(Closed) Primer question

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Primer alone a good starting point?
    YES - primer alone will have you looking fab : (1 votes)
    4 %
    NO - you will need more than that : (20 votes)
    87 %
    OTHER - please explain : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    primer on its own will not dramatically change your look. That said, I wear Hourglass Mineral Veil primer every day because it helps visually smooth my pores and skintone a little bit. I am thinking of switching to a tinted moisturizer for more coverage.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Honestly if you’re going to take the time to apply primer I would just go ahead and jump into foundation. I takes the same amount of time for me. I just use the primer to keep the foundation on longer…thats a step I added later in life.

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree with lovekiss.  

    Many things play a factor too. what is your skin like? If you have perfect skin maybe just a lipgloss and rough blush is all you need and keeps you looking natural and glowy : )

    if you don’t have perfect skin but its pretty good I also wear mineral powder make up. Its much lighter & natural looking and doen’t clog your pores and cause break outs or stretch your pores,

     

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

    I think primer is pretty useless unless you’re applying other makeup.  I know my primer doesn’t do anything but help my other makeup stay put throughout the day.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Start with a clean face and a moisturizer with SPF.  As others said, primer won’t do much on it’s own.  The purpose is to prime your skin for foundation.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    The primer I use is clear/colourless so while it smooths out my skin it doesn’t do anything visually! I would at least use a tinted moisturizer.

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I wouldn’t start with primer. I’d wear tinted moisturizer or foundation + powder or even mascara. If I only have time to put on one thing I always put on mascara.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    @hecallsmelove: primer is pretty vague…face or eye primer? I personally don;t wear face primer because it clogs my pores and makes me break out and without wearing coverup over it…it is pretty pointless. BUT I wear primer on my eyes alone almost every day (urban decay primer potion) because it gives a nice matte look and keeps my eyeliner in place when I wear it…or just wear it with mascara. If you wanna just get started I suggest if you have good skin start with concealer, blush, mascara and lip gloss…makes a huge difference!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    @hecallsmelove:  p.s tinted moisturizer! (Clinique is my favourite)

    Post # 14
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    Primer alone won’t really do much. What about starting with a tinted moisturizer?

    Post # 15
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    410 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    @hecallsmelove: Well maybe ask Clinique to give you a sample of their tinted moisturizer and explain your t-zone tends to be more oily, see what the representative suggests. If you do not have much scarring I still suggest you find a good concealer to put under your eyes and on dark spots and invest in a good powder (MAC, Bareminerals, smashbox) you can get help at stores ULTA, Sephora, MAC all these places have people walking around that you can ask for help. I personally don;t like the heavy makeup look and thats why Ilimit my everyday face to just concealer, blush and mascara (even though I love mkeup…lol)

    Post # 16
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I don’t use primer on myself! Too lazy. 😀 But, when I need to do makeup on others, I definitely and always for weddings, use a foundation primer. It does even out the skin surface so that foundation looks more smooth. Some say it’s like airbrushing! Also depends on age, I’d definitely recommend using a primer on more mature skin.

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