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Need a good, reasonably priced primer/moisturizer to put on before makeup. Help?
posted by Currer Belfry to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I had a professional redo my makeup recently for a more polished day look and it came out fantastic. I bought most of the color products but didn't really go for the skin prep products - the color was expensive enough!
However, getting the products home and applied correctly has proved challenging. So I'm looking for a good primer or moisturizer to put on before I apply foundation or eyeshadow. Basically I'm trying to prime my face for painting!
I'm in the habit of using just a Coppertone sunscreen, which adds much too much shine which I then have to tone down with matte powder. I also have a Cerave nighttime moisturizer but it really does not add enough moisture to ease makeup application.
The eye area is a particular problem. I tried putting a bit of eye cream on this morning before I did anything else, but trying to apply cream liner with a brush was still like trying to paint the Gobi desert. I'm in my 40's so the skin of my eyelid is not as taut as it used to be, in addition to the dryness.
I have Laura Mercier's eye primer but it really doesn't help; perhaps it would in combination with another product. However, I also have to watch out for too much slip because my eye makeup tends to come off pretty easily and hang out under my eyes.
If there's a drugstore product that will do the trick, great. I don't want to spend more than $50. I'd prefer a product I could use all over my face but I'll look at a separate eye cream if it is a killer product.