Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The magic of primer

I received a sample of facial primer from Sephora with my last order because I had wanted to try it. I’d always passed it off as another beauty item that wasn’t necessary and felt that I had no use for it. This stuff is a miracle product! I may be finding this out way late, but I had no idea how flawless it makes your complexion look. It evened everything out and made my skin look so fresh. This is definitely not something I would use everyday, but certainly for a night out or an event.

I went on Sephora’s website and the sample they sent, they don’t sell (which makes no sense). I googled and found it here. My question is; do any of you use primer and if so, what brand would you recommend? I need a full-size bottle of this little gem and fast!

23 comments:

Summer Wind said...

i use a neautrogena face lotion that is supposed to be used as a primer for make-up. it's oil free and good for your skin.. and cheap. i would definitely recommend it. While this lotion/primer doesn't even out your skin because it is colorless, it makes your skin feel soft and even so your make up will go on perfectly

Jen and Rob said...

MAC has a good primer too.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

I felt the same way as you about primer. I tried some once and didn't feel it helped, but maybe it just wasn't a good one.

short southern momma said...

Avon has a good product called magix face perfector. I really like it and it is something you can afford to use everyday.

Kessa Thea said...

I use Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light. ;-)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I use Bare Minerals Prime Time. It's wonderful! Sometimes I use it even on a non makeup day because it makes your skin feel so soft.

Sandy said...

I second the Bare Minerals Prime Time. Makes a HUGE difference on my skin. I don't use it every day either, but when I do, WOW!

PinkSass said...

I also use Prime Time by BM. It makes my skin feel so soft.

The Pink Chick said...

I use the Smashbox primer. Sephora sells it. I love it!

Miss HoneyDew said...

I have used BM's primer and a Sephora brand and I liked both!

KAC said...

I've never tried one but after hearing all about them I think I should!!

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thepreppyprincess said...

We don't use one Miss C&P... or should that read "We don' use one yet"? But we've used Lancome's eye makeup primer and like it, the only issue is that it is pretty heavy.

Good question though, we're loving all of the answers, very helpful!

The Pink Tutu said...

Bare Minerals primer is great!

Lacey said...

My favorites are the primers by Smashbox and NARS. The NARS one is more like a lotion but the Smashbox one glides on like this amazing satin-like gel. When I did make-up professionally the Smashbox primer was known as the best in the industry.

The Queen of Clearance said...

Ive never used primer...If you try some out though..let me know what you think!

Melissa said...

I love makeup primer! I use it for special occasions!

Lis said...

I haven't tried primer :( But after my bare minerals post I am considering ordering from of the Bare Minerals primer - I hear it's great.

And what the heck is up with Sephora sending you samples of something they don't sell - how silly is that?!

Kristen said...

I have never used primer, probably because I am too lazy, haha.

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I use Estee Lauder Idealist, but now I want to try this one that you used!

Jillian, Inc said...

I just recently started using Strobe by MAC and love it.

Kristin said...

I don't use primer but I've been thinking about it. Maybe it's time!

Jill said...

Lately I've been thinking I need a serious make over. I'll have to ask about primer. Thanks for the rec.