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I have never bothered with a primer but have read in a lot of the fashion magazines that they help your make up stay on better.
Is this the case and can anyone recommend a decent one-not silly money please though as am bit skint at the mo! I usually use double wear foundation-have oily skin-but cant justify the cost so have bought a cheapo loreal one.Thanks.
This may seem a silly question, but what's primer? How and why would you use it? What does it do? My skin's just plain weird at the minute due to pregnancy hormones, I'm willing to try anything as it seems to take vast quantities of foundation to look 'normal' now and the one I use ain't cheap!
I think they definitely do make a difference to how your make-up goes on, how it looks and how long it stays on for. I've used the Benefit Pore-fessional which I love. The Smashbox clear one (can't remember exact name) which I also like and the Barbara Daly one from Tesco which I seemed to get through very quickly making it not quite as bargainous as I'd hoped. Have now got the Boots No.7 one but haven't started it yet.
I thought a primer wasn't necessary but have been using Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur for a couple of weeks now. I really notice a difference, less shine and my make-up stays on better. It costs about £12.99.
Boots No.7 is fantastic. I had a primer hunting day and lots of them are full of silicone, but not Boots. Testing it in store on the back of my hand, you could see immediately that it improves the texture of your skin.
Another vote for Benefit's Pore-fessional. I'd never tried a primer until I got married, and had my makeup done at the Benefit counter. The difference is absolutely incredible. Some days I just wear Pore-fessional and Bo-ing concealer rather than a foundation, it's that good.