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Nov 5, 2006
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I was wondering if anyone can recommend a primer that is

ok for very sensitive skin. My skin reacts to almost everything,

but I would like to try using a primer. Is there anything out there

that won't irritate me? Thanks in advance.

Clarins - Lisse Minute Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Makeup Base, a very high quality product!

And if you would rather go for something more natural The Body Shop - Matte It Face & Lips.

Both are great primers, the second with a real matte finish.

Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation primer does pretty well on my skin. I dont tolerate oil all. I also use Clinique gel moisturizer. Both are oil free and fantastic!!

i have never used a face primer, but personally i think a good amount of moisturizer spread evenly on the face can be enough, just make sure you wait a few minutes until it's absorbed by your skin.

Monistat anti-chafing gel.

No kidding, really.

I am VERY porcelain to the nth degree as well as have *extremely* sensitive skin (I cannot handle anything with fragrance on my face). I also have lupus (SLE). I LOVE the Monistat anti-chafing gel-- and a 3 pack on Amazon with prime shipping and autoship is $15!

Hope this helps!



Cetaphil face lotion is gentle.

Clinique CX Rapid Recovery Cream is expensive but excellent.

Laura Gellar spackle...I've really sensitive acne prone skin and this stuff rocks!

i love Smashbox Photo Finish... i use the Original and the SPF one... they both work great..... also, they just came out with a new lighter version..

Cetaphil face clenser is great i agree and even stars like Nicole Kidman use it on their skin.

As for a primer i use Napoleon and havent myself had any reactions to it however some people do, its more a matter of trial and error to make sure you get one that is perfect for you.

bare minerals has a GREAT primer. i use the barevitamins and then use the primer. it shouldnt irritate your skin because that whole line is about being pure and "being able to sleep in". hope that helps!


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