(Closed) can anyone recommend a good make up primer?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I use Smashbox Primer and Concealer if I need it. Usually I can get by with straight foundation (I usually mix Make Up For Ever foundation with some lotion) as concealer but Smashbox concealer has some yellow-y undertones which help counter the purpley under eye circles. Smashbox has a bunch of different types of primer. I use the green one to reduce redness, but they have one for oily skin too. Hope that helps!

Post # 5
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m not sure where they may sell it that ships to Malta, but I use and LOVE Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. I’ve also heard awesome, even better, things about Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, but I haven’t tried it yet because it is kinda pricey.

Post # 6
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I use Monistat Chafing Gel.  Works just as well as the expensive brands, but costs $7. You can google it if you don’t believe me. 🙂

Post # 9
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am going to agree with Smashbox. I also like Bare Escentuals Prime Time. 

Post # 11
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I like the rimmel primer…available at walmart for under $8….it is VERY light and I often will use just htat for every day makeup

Post # 12
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I really like Revlon’s Color Correcting Primer, but I know people also swear by Monistat Chafing Gel.

Post # 13
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i like smashbox photofinish, or benefit’s ‘the porefessional’!

Post # 14
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@totheislnds:  CREEPY but I’m gonna try!

Post # 15
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I loce DeSlick, a combo primer and setting spray by Urban Decay. It’s the oil-free version of All Nighter.

Post # 16
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a tendency to get an oily T-zone, and I wear sunscreen daily; so for a primer for the past year I’ve started using a little bit of milk of magnesia on a makeup sponge. 

It totally soaks up the oil, and my makeup stays all day long. Plus I swear it’s helped to shrink my pores and keep my skin clear.

Just a little goes a loooong way.  And since it’s a, er, laxative…  it’s cheap for a big bottle.

I have Smashbox Photo Finish Targeted Pore & Line Primer, and it works great as well; but it’s so much pricier and doesn’t apply as easily as my m.o.m.

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