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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!!
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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
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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!!
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.
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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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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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THANK YOU SOOO MUCH FOR THE INFO GIRLS!!!
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I have oily skin and I use Tarte Clean Slate. It works really well and I got it off eBay for $15.
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I have oily skin with large pores. I've tried Smashbox and English Ideas, wasn't impressed with either.
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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 it
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I recently bought:



Microquatic 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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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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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!!
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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!
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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!!
I also have oily / combo skin and I am in love with Sue Devitt's MIcroquatic Fortifying Primer!
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Originally Posted by redrocks
I recently bought:


http://a1377.g.akamai.net/7/1377/572...s/global/p.gifhttp://a1377.g.akamai.net/7/1377/5720/20050525190808/www.sephora.com/assets/dyn/brand/3957/3957_logo.jpg
http://a1377.g.akamai.net/7/1377/572...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!
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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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My favourite primer is Clarins's one (I have also tried MAC and Agn├Ęs b.).
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My favorite primer is MAC's prep and prime.
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Has anyone tried a foundation primer from makeupforever?
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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?
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For those into mineral makeup, try Pureluxe cream and powder erasers. Ohmygawd the cream is so good! It really does make pores appear smaller and fills the ridges of the face. Application of makeup after that is a cinch and the finish is flawless. Can't wait to get my powder eraser!
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For me is the Smashbox Primer. Love it!
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I like Clinique also..although I did just purchase MAC's to see how that works. Primer does make a hhuugggee difference in how my skin looks.
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i looove laura mercier's.
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My HG primer is Smashbox Photofinish
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Originally Posted by periwinkle_sky View Post
For those into mineral makeup, try Pureluxe cream and powder erasers. Ohmygawd the cream is so good! It really does make pores appear smaller and fills the ridges of the face. Application of makeup after that is a cinch and the finish is flawless. Can't wait to get my powder eraser!
i use this aswell and i love it too
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^ I got the powder too, I just got it this evening. I'm really loving Pureluxe's eraser. The best product they've ever launched, I've read.
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Originally Posted by periwinkle_sky View Post
^ I got the powder too, I just got it this evening. I'm really loving Pureluxe's eraser. The best product they've ever launched, I've read.
i have eraser , im going to look at the powder now
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Originally Posted by vav View Post
Has anyone tried a foundation primer from makeupforever?
Me and it's the best foundation primer I've ever tried!! You can choose between SIX different shades!!!! By the way, I don't think this product is only for mature and/or dry skin, I've a combination complexion and it works great on me.

Make Up For Ever Corrective Makeup Base at Sephora
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Thanks for all the great information ladies... Just another excuse for me to buy yet another product! LOL...
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