(Closed) Smashbox Photo Primer?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I use it but I’m not really impressed with it.  It is the best thing that I have found before but it really doesn’t keep my face from getting oily unfortunately.

Post # 4
4001 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve used Smashbox primers before but not that specific one.  Its been awhile since I re-uped so I can’t remember the one I used but there are several in the line that to certain things.  Like one rids of redness, there’s one that adds bronzer.  Anyway, I liked it but honestly I didn’t see much of a difference than other, less expensive primers.  That may just be the one I’d used though.  In general I love their products (and the company makes it a point to show that they don’t do animal testing- so cool!)

Post # 5
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I used it, and I loved it. But, I believe they have smaller sizes of it. So check around for that on sites like beauty.com

Post # 6
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector is supposed to be amazing for reducing shine. I haven’t tried it yet, though.

Post # 7
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

i know this sounds weird, but i’ve heard that monistat chafing gel can serve as a great primer because it’s also silicone-based. i think it’s a touch heavier than smashbox. if you want more info, you can do a google search and find articles/posts like these:


Post # 9
65 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like Smashbox’s “light” primer.  It works wonders with my normally oily skin, and it hasn’t given me break outs, which im prone to.  I’ve noticed a big difference.

Post # 10
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I haven’t used the makeup primer, but I have used the Smashbox eyeshadow primer.  That is my brand new FAVORITE makeup item.  My eye shadow stays put forever, and I don’t end up with any creases in my eye makeup like I used to.  If the makeup primer is similar, then I say go for it!

Post # 11
235 posts
Helper bee

I would use some kind of makeup primer, I totally notice a difference when I put it on for a long day because my makeup lasts so much longer.  It controls shine too.  I’ve used the Clinique one and the Smashbox but Smashbox is my fav.  Maybe you can get a sample from Sephora before you buy?

Post # 12
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

smashbox is definitely my personal favorite.  You could get a sample at sephora, but they have the travel size for $16USD.  That is more than you will need for a few months!

Other benefits of primers include: helps you use less foundation, smooth canvas for makeup application, etc. You can look around for a good primers that works for you.

Although you still need to moisturize thoroughly and give it some time to absorb and dry before applying the primer.  Good luck!

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