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    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!
    “In the end we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.”
    ~Baba Dioum

  • #2
    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.
    Life is a hard race

    Its an uphill battle
    Like being shackled to a rock, struggling up the mountain

    But the elation at the top of every peak
    Is worth all the heart ache and every tear

    One Eye on the Unknown

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Miss_Riot View Post
      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 . 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.
      ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

      'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
      'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
      'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
      'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
      'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
      'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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      • #4
        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.
        Life is a hard race

        Its an uphill battle
        Like being shackled to a rock, struggling up the mountain

        But the elation at the top of every peak
        Is worth all the heart ache and every tear

        One Eye on the Unknown

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Miss_Riot View Post
          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/m...r-2oz-spritzer Final Seal, not Final Cut.

          http://www.preciousaboutmakeup.com/m...ever-hd-primer The primer I use. Don't be put off by the price, it last for-fucking-ever.
          ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

          'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
          'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
          'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
          'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
          'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
          'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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          • #6
            i use MAC strobe cream, love it. gives a nice glow.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by frankipanda View Post
              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.
              Life is a hard race

              Its an uphill battle
              Like being shackled to a rock, struggling up the mountain

              But the elation at the top of every peak
              Is worth all the heart ache and every tear

              One Eye on the Unknown

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Miss_Riot View Post
                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.
                ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

                'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
                'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
                'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
                'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
                'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
                'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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                • #9
                  I didn't think you could... that helps to know!

                  Have you tried the urban decay new equivilent?
                  Life is a hard race

                  Its an uphill battle
                  Like being shackled to a rock, struggling up the mountain

                  But the elation at the top of every peak
                  Is worth all the heart ache and every tear

                  One Eye on the Unknown

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                  • #10
                    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%20Fl...opsellers_face

                    They often give it away with their deals which explains why I have three tubes of it but have never bought any!
                    Blessed are the cracked for they let in the light.

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                    • #11
                      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.
                      Life is a hard race

                      Its an uphill battle
                      Like being shackled to a rock, struggling up the mountain

                      But the elation at the top of every peak
                      Is worth all the heart ache and every tear

                      One Eye on the Unknown

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Miss_Riot View Post
                        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.
                        ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

                        'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
                        'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
                        'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
                        'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
                        'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
                        'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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                        • #13
                          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!
                          Life is a hard race

                          Its an uphill battle
                          Like being shackled to a rock, struggling up the mountain

                          But the elation at the top of every peak
                          Is worth all the heart ache and every tear

                          One Eye on the Unknown

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by frankipanda View Post
                            http://www.preciousaboutmakeup.com/m...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?!
                            You got to keep in the game
                            Retaining mystique while facing forward
                            I suggest a reading of a Lesson in Tightropes
                            Or surfing Your High Hopes or adios Kansas

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kat_B View Post
                              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.
                              ...there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.

                              'Franki is a wise one. Even if she hides it well sometimes' ~ Scary Monster
                              'that's because you're perfect Franki' ~ Broken-Angel
                              'I salute you Franki' ~ **helen**
                              'I agree with everything that Franki has said' ~ Melian
                              'You're a genius' ~ piccolo
                              'Franki's right as usual' ~ James

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