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What's the bet primer you've tried?

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ginbin54 Wed 05-Mar-14 22:05:39

Just that really. I like Smashbox Photo Finish but it's quite pricey for a small tube. Can anyone recommend any others?

HaymitchAbarnathy Wed 05-Mar-14 22:07:23

Lanacane anti chafing gel - 5 quid for 30mls, almost the same ingredients as smashbox just as good if not better. It's not a primer really but it works as one.

Mrswellyboot Wed 05-Mar-14 22:10:14

I just bought Clinique Pore Minimiser. It is lovely but also pricey so I think I will try the chaffing gel too for midweek grin

bunnymother Wed 05-Mar-14 22:25:29

Has anyone tried the Maybelline primer? Is it good?

amothersplaceisinthewrong Wed 05-Mar-14 22:27:07

Airbrush away

ThonHoor Wed 05-Mar-14 22:27:15

bunny you mean the baby skin one? I have it. It's pretty good especially for the price!

My favourite is the Illamasqua Hydraveil because it feels like it drenches my slightly dry skin. It's gorgeous stuff.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 05-Mar-14 23:05:05

Yep, lanacane is the same as smash box.

SingSongSlummy Wed 05-Mar-14 23:07:11

Another recent Lanacane convert here too!

RonaldMcDonald Thu 06-Mar-14 01:07:41

Mac prep n prime

Jenda Thu 06-Mar-14 01:12:31

just trying a benefit one which is nice. Also have recently used two by MUA. One in a tube for less than a fiver, great for everyday. The other is from their fashionsita range which is on sale and it is fab. Really velvety and similar to Benefit Dr Feel Good

Innogen Thu 06-Mar-14 01:17:22

I use the maybelline primer in the little pot - is a clear jelly. It is marvellous!

bunnymother Thu 06-Mar-14 06:13:09

Yes, I mean the baby skin tube. What effect does it have?

gloucestergirl Thu 06-Mar-14 06:36:16

I have just checked out the lanacane anti-chafing gel. Out of curiosity how did someone figure out to use this as a primer?

truelymadlysleepy Thu 06-Mar-14 06:45:02

Clarins Beauty Flash or the Barbara Daly from Tesco is good for £5.

Sortyourmakeupout Thu 06-Mar-14 11:02:04

Tried them all.

Now use George from asda!

RonaldMcDonald Thu 06-Mar-14 11:03:16

I use Prep and Prime because it's good and because of the SPF 50 it carries along with it
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SouthernComforts Thu 06-Mar-14 11:05:16

I use the Rimmel stay matte one. I prefer benefit but it's too pricey at the minute.

yazzy85 Fri 07-Mar-14 23:19:26

GOSH primer from Superdrug is amazing, goes on silky smooth!

QuinnFabray Fri 07-Mar-14 23:23:48

I second the MAC SPF 50 primer. I've used it consistently for about four years. I hate silicone-y primers, they make my skin crawl. This one is more of a lotion/sun cream consistency, and isn't oily at all. In fact it's quite oil controlling.

QuinnFabray Fri 07-Mar-14 23:25:16

I liked the Rimmel stay matte one, a similar consistency to the MAC SPF, but it gave me mega spots.

RonaldMcDonald Sat 08-Mar-14 00:09:10

I'd agree about oil controlling quinn
It's a really great product

bouquetofpencils Sat 08-Mar-14 00:10:29

I love Porefection by Benefit. But now want to try Lanacane smile

alexheartbeauty Sat 08-Mar-14 00:42:06

That's so interesting about the Lanacane and I'd also like to know how using it as a primer came about.
I found the Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum works well as a primer. I also like the Laura Mericer one. I loved the Mac Prep & Prime SPF 50 but didn't like having to cut the tube open to get the last third out. Did any body else have that problem with it?
I don't recommend Garnier Blur. Promises so much, delivers so little.

ginbin54 Sat 08-Mar-14 08:46:46

Alex I agree about the Garnier Blur. Even the tiniest amount took hours to sink in and it left horrible white flaky bits on my skin.

Skinheadmermaid Sat 08-Mar-14 08:49:32

I really like porefessional by benefit, it made a visable difference.
The foundation i use is a foundation/primer and its great, its by soap and glory.

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