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WHat's the best foundation primer?

(25 Posts)
dontrunwithscissors Thu 09-Dec-10 04:50:22

I've been reading about the smashbox one, which sounds good, but does anyone have any recommendations? I have fairly sensitive skin, with some large pores/acne scars. My skin tends to be dry, mostly.

jumpinghoops Thu 09-Dec-10 08:14:51

Laura Mericer one is good it comes in oil free or normal

polyhymnia Thu 09-Dec-10 09:33:57

Another vote for Laura Mercier here.

willybreeder Thu 09-Dec-10 09:44:03

Not tried LM but I love L'Oreal Studio Secrets, it's about £12 and the texture of marshmallows! You only need to use a small amount, great on open pores

orangina Thu 09-Dec-10 10:25:11

i don't really "get" primer.... does it truly do anything at all? I have the LM one, and (occasionally) use it under my LM tinted moisturiser, but always feel as though I've been taken in by the Emporer's new clothes....

Guacamohohohole Thu 09-Dec-10 10:28:51

Laura Mercier for me too!

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 09-Dec-10 10:29:40

I agree with willybreeder - that Loreal stuff is fantastic. Dooesn't pill either.

I tried a Lancome one as well and I was distinctly unimpressed.

StarlightPrincess Thu 09-Dec-10 10:59:13

Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch- not found one that comes close to it!

bunnymother Thu 09-Dec-10 11:01:17

I also really like the Loreal Studio primer and totally agree its like marshmallow! Lovely lovely stuff. I also rate the regular Loreal light diffusing concealer (poor man's Touche Eclat?).

KenDoddsDadsDogEatsTinsel Thu 09-Dec-10 16:00:14

I just got a philosophy one half price in TK Maxx 'The Present'. It's excellent.

ricketyrock Thu 09-Dec-10 16:03:31

Yes if you are going to use a primer use the loreal. LM is nice but expensive and I'm not sure it's that effective whereas I think the loreal does make foundation last longer ( before oil slick sets in)

MayorNaze Thu 09-Dec-10 16:04:32

avon magix one

is lush

brownbug78 Thu 09-Dec-10 16:09:24

Really like the GOSH one from Superdrug - £10 and it's magic. It's also anti-wrinkle! I've also got large pores and some scarring, and the primer just sets my face up so well. Some days can manage with just that, some under eye concealer and mascara. Brilliant under foundation too. Where I LOVE it, though, is on my eye-lids - eye shadow goes on so smoothly and stays on - no more gathering in the creases!

HonestyBox Thu 09-Dec-10 16:09:40

What does primer do exactly if I already use moisturiser and foundation? And when would I put it on?

newtotheplanet Thu 09-Dec-10 16:19:02

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sue52 Thu 09-Dec-10 16:20:50

Primer goes on after moisturiser, it helps fill in the cracks and gives your foundation a base to stick to. My favourite is Laura Mercier Mineral primer.

superv1xen Thu 09-Dec-10 16:33:58

yeah magix is the best!

loreal one a close second.

TragicallyHip Thu 09-Dec-10 16:48:36

oooh I'm on the hunt for a primer. After everyone's suggestions on here I can't decide which to buy!

brimfull Thu 09-Dec-10 16:53:03

newtotheplanet agree,dior skinflash is fabulous stuff,I have the l'orela one and the avon one and dior is way better,not as drying.
Thought they had stopped making it though ,or am I wrong. I have the big silver tube thing of it and am really hoping they still do it.

superv1xen Thu 09-Dec-10 18:04:49

i thought dior skinflash was a concealer / highlighter rather than a primer?

gregssausageroll Thu 09-Dec-10 18:10:55

Nothing beats smashbox..

BEAUTlFUL Thu 09-Dec-10 18:17:29

I like the Estee Lauder "Idealist" although it's expensive. (£20ish) I think I'll be trying the GOSH or the L'Oreal ones next.

I like Oil of Olay Wrinkle Filler too. blush

brimfull Thu 09-Dec-10 19:17:06

superv1xen diorskinflash also do a primer,in similar silver tube but 3times as fat
the big one

moragbellingham Thu 09-Dec-10 19:50:12

L'Oreal studio secrets is great but I like YSL teinte perfection the best as it is not as industrial(?) and has a hint of colour.

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Thu 09-Dec-10 19:55:21

Another vote for magix

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