03-20-2017 12:27 AM
I've tried a few of the higher end primers but none of them work as well as Monostat Chafing Gel (on me). Just last week I was given a sample of Lancome's primer. It was terrible compared to the Monostat that I've used for several years. Yes, primers make ALL the difference!
03-20-2017 07:57 AM
Maybe it's not your primer, but what you layer under it. Too many layers or some thick creams will ball-up, and some products just don't mix well. I've used several different primers and have never had a problem with any of them balling up. But I don't apply lots of product layers either.
@Iwantcoffee - some of us think primers are necessary and our foundation looks fresher all day with a primer. Personal preference.
03-20-2017 04:08 PM
I have tried many different primers.
Mally, Laura Gellar, Smash box and Bare Minerals.
It seems that even if I apply just a little, wait for a few minutes before I apply my foundation.... primer balls up and I look worse than if I didn't use primer at all.
I'm 51, combination skin and have a few fine lines. Any suggestions?
My favorite is Benefit Porefessionals Primer.
03-26-2017 08:05 AM
I think part of the problem is that almost all the primers I've tried are silicone-based.
I only use a very light moisturizer for oily skin, and I use it sparingly.
I cleanse each morning in the shower with Philosopy Micro face wash, and use my Clarisonic at night, so I don't think exfoliation is the problem.
I'd really like to find a primer without silicone.
The only layer under the primer would be light oil free moisturizer, and a light eye cream, both applied after I shower. If I were to apply primer before makeup, it would be at least 15 minutes after that...
03-26-2017 12:11 PM - edited 03-26-2017 12:13 PM
@ironsister Your not using too much product but apparently you have a problem with silicone primer. I would suggest trying TooFaced Hangover which has no cones. You can get a sample at Ulta. If you want to try a higher end product, Marc Jacobs sold at Sephora. HTH you Google some reviews too!
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