(Closed) Drugstore Primers/Finishing Sprays

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

For a primer I used Revlon’s Photoready Color-Correcting (I have major red undertones!) I loved it…goes on light and stays on 🙂 Before the wedding, I also tried the Hard Candy primer, but I thought it made my face more oily as the day went on.

Does your Target carry E.L.F. products? Seriously some of the best stuff out there! I don’t buy department store makeup but I have heard that their stuff competes and sometimes beats the deparment store makeup and its CHEAP…like $1-$7 depending on what you get. I used the E.L.F. finishing mist ($3 I think) and I thought it worked great. I did my makeup at 9 that morning and it looked great all day! (seriously, we didn’t start the dance until 7 and it still looked perfect! And that never happens with me!)

If your Target doesn’t carry it you can order it too…they usually offer free shipping with a purchase of $25 or more.

Post # 22
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83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

“Moisturizers” by nature will not stay put through humidity. I think that is your issue…

Post # 23
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2094 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I LOVE the Body Shop’s BB cream primer. HOLY HELL… It’s fabulous. $22. 

Post # 26
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18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The new Neutrogena primer is pretty great at keeping my skin matte. It doesn’t glide on very easily though.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

For primer: Monistat Chafing Relief Powder-Gel. Seriously.

I used to use it all the time when I actually wore makeup. There really is no difference between the Monistat gel and other expensive primers like Smashbox and Laura Mercier. Best thing is the Monsitat gel is available in most drugstores and is really cheap! I think it was $5-7 when I bought it last year. Oh and obviously it works really well with chafing between your thighs! Not just useful during the summer months when you wear shorts/dresses, but it’ll also be useful when you’re wearing your wedding dress and sweating like a hog down there! 😉

http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/itemid=98437

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Post # 28
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Bumble bee

@BeckyS0:  AHH so close! I’m excited for you 🙂 then I wasn’t much help sry

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ve heard really good things about smashbox primers. I know you don’t want to order online, but lots of time the shipping can be really quick, or you can expedite it. Hate to say it, but for wedding makeup, you might have to upgrade to something that department stores don’t offer.

Post # 30
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BeckyS0:  Oh, I feel you. I had great skin right up until a couple of years ago. ACNE CITY these days. I started seeing an acne specialist and it’s much better. However, there are SO MANY ingredients that exacerbate acne. This is a great resource and list of comedogenic/irritating ingredients–I had to toss out basically everything because I can’t even handle stuff that’s a 2 or higher. 

As far as combination skin, you might not have that. I thought I had combo skin, but really it’s just dry/acne–my skin is still dry, but it overproduces oil in certain areas to try to combat that. Are you flaky? 

As far as foundations go, I LOVE Everyday Minerals. Minimal ingredients, nothing bad, great prices. 

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love Elf makeup primer. It is $6.99 at Target.

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