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Makeup Primers!

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm sick of my makeup not looking good for much longer than a couple of hours and have been told primers are the way forward. So can anyone suggest some good ones??
Thanks!

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Depends what your doing with it...

    For everyday I have this in my kit - Prep-Prime Face-Protect SPF-50

    For an evening I have this: Prep & prime skin exactly the same as the other one but without the SPF (which causes bleach spots in photos)

    For eyes I use painterly (which is a paintpot by MAC, maybe a pro product, let me know if it is I'll see what I can do because I have a pro account with them being a make artist in training)

    Illamasqua also do good ones, I don't rate urban decay primers (although some people do but I've had them and found them to be useless).

    I know they're not cheap but if you use a brush (a foundation brush is best) to apply them they go quite far, and they're worth it because they set the base for your make up.

    I'm going to IMATS at the beginning of Feb so if you haven't gotten anything by then I'll see if I can come up with any other brands that I've tried.

    Make up Alley is always good for reviews on products.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Miss_Riot wrote: »
    For eyes I use painterly (which is a paintpot by MAC, maybe a pro product, let me know if it is I'll see what I can do because I have a pro account with them being a make artist in training)

    Nope, it's a regular MAC product. I love Painterly :heart:. Also iirc you can call the Pro stores to order stuff?

    Also for eyes try Urban Decay Primer Potion or Too Faced Shadow Insurance (you can buy that from Debenhams (I think?) online, also ASOS sell it). Less thick, just as amazing.

    My face primer is a Makeup Forever HD Primer, which I bought from a shop online called PAM. Can't remember the web address but I'll have a look later on. It's green, so it gets rid of all the redness on your face, but they do regular ones too.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I can order pro stuff over the phone or online with my discount...I've got Illamasqua discount too. MAC are stingy with their discount and it only lasts til march, plus their customer service stinks!

    Oh and Fix+ by MAC is also very good for keeping make up on the face, you spray that on afterwards.

    Are you using powder to set you make up? that will help too.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Miss_Riot wrote: »
    I can order pro stuff over the phone or online with my discount.

    Yeah, but I meant that people without the card can order over the phone, right?

    Also: Fix+ doesn't actually help keep makeup on, it just stops everything looking powdery. It's literally just water with a bit of glycerine in it, if I remember rightly.

    That said, I think Ben Nye do one which would be good for that, because they do stage makeup (oh man, how I want a Ben Nye fairy to come and visit me!). I think it's called Final Cut or something?

    Eta: that website: http://www.preciousaboutmakeup.com/

    http://www.preciousaboutmakeup.com/makeup/ben-nye-final-seal-matte-makeup-sealer-2oz-spritzer Final Seal, not Final Cut.

    http://www.preciousaboutmakeup.com/makeup/make-up-for-ever-hd-primer The primer I use. Don't be put off by the price, it last for-fucking-ever.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i use MAC strobe cream, love it. gives a nice glow.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yeah, but I meant that people without the card can order over the phone, right?

    Also: Fix+ doesn't actually help keep makeup on, it just stops everything looking powdery. It's literally just water with a bit of glycerine in it, if I remember rightly.

    Nope, I think "mere mortals" (not my words!) can only do it online, but I could be wrong...doesn't mean I can't do it for you! Nope, Fix+ does help make up stay on longer, and its got more than glycerine in it. Mixing medium is just water + glycerine! We make it ourselves at college.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Miss_Riot wrote: »
    Nope, I think "mere mortals" (not my words!) can only do it online, but I could be wrong...doesn't mean I can't do it for you! Nope, Fix+ does help make up stay on longer, and its got more than glycerine in it. Mixing medium is just water + glycerine! We make it ourselves at college.

    You can order pro items without the card, you just don't get the discount.

    It really doesn't, from experience. I've found it to be kind of useless tbh.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I didn't think you could... that helps to know!

    Have you tried the urban decay new equivilent?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sometimes I use beauty flash balm by Clarins under make up, not sure this is the type of product you mean?

    http://www.clarins.co.uk/Beauty%20Flash%20Balm/C010405004,en_GB,pd.html?start=1&cgid=topsellers_face

    They often give it away with their deals which explains why I have three tubes of it but have never bought any!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Beauty balms are more like serums rather than primers...unless they have a tint in which case they are more like foundations...

    Its a term that seems to be bounded around a lot for a variety of different products.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Miss_Riot wrote: »
    Nope, Fix+ does help make up stay on longer.

    Just remembered to prove you wrong about this ;).

    From the MAC website:

    "An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up".

    Says nothing about helping makeup stay on. It's a finisher, stops shit looking powdery and is basically just posh water.

    Doesn't even work for me, either. It just gives me a kind of "you've just been out in the rain" finish.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Works well for me, but I'm using heavy photographic-style bases, which probably have better staying power anyway...

    happy to be proved wrong, I'm still learning!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    http://www.preciousaboutmakeup.com/makeup/make-up-for-ever-hd-primer The primer I use. Don't be put off by the price, it last for-fucking-ever.

    How do you know what colour to get?!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kat_B wrote: »
    How do you know what colour to get?!

    Green cancels out red.
    Pink/salmony colours cancels out blue.
    The white one is regular primer.
    I can't remember what the rest do.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    So is MAC the best one to go for then??
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote: »
    So is MAC the best one to go for then??

    In terms of value, I'd say probably. It also depends what kind of texture you're after. I haven't tried Strobe Cream (although I'm told it's much like a moisturiser so I've always wanted to try it), but I have a tube of the Prep & Prime Skin SPF50 and I find it very thick. It feels really cloggy on my skin and I actually find it quite difficult to apply my foundation properly afterwards.

    The MUFE HD one is lighter, even though it's more expensive. You can't buy it in stores like you can with MAC (annoyingly), so if you want I can send you a sample to try out? I'll have to see if I can find something to put it in first, mind :/
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Strobe cream is more of a brightening cream less of a primer - in the sense it does nothing texture.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In terms of value, I'd say probably. It also depends what kind of texture you're after. I haven't tried Strobe Cream (although I'm told it's much like a moisturiser so I've always wanted to try it), but I have a tube of the Prep & Prime Skin SPF50 and I find it very thick. It feels really cloggy on my skin and I actually find it quite difficult to apply my foundation properly afterwards.

    The MUFE HD one is lighter, even though it's more expensive. You can't buy it in stores like you can with MAC (annoyingly), so if you want I can send you a sample to try out? I'll have to see if I can find something to put it in first, mind :/

    Please!! It's quite expensive so would be nice to try it out!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote: »
    Please!! It's quite expensive so would be nice to try it out!

    No worries :). PM me your address and I'll see if I can find something to put it in (Luby, you got any sample pots going spare >.<?).
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