Can someone suggest a cheap primer?
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Re: Can someone suggest a cheap primer?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!!
Re: Can someone suggest a cheap primer?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!~
Re: Can someone suggest a cheap primer?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!
Re: Can someone suggest a cheap primer?Serious Skin Care (can purchase at HSN) has A-primer that is very high in silicone. It's approx. $22.50 for 1 oz. plus S/H but they sometimes have 2 for 1- when I try to purchase. It takes very little per application. I have used Smashbox Photofinish and prefer this. It goes on so "slick"- it also has Vit. A in it for fine lines. Make sure you wait several minutes before applying MU. I also have tried "The present" by philosophy. It is very large but I didn't like the smell- lavender.
Re: Can someone suggest a cheap primer?I have very sensitive skin and hate the feel of anything on my face. I have zero problems with the Monistat Chafing Gel and cannot feel it at all. It also reacts well in high humidity.
As not not having been made to go on faces, I called the company and spoke with them about it. The two people I spoke with said they are very aware that people are using it as a primer and that it was perfectly fine to do so. While it was not specifically made to go on faces, it was not NOT made for faces either. It was created to be used wherever. One of the women said that they would love to market ut for faces under a different name, but the testing process is extremely long and by the time the trials were done, something newer and better would likely be out anyway.
Hey I have also been told that i should use a primer so i went to walgreens 1 month ago and got this primer! it works great on my skin! if you have super oily skin its not the right primer for you , but if you have colored skin it could be the best for you! if you are light colored i would recommend that you should get a color lighter then you usually are.
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smashbox photofinish light is amazing but by no means cheap. try rimmel fix and perfect. Also, if you have oily skin you can get a bottle of milk of magnesia and use a foam wedge to dab it on your face before applying foundation and/or primer. It is a great mattifier and minimizes the appearance of pores.
I don't use a primer underneath my mineral makeup but if you have a bb cream, try to use that as a base. I use non-oily bb cream and it fills the pores without causing you break outs. The mineral foundation just glides on smoothly on top of the bb cream and it doesn't cake. It stays on longer too and I have oily skin. The mineral makeup sets beautifully and give you this dewy and healthy effect on your skin.