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Can someone suggest a cheap primer?

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
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

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!!
post #3 of 33

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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!
post #4 of 33

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me too im looking for essentil makeup!
post #5 of 33

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

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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

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Well, I know covergirl sells a foundation with a primer, but other than that I am not sure.
post #8 of 33

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Tarte Clean Slate is $20 bucks
post #9 of 33

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i use aloe vera gel ,it works and its cheap ,good luck
post #10 of 33

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

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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

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Fruit of The Earth's Aloe Vera Gel. Works really good and it's like $4 a bottle of it!
post #13 of 33

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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

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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

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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

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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

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i love smashbox photofinish primer!! its GREAT!!
post #18 of 33

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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??
post #19 of 33

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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

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Philosophy On A Clear Day Protection Cream is 15 bucks ..it's the same as their Present Skin Perfector
post #21 of 33

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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.
post #22 of 33

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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.
post #23 of 33

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Psyche- very interesting! Thanks for calling them and passing on the info to us!
post #24 of 33

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/rimmel-fix-%26-perfect-foundation-primer/ID=prod3969146-product#BVRRWidgetID

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

Thanks and have a great day! : D

post #25 of 33

I use the Body Shop Matte It Primer. I have oily skin and it works great for me, my make-up is staying put all day now! I should mention it's £11, but Body Shop seems to always have promotions on!

post #26 of 33

ELF Mineral Face Primer is great, $6. Also Sally's Beauty has a face primer, its usually at the counter, its by Claudia Stevens. I think its approx $6.

post #27 of 33

$8 for  Hard Candy primer found at Walmart. If you are like many of us people in this world, you actually work for WalMart and  can get that with a 10% discount on top of that awesome price!!!!

post #28 of 33

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.

post #29 of 33

spend a lot of money on a new one. and you can get the new one with discounts in some supermarket by VIP cards. and before rug primer, you need to improve the condition of your skin. this is the first step.

post #30 of 33

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. 

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