alternative to Smashbox photo finish primer

(18 Posts)
ChablisLover Wed 15-May-13 10:27:50

anyone any suggestion to an alternative?

Mine is running out and at £25 is quite expensive

anyone have any cheaper suggestions or should i just bite the bullet and buy it?

Yoghurty Wed 15-May-13 10:34:53

You beauty, Chablis. I was just going to post the same question!

I use L'oreal Photo perfect primer which I love (and it's cheaper at £15) but it comes in a pot and I have long nails and the two don't go!

I have the smashbox primer in my basket on the boots website but wanted to check with S&B pals before I shell out again!

ChablisLover Wed 15-May-13 11:04:56

ah great minds and all that yoghurty.

fingers crossed someone can help us

FluffyDucky Wed 15-May-13 11:08:50

No7 airbrush away is good, you dont need much & dont need to apply it all over the face. (I work for No7 btw)
I've used MAC prep & prime before, it was ok, nothing amazing.

moggle Wed 15-May-13 11:34:25

You can get it cheaper than Boots on ebay, I buy mine there and it's usually around £28-30 for a 60ml tube; Boots is £25 for 30ml.

Alternatively I've read that Lanacane anti chafing gel is exactly the same stuff and that is £6.65 for 30ml on the Boots website, gotta be worth a try!!

kiwigirl42 Wed 15-May-13 11:48:55

Lanacane anti chafing gel has exactly same ingredients and is a known dupe in beauty world.
I have some and its works well. Makes my face really smooth and silky!

issimma Wed 15-May-13 11:59:19

I used to use the Smashbox one, but now use MUA from super drug. Less than a fiver and very good.

valiumredhead Wed 15-May-13 14:55:44

Yep kiwiw is right, Lanacane is the same, it's amazing stuff.

JustinBiebermakesmevom Wed 15-May-13 15:39:39

Another vote for Lanacane here....I'm sure the staff at my local Boots must think I've got a problem the amount of this stuff I buy. Put it on under my DW today and looks great...remember to give it a couple of minutes to set before your foundation....

piratecat Wed 15-May-13 15:42:23

hang on hang on.

smashbox primer is the same as fandango cream shock??

valiumredhead Wed 15-May-13 16:00:40

It's the anti chaff version NOT anything you put near your nether regions!

piratecat Wed 15-May-13 16:05:54

ok so it's a different type lol!

ChablisLover Wed 15-May-13 18:17:54

Thanks all

Will look at lanacane anti chaff stuff and the mua stuff from SuperDrug

Are you sure that the lanacane is the same?

SundaySimmons Wed 15-May-13 20:57:58

I second lanacane. Do wait a few minutes before applying foundation.

WetDog Wed 15-May-13 21:05:20

I've tried Lanacane and didn't think it was that great (got it from Poundland btw, not £6!!!) but I didn't leave it a few minutes before applying foundation, so will try it again tomorrow.

SayMama Wed 15-May-13 21:59:08

I've started using Lanacane thanks to vallum seems to do the trick!

i've also got the MUA one and really don't think much of it.

AbiOllieDex Wed 23-Nov-16 12:39:26

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VeryPunny Wed 23-Nov-16 12:41:51

No 7 airbrush away here - they do a colour correcting one.

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