I was told that you should put on a primer before you put your actual foundation on? Do you think this is necessary and if so what does it actually do and what are the best brands that won't clog pores and feel weighty on your skin?
I also only use primer on my eyes. I tried MAC's foundation primer for some time and have to say that I didn't really notice a difference in the appearance or staying power of my foundation, so I don't use it anymore. Besides, I'm just too lazy to put on moisturizer, primer, foundation and powder
I hate putting on my foundation without a primer. I don't like the MAC one, though. I like smashbox (but sephora and Bare Escentuals have one that are cheaper and exactly the same). It makes my foundation go on SO much smoother and last longer....
I use MAC paints on my eyes for my base, but I think it makes the e/s hard to blend, so I'll have to try UDPP.
Originally Posted by aprilpgb22 /img/forum/go_quote.gif Sorry to sound dumb, but what is UDPP? urban decay primer potion. This I do use but its not really necessary, my eyeshadow doesnt really crease on me.
It is not necessary to use it all over the face, only the areas that you think could benefit from smoother results and lasting power. If you don't have a problem with either of those things, then you probably don't need a primer for the average day.
You may benefit from primer if:
- If you are an oily person, especially on the T-Zone
- If you tend to sweat on the face a little during the day
- If the air is quite warm, say 85F/30C
- If the air is humid
- If the makeup you use has a tendency to stain skin
- If your skin texture is uneven
- If your eye shadows have a tendency to "crease", or get dissolved in oil
I had never used a primer or even heard of one until I joined here. I've tried several and I always go back to Smashbox. No, It's not necessary to use. I went 40 years without it, but I can sure tell now If I don't. My makeup goes on smoother and more evenly. It lasts longer and keeps my oilies at bay at little better.
Personally, I think it is. It helps foundation go on smoother, they claim to fill in "fine lines and make pores smaller" (some do), and it acts as a barrier in a sense between the actual product and the foundation. For me, my skin actually does feel smoother, but it could be that maybe my primer is slightly moisturizing. And, you should truly use a lash primer too.