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Can someone suggest a cheap primer?


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#Post 1 of 33 OFFLINE   Olivia23

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:11 AM

I have been reading that I may need a primer to help with my mineral makeup. I have a problem with my pores showing, and I read somewhere that using a primer may help. I was wondering if drugstores sell primers, or do you have to spend a lot of money one a good one.


#Post 2 of 33 OFFLINE   reginaalear

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:44 AM

I don't know of any primer they have at my local ds, but I do know a lot of people use monistat anti chafing gel. I tried some because of the post I read on here and it works. I also have smashbox photo finish I got that after I got the monistat but IMO they are comparable. They both make your face very silky smooth!!
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#Post 3 of 33 OFFLINE   maryfitz24

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 12:29 PM

I have been looking for a primer I could purchase in a store. But, I've tried a few and IMO they are just ok. I do use the Eraser from Pure Luxe and love it. I guess for now I will keep ordering online for it. Good luck! Happy New Year!
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#Post 4 of 33 OFFLINE   ahyee

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:17 PM

me too im looking for essentil makeup!

#Post 5 of 33 OFFLINE   ShelbyLynn

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 04:05 PM

Monistat Anti-Chafing gel is a cheap alternative and works imo just as well as Smashbox or other leading brands..
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#Post 6 of 33 OFFLINE   rlise

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 04:24 PM

i have yet to find anything in drugstores, besides the monistat stuff, but i dont like smashbox so i know i wont like the monistat. i have large pores and use cliniques pore minimizer instant perfector, it was 15 bucks. i have large noticable pores and so they the clinique helps minimize them. if your pores or small then it would probably cover them completely. hope that helped!~

#Post 7 of 33 OFFLINE   usersassychick0

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 04:44 PM

Well, I know covergirl sells a foundation with a primer, but other than that I am not sure.

#Post 8 of 33 OFFLINE   Thais

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 07:19 PM

Tarte Clean Slate is $20 bucks

#Post 9 of 33 OFFLINE   blondie36

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:31 PM

i use aloe vera gel ,it works and its cheap ,good luck

#Post 10 of 33 OFFLINE   Aquilah

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:57 PM

I hear Lumene's primer is like DHC/Smashbox, and it's pretty cheap. Sold at CVS stores too.
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#Post 11 of 33 OFFLINE   Olivia23

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:46 AM

Thanks! I may have to go to CVS or try Cliniques. I have large pores on my cheeks, so I might out to try Clinique. Does the Monistat antichafing gel help minimize pores also?

#Post 12 of 33 OFFLINE   iceboi

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:56 PM

Fruit of The Earth's Aloe Vera Gel. Works really good and it's like $4 a bottle of it!

#Post 13 of 33 OFFLINE   Thais

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:03 PM

Each skin responds differently to different cosmetics but I thought monistat gel was garbage. The texture does resemble smashbox, but the thing is so heavy and you can literally feel it on your face all day. It also made my face super oily throughout the day and my foundation got blotchy after a few hours. Yikes!

#Post 14 of 33 OFFLINE   bluebird26

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:09 PM

MAc prep+prime is not that expensive I think, compared to other primers and it does a good job. I haven't tried dep. store primers so I can't say which one is good. I tried the Monistat, and I still don't understand why some girls like it.

#Post 15 of 33 OFFLINE   Thais

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 02:13 PM

Ditto for MAC Prep+prime and ditto for monistat. :) I should also remind everyone that monistat anti-shaffing gel was not made to be used on the face... So beware of what you put on your faces girlies!

#Post 16 of 33 OFFLINE   littlebit

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 11:43 PM

thx for the imput on Monistat, i was starting to think that maybe i should quite the smashbox and get that, but i def don't want anything heavy on my face. Would ruin the light feel of my mmu

#Post 17 of 33 OFFLINE   laurenbusta

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 03:18 PM

i love smashbox photofinish primer!! its GREAT!!

#Post 18 of 33 OFFLINE   mkmksk

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 02:12 PM

I have never used a primer and I am wondering what the benefits are if I wear it. I have large pores around my nose and cheeks. Would this help??
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#Post 19 of 33 OFFLINE   drealoveu

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:49 AM

I've never used Primer before. Can it make you break out? Or make your skin oily. I can't even put moisturizer on my face because my skin will either break out or get oily. I've heard some help with the shine. Is that true?

#Post 20 of 33 OFFLINE   fickledpink

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 03:36 AM

Philosophy On A Clear Day Protection Cream is 15 bucks ..it's the same as their Present Skin Perfector