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Old 12-23-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring,Maryland
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So what gives? Why use these?

I use foundation, but even that feels like alot on my face already...
Primer is used to keep the makeup from fading. I have oily eyelids and without primer (urban decay primer potion) the shadow fades like I never had it on.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I never used a primer before but a friend of mine bought me "Blanc de Chanel" and I must admit it seemed to make my skin a lot more luminous as well as adding an extra layer of moisturising ( I have very sensitive and dry skin). You only use a tiny amount so it has lasted a long, long time and it does not feel greasy or heavy. My only dislike is that it does not come in a pump which means you have to be very careful or it will simply spill out of the bottle. I only use a fingertip's worth.

http://herhis.com/product_img/Mk_Cha...E%20CHANEL.JPG

I love very natural make up and it really seems to work on me anyway.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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I'm not a fan of the Smashbox Photoready line. It made me breakout and did nothing for setting my skin.

If I use a primer, it's Guerlain's L'or Radiance.

As of late I've just been using my moisturizer, La Mer Moisturizing Gel Cream.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I like Laura Geller's Spackle!
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I only use primer on my eyelids and I LOVE Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I use a lot of colors and blend a couple over my lids at a time and that makes them easy to blend, and keeps them from fading during the day. ((And I have oily-ish skin and live in humid Houston!))
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Old 12-23-2010, 06:36 PM
 
Location: In the Zombie Room
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Currently using "The Present" by Philosophy as I'm in the process of switching all of my skin care products to Philosophy.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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I like Hard Candy from Wal Mart. I also saw some that was in a foam that I squeezed onto my hands that seemed nice. I really like primer and I just started using it in the spring.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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I don't use a primer. I just use facial moisturizer (even on my eyelids) and it seems to do the job better at leaving the eyeshadow on.
^^^Ditto. I use Bobbi Brown's face cream. The shadow stay put. They claim primer is in the cream.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I'd forgotten about the Rimmel, I did buy that and wasn't too happy w/it through the summer (too much sheen got through), I'm trying it again and it's okay, at least it doesn't make me get the little skin bumps like the L'Oreal did (much as I liked that look) - I think the Rimmel is drying though now in the cold - need something in-between, sigh.... why wasn't I born w/poreless, perfect skin? LMAO
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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The reason you break out with primer is the silicone is closing your pores and not allowing them to breathe.

I bought some cheap Revlon primer...forget about it.

The primer Velvet Skin from DHC is really good I thought, no breakouts and definitely did the job...or, at least, my mom's company all went "ahhhh" when they saw it. I figure that's good enough for me.
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