Post # 1
Ok ladies, I’m on the search for the perfect primer. For those interested, I’ve been using Laura Mercier in oil free for the past 3-4 years, but I want to try a different brand for more stay-put-ability. I’m looking at Smashbox Photo Finish in Original or Light OR Makeup Forever Pro HD Microperfecting Primer.
What is your skin type, your perfect primer and why??
Post # 3
I have oily skin and I’ve used Smashbox for awhile. My preference, though, is OC8 which I get from my dermatologist but you can also buy online as well. If I’m out of it, though, I go back to my Smashbox but honestly, nothing beats OC8 for me.
Post # 4
I use Sephora brand. The mattifying one.
Post # 5
@PeachSnapple: I have an oily T-zone and I use Hourglass Cosmetic Mineral Veil Primer. That stuff is amazing. Combined with my Hourglass Cosmetics Immaculate foundation it can last 12+ hours without issue. It is a god send for those with oily skin/combo skin.
Post # 6
@PeachSnapple: I’ve got combination skin and only recently started wearing primer – or foundation for that matter. Used to be a powder only girl. I use Makeup Forever Pro HD foundation with ELF primer ($6). I love the primer and you can’t beat the price – too bad the stores near where I just moved don’t seem to carry it and a replacement is needed soon!
Post # 7
i have very oily skin. i use monistat chafing gel. it has the same ingredients as smashbox primer, but it’s way cheaper and works just as well.
Post # 8
I have oily skin also. I love Murad products! Their mattifying primer is heaven. I stay oil free the whole day and my makeup actually stays put.
Post # 9
Commenting to follow.. I currently use monistat chafing gel as a primer but am in the market for a new product because the chafing gel is giving me blackheads 🙁 and is rather embarassing to buy haha!
Post # 10
@lilchicana: Yep, this right here! I wanted to chime in with a +1 because I know how crazy it must sound to use a chafing gel on your face but it seriously works! Check it out, ladies!
Post # 11
I learned the trick right here on the bee, Monistat Chafing gel as a due for smashbox, http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/01/23/ace-your-face-pt-1/#axzz2tzysEwXW
I actaully do a pretty similar use as that post shows, mixing in with lotion and MAC liquid foundation. My skin used to get really oily by the end of the day but this helps so much and my makeup lasts all day.
I also use Urban Decays Eyeshadow Priemer Potion for my eye makeup.
Post # 12
Another vote for monistat here!!
Post # 13
@PeachSnapple: I LOVE Becca Eye Priming Perfector. Its easy to apply, creamy, doesn’t flake lasts long and works great with any eyeshadow- matte/shimmer.
I do have oily skin, and I have no problem with it at all!
Post # 14
Face Primer – I use Benefit Porefessional…. Because I have extremely oily skin and this is the only product that makes my makeup last almost daily. (I also use Urban Decay setting spray.)
Eye Primer – Urban Decay
Post # 15
I like both Lancome Le Base and the Smashbox one you are considering!
Post # 16
@lilchicana: That’s what I use! I’ve used it for years! My makeup really lasts with it.