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Face Primer Dupes for Your Skin!

Not all face primers are created equal, but some have great, affordable dupes!  Primer is a topic of conversation that I always see in my inbox, whether it’s a dupe request or simply needing to know what primer will work best for your skin concern.  Here I’ve gathered a list of fourteen excellent face primers with an average cost difference of $31!  That’s THIRTY ONE DOLLARS you could be saving. Or about ten Starbucks drinks you could get FREE.  mmmm

For a synopsis and comparison of all of these primers, and which I think is the best ever, click through!

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UNDER HYPED: Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer

Smashbox is my favourite brand when it comes to primers, they’ve got everything from colour correcting to oily controlling and line reducing versions  and even one for the under eye area. An under-eye primer may seem like just “another” product to buy and another unnecessary product to add into your beauty routine, but the results are oh so worth it. Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer has been a favourite product of mine for many years now and it really doesn’t get enough hype or recognition. Whether you’re someone who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup (or someone who wears a lot) has severe dark circles or just a little discoloration underneath the eyes this product works a full on treat and is well worth the price. It’s super hydrating, but thanks to the silicone like texture it doesn’t cause concealer to crease, in fact it actually helps improve its staying power so you don’t have to worry about your concealer slipping around all over the place. It’s also packed with light reflecting pigments and has a peachy pink base to it, meaning that it helps counteract darkness and blue tones in the skin which in turn makes dark circles appear less obvious and reduces the need for a large amount of concealer. All in all I love this product. If you’re someone with severe dark circles or has problems with concealer creasing it’s definitely worth checking this product out. It’s also great for wearing alone on no-makeup days and for mixing in with concealer to make it more blendable.

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Milani Prime Shield Face Primer Review

Mattifying + Pore Minimizing

As of lately I have been trying face primers and setting sprays. I saw Milani had a primer and I figure why not. This is, I think the second Milani product I have tried and I’m happy I picked this up. This is one of the best primers I have tried so far. It controls my oils so well without having me look so dry. I have oily combination skin and I try different mattifying primers. My nose is the first thing to get shiny. This primer kept the shine on my nose to a minimum to the point I feel like I barely need to blot. My face has such a smooth radiant finish with this primer. I know it’s suppose to mattify but I like that my skin is not so matte to the point I look powdery. It controls my oils and balances out my face. I highly recommend this primer. They also have a Hydrating + Pore-Minimizing primer for dry skin types. I love that this primer is affordable as well. This primer works great with my drugstore and high-end foundations.

Rate: 5/5
Recommend: Yes

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Don't apply concealer directly onto any lines around your eyes or crows feet, it will just crease. Use a smoothing, resurfacing primer before you apply your makeup instead.

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water Review

Pretty much most people especially if you are in the beauty community, you know about this product. It was raved about on YouTube which made me skeptical. Sometimes when a product is raved about, I feel people just into it for the hype. I first used this product at my friend’s wedding. I was doing her makeup and the bridesmaids. My other friend who am was assisting me let me used hers to set their makeup. Their makeup stayed flawless all night. Their makeup stayed in place and I received many compliments on their makeup. So this made me purchase mine. I got the travel size to test out and I really like this product. If you are looking for a high-end setting spray try this one out. I feel like this is good for all skin types. I have oily combination skin, this gave me a radiant glow but controlled my oils. I don’t really care for it as a primer but to set my makeup I do like it. For me the big con is the sprayer. It doesn’t spray evenly or consistently. It could just be my bottle but other than that I have nothing bad to say about this product. From a makeup artist stand point I feel like it is worth a try.

Rate: 4/5
Recommend: Yes

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