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#Post 1 of 106 OFFLINE   Becky

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 09:29 PM

I am really interested in finding the best foundation primer for my skin. I have a hard time with my foundation lasting all day b/c I have such oily skin. I have been reading about the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer on sephora.com and have read the reviews on here but I wanted to know others experiences with the primers. Are these the best primers? Let me know your opinions!! Thanks guys!! Posted Image
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#Post 2 of 106 OFFLINE   genie

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 09:36 PM

Posted Image hi becky, genie here. my daughter is a dancer and when i go to the theatrical supply store for shoes i always check out the KRYOLAN display. KRYOLAN is a theatrical makeup company and its products are astounding in addition to bein less expensive than some drugstore makeup. the KRYOLAN primer is a wonderful product and only $12.50 for a generous bottle. you can get KRYOLAN at makeup mania, i think. if you do a search you should be able to buy online if you can't get it locally. their eyeshadows are to die for and their translucent loose powder is my holy grail and only about $12.50 also. hth

#Post 3 of 106 OFFLINE   Marisol

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 05:13 AM

Originally Posted by Becky
I am really interested in finding the best foundation primer for my skin. I have a hard time with my foundation lasting all day b/c I have such oily skin. I have been reading about the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer on sephora.com and have read the reviews on here but I wanted to know others experiences with the primers. Are these the best primers? Let me know your opinions!! Thanks guys!! Posted Image
I have a sample of the Smashbox primer if you want it. I just purchased the MAC one so I have no need for it. Send me a PM if you are interested.

#Post 4 of 106 OFFLINE   mskellytran

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:23 AM

I just purchased the smashbox primer. I like it alot, you don't need much of it and your foundation would last all day. Be careful of putting alot on your skin because it feels very light when you apply it.
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#Post 5 of 106 OFFLINE   mskellytran

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 07:26 AM

oh I forgot, my skin is not oily its more in between but towards the dry side.. So I don't know if it may be different if you are to use it for oily skin.
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#Post 6 of 106 OFFLINE   Becky

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 01:40 PM

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR THE INFO GIRLS!!!
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#Post 7 of 106 OFFLINE   blaquepooky

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 02:16 PM

I have oily skin and I use Tarte Clean Slate. It works really well and I got it off eBay for $15.

#Post 8 of 106 OFFLINE   Cirean

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 03:07 PM

I have oily skin with large pores. I've tried Smashbox and English Ideas, wasn't impressed with either.

#Post 9 of 106 OFFLINE   grashabelle

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:49 AM

Try Clinique's Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector. It works perfect on me, I've it in Invisible light since im really fair. Actually the shade really doesnt matter since it completely disappears on your skin after blending. It's good as a base keeping your foundation from slipping esply. if you have greasy skin. It also makes blending foundation and blushes a breeze. You just gotta try itPosted Image

#Post 10 of 106 OFFLINE   redrocks

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Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:50 AM

I recently bought:


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Posted ImagePosted ImageMicroquatic Fortifying Primer

This unique treatment primer deeply nourishes as it infuses the skin with essential moisture, energy and vitality. Gentle water lily extract hydrates the fragile eye area as time released soy protiens detect and control excess shine.



I really like it. I have very sensitive, acne prone, large pore, oily skin and this makes my skin look so nice. I've been using it for about two weeks now with no problem. It's a bit expensive at $42.00 but I think it was worth it.
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#Post 11 of 106 OFFLINE   Anyah_Green

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 01:49 PM

I am so torn on primer. I haven't used a full face primer before. But I'm very excited to try it. Thanks for the cool post! Any luck on finding a primer?
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#Post 12 of 106 OFFLINE   MARIAN

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 03:15 PM

clarins has a new one called instant smooth. it is great!


Originally Posted by Becky
I am really interested in finding the best foundation primer for my skin. I have a hard time with my foundation lasting all day b/c I have such oily skin. I have been reading about the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer on sephora.com and have read the reviews on here but I wanted to know others experiences with the primers. Are these the best primers? Let me know your opinions!! Thanks guys!! Posted Image


#Post 13 of 106 OFFLINE   CamaroChick

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:53 AM

OMG, I'd never used primer before and frankly thought it was just another unnecessary product the cosmetics industry dreamed up to make more $$. This morning, for the first time, I tried the DHC Velvet Skin Coat sample they sent me. Man, this makes a HUGE difference, doesn't it? All other things in my routine being the same, not only does it make my skin feel smooth and beautiful, I'd swear it takes ten years off my appearance! Man, I hope this isn't just beginner's luck!

#Post 14 of 106 OFFLINE   Thais

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:45 AM

Originally Posted by Becky
I am really interested in finding the best foundation primer for my skin. I have a hard time with my foundation lasting all day b/c I have such oily skin. I have been reading about the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer on sephora.com and have read the reviews on here but I wanted to know others experiences with the primers. Are these the best primers? Let me know your opinions!! Thanks guys!! Posted Image
I also have oily / combo skin and I am in love with Sue Devitt's MIcroquatic Fortifying Primer! Posted Image

#Post 15 of 106 OFFLINE   Thais

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 09:06 AM

Originally Posted by redrocks
I recently bought: http://a1377.g.akama....s/global/p.gifhttp://a1377.g.akama...7/3957_logo.jpg http://a1377.g.akama....s/global/p.gifMicroquatic Fortifying Primer This unique treatment primer deeply nourishes as it infuses the skin with essential moisture, energy and vitality. Gentle water lily extract hydrates the fragile eye area as time released soy protiens detect and control excess shine. I really like it. I have very sensitive, acne prone, large pore, oily skin and this makes my skin look so nice. I've been using it for about two weeks now with no problem. It's a bit expensive at $42.00 but I think it was worth it.
Me too!!! This is a superb primer!

#Post 16 of 106 OFFLINE   ShelbyLynn

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 11:27 PM

I use Monstat Chafing Gel as my foundation primer and it works! I have combo skin and it does not cause breakouts either. Worth checking out!
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#Post 17 of 106 OFFLINE   alliestella

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 05:18 AM

My favourite primer is Clarins's one (I have also tried MAC and Agnès b.).

#Post 18 of 106 OFFLINE   maryfitz24

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 08:20 PM

My favorite primer is MAC's prep and prime.
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#Post 19 of 106 OFFLINE   vav

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 06:34 AM

Has anyone tried a foundation primer from makeupforever?

#Post 20 of 106 OFFLINE   diddlina

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:41 PM

i never use foundation primer..but i'd like to try..i'm thinking of MAC's prep and prime..is it good?what about MAC's strobe cream,is it a primer as well?