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mikenza
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1 year, 3 months ago
Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?

I'm looking for a foundation primer, but i don't want to pay more than 25$ for it. So drugstores or just cheaper primers. I also want one that lasts long, most that I try, run out really fast. What are some decently priced, long lasting, good foundation primers?

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Helmi
allstar
1 year, 2 months ago
Re: Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?

Here's one that I've wanted to try. It comes with pretty good reviews, too. Avon Magix Face Perfector: http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?level1_id=300&level2_id=301&pdept_id=314&dept_id=396&cat_type=C&pf_id=34410 You could also use the Beauty Product Finder feature at Allure.com. Just choose your needs and specifications(including budget) and click on your results.


CaroleVonAllten
elite
1 year, 1 month ago
Re: Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?

I am a makeup artist and work as a consultant. I have tested many, many foundation primers, and the only one I use is Porefessional by Benefit. It does cover pores efficiently. You do not need a primer. If you have a goof foundation, and you finish it with a translucent powder, the foundation will not disappear. Don't forget, these are makeup companies trying to make money by selling a bill of goods that you need eyeshadow primer, foundation primer, beauty balms, tinted moisturizers. Tthey are leading us down a path to line their pockets with money by creating a false need. That being said, please invest in a decent foundation you can test at good department stores, Sephora or ULTA. You need to have a color match, and have the sales person help you find the right foundation for you. Try Clinique, Estee Lauder, Too Faced at Sephora and ULTA and Kat Von D at Sephora only. The latter has incredible coverage, and believe me, it's not going anywhere. It is very natural, and a teeny bit goes a long way. Here again, the staff at Sephora can do a color match and you can test. That is key. Don't buy a drugstore brand, only to turn around and return it because you couldn't test it. Stay away from Garnier, L'Oreal and other drugstore brands. They simply are not worth the money. I have probably tried all of them on my subjects, and have narrowed the lineup to those I mention. I hope this helps you, and good luck! Carole


karen_russell
newbie
1 year, 2 months ago
Re: Re: Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?
Helmi posted:

Here's one that I've wanted to try. It comes with pretty good reviews, too. Avon Magix Face Perfector: http://shop.avon.com/shop/product.aspx?level1_id=300&level2_id=301&pdept_id=314&dept_id=396&cat_type=C&pf_id=34410 You could also use the Beauty Product Finder feature at Allure.com. Just choose your needs and specifications(including budget) and click on your results.

Hard Candy has a nice primer. It makes my face feel very soft. Love it! You can get it at Walmart for $8.


Lilies516
insider
1 year, 1 month ago
Re: Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?

I have worked for a few makeup counters and now I have been an independent consultant for some time now ; my absolute favorite primer is Lancome's la base . It costs $42 but I use it everyday and have had the bottle for over a year and I've only used 25% of it. You only use half of a dime size on your entire face. I've also used it and haven't put foundation on. It just keeps my face glow and even. Ask at a counter for an application of it and see how you like it ! :)


regularjo64
newbie
1 year, 2 months ago
Re: Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?

I like the Hard Candy primers too, but there are a couple I've been wanting to try. Tarte has a Primer Trio that retails for about $12. It comes with 2 face primers and an eye primer. I've also been wanting to try Benefit's Dr. Feelgood, but that runs about $18. Right now I'm using Garnier's BB Cream, the one with shine control. It's tinted and it feels like it has a primer built in. It makes my skin look and feel great, all for about $11!


Lttlebeautyblog
insider
1 year, 2 months ago
Re: Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?

Try using a bb cream as a primer. I've tried the ones by Loreal and Garnier. They are about $12 and can be found in the skincare aisle. You get extra coverage, lasting power for your foundation, sunscreen, and anti aging benefits :) LOVE bb creams!


HeathRene
elite
1 year ago
Re: Re: Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?
CaroleVonAllten posted:

I am a makeup artist and work as a consultant. I have tested many, many foundation primers, and the only one I use is Porefessional by Benefit. It does cover pores efficiently. You do not need a primer. If you have a goof foundation, and you finish it with a translucent powder, the foundation will not disappear. Don't forget, these are makeup companies trying to make money by selling a bill of goods that you need eyeshadow primer, foundation primer, beauty balms, tinted moisturizers. Tthey are leading us down a path to line their pockets with money by creating a false need. That being said, please invest in a decent foundation you can test at good department stores, Sephora or ULTA. You need to have a color match, and have the sales person help you find the right foundation for you. Try Clinique, Estee Lauder, Too Faced at Sephora and ULTA and Kat Von D at Sephora only. The latter has incredible coverage, and believe me, it's not going anywhere. It is very natural, and a teeny bit goes a long way. Here again, the staff at Sephora can do a color match and you can test. That is key. Don't buy a drugstore brand, only to turn around and return it because you couldn't test it. Stay away from Garnier, L'Oreal and other drugstore brands. They simply are not worth the money. I have probably tried all of them on my subjects, and have narrowed the lineup to those I mention. I hope this helps you, and good luck! Carole

I also love Benefit's POREfessional primer. The tube costs $20 and works great at filling in pores and creating a nice base for your foundation.


fairdesires
newbie
10 months, 4 weeks ago
Re: Re: Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?
CaroleVonAllten posted:

I am a makeup artist and work as a consultant. I have tested many, many foundation primers, and the only one I use is Porefessional by Benefit. It does cover pores efficiently. You do not need a primer. If you have a goof foundation, and you finish it with a translucent powder, the foundation will not disappear. Don't forget, these are makeup companies trying to make money by selling a bill of goods that you need eyeshadow primer, foundation primer, beauty balms, tinted moisturizers. Tthey are leading us down a path to line their pockets with money by creating a false need. That being said, please invest in a decent foundation you can test at good department stores, Sephora or ULTA. You need to have a color match, and have the sales person help you find the right foundation for you. Try Clinique, Estee Lauder, Too Faced at Sephora and ULTA and Kat Von D at Sephora only. The latter has incredible coverage, and believe me, it's not going anywhere. It is very natural, and a teeny bit goes a long way. Here again, the staff at Sephora can do a color match and you can test. That is key. Don't buy a drugstore brand, only to turn around and return it because you couldn't test it. Stay away from Garnier, L'Oreal and other drugstore brands. They simply are not worth the money. I have probably tried all of them on my subjects, and have narrowed the lineup to those I mention. I hope this helps you, and good luck! Carole

Myself, I never used primers. I think if you find a foundation that works well with your skin type, you don't need a primer. Of coarse i'm speaking on behalf of myself, everybody has there own little complications finding that right foundation that works well for them. I use Max Factor ..the pan stik ultra creamy foundation, I may pay a little more, but to me it's worth the extra money. It covers nicely and evenly where I don't need a primer, so I save in that aspect, plus i don't have that uncomfortable feeling of too much makeup caked on my face. Great post Carole, I may try the Clinigue and Estee Lauder sometime. Since I been staying away from the cheap foundations, I haven't ventured to far past the Max Factor brand I been using, it works well for me so i've been sticking with it. Paige


hanana
allstar
10 months, 3 weeks ago
Re: Foundation primers that aren't too expensive?

I have recently been in search of a primer to keep my oily skin at bay throughout the day, at a low cost. The Rimmel one was smoothing, but did nothing to combat the oiliness. I am currently using one by Sonia Kashuk (sold at Target) and am enjoying it quite a bit. However, I think I'm going to keep looking until I find a holy grail.


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