(Closed) Let's talk PRIMERS — post your best primer products and why!!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
329 posts
Helper bee

I use Sephora brand. The mattifying one. 

Post # 5
11172 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@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
983 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@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
2971 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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 # 9
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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 # 11
1328 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2017 - Seattle, WA

Another vote for monistat here!!

Post # 13
353 posts
Helper bee

@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
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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
932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I like both Lancome Le Base and the Smashbox one you are considering!

Post # 16
404 posts
Helper bee

@lilchicana:  That’s what I use!  I’ve used it for years!  My makeup really lasts with it.

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