (3 votes)
    19 %
    Smashbox photo finish foundation primer : (8 votes)
    50 %
    Monistat chafing gel : (1 votes)
    6 %
    Other listed below : (4 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    397 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m fairly oily, and I find Smashbox is AMAZING at keeping me matte, helping my makeup blend and keeping it last SO much longer. I even wear it when I’m not wearing foundation. I seriously can’t believe I wore makeup for all these years without the stuff! 

    Post # 4
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    858 posts
    Busy bee

    Smashbox all the way!!! i spend ridiculous money on hourglass and mac products and this brand is by far the best. I have combination skin and very oily t zone, and smashbox works with that!

    Post # 7
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    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I’ve tried some pretty expensive primers, and I chose the Monistat soley because it works just as well as the others, but much cheaper.

    Post # 6
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    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Shkragoldfish:  I recommend smashbox. I used to work at Ulta and its one of the few products that were recommended as a primer for oily skin. I used it as a teen, when I had issues with oil and it worked amazing. 

    Post # 9
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    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Shkragoldfish:  yes I found the lorac to be great initially but after long term use it was drying and caused my skin to breakout.. it was a strange. I had combination skin when using it. It was also heavier feeling… which I didnt like. 

    Post # 10
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    Smashbox! I can’t live without it – although my nose will still get a little oily at the end of the day.

    Post # 11
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    375 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I use the hourglass primer.  I love how silky it feels.  I tried a sample of the smashbox one as well.  Tbh, I don’t really see a huge difference for me when using a primer and when going without.  I don’t really know why I buy it.  I think it has a lot to do with foundation!

     

    what foundation do you oily skin girls use? (Thread jack?)

    Post # 12
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    1670 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I use smashbox, and I am very oily. It is great at helping my makeup stay and not slide off my nose, which is always a problem otherwise.

    Post # 13
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I voted for Smashbox because I’ve been using this primer on-and-off for years and I love it. However, oiliness is not just about finding the right primer. It took me a while but I finally found a full makeup routine which keeps me totally matte all day. I use an spf moisterizer for oily skin, then Smashbox primer, then Makeup Forever Matte foundation, then Bare Minerals mineral veil, and finish with the Urban Decay Matte setting spray. Each of these products on its own did not make a huge difference but together my skin has never been so shine free. 

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