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Makeup Primers | Do They Work?

Primer was one of those beauty products I wasn’t too sure about. Is it replacing your moisturizer? Does it make a difference? Do I need it? The first primer I tried was the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. It is a primer that comes with EVERY beauty subscription service.This primer I did not like. I hated the silicone-type feeling I felt when applying it to my face. I then found out that this primer was suited for oily skin types, which I don’t have. But since this was my only experience with primers, I was very skeptical about them.

The next primers I decided to try were from e.l.f. This is an affordable, drugstore brand. First, I tried a pore minimizing primer and it had the same texture the Smashbox Photo Finish primer did. The second primer I tried was hydrating, or at least that’s what it was supposed to be. Again, the silicone feeling really put me off. And then, I finally tried the primers that would change my makeup application.

Too Faced Hangover Replenishing Face Primer

A replenishing face primer that hydrates, smoothes, and brightens skin for a dewy, healthy looking finish.

As the name says, this is a hydrating primer. FINALLY! I saw multiple YouTubers I know have dry skin use it in their videos, and decided I’d give this one a go. The texture is very light, it feels cool even, and it goes on beautifully. The difference between this and a moisturizer (which I also use in addition to this), is that this is a lot more lightweight. Because of that, I think it’s easier for makeup to go on on top of it and look nice. It provides you with an even, healthy canvas to apply your makeup on.

Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer

This primer is similar to the one I did not like from Smashbox, but the silicone-texture is less. I focus this on my nose/cheek area, instead of applying it to my entire face. I find that this way it works a lot better. Also, it is not a silicone-heavy as the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation primer. This one also has a slight pink tint to it which I find very nice for color-correcting.

A light, silky primer that blurs the look of pores and wrinkles, while enhancing the wear of makeup. 

Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer

The Smashbox Photo Finish Primerizer is part of the Photo Finish family, but this one is intended for those of us with dry skin. Much like the Too Faced primer, it immediately gives the skin a burst of hydration upon application. I find this one to be a tiny bit more hydrating than the Hangover primer, and have loved using it the past month. The bottle is glass which I think makes it hard to travel with. Even though this is a hydrating primer, I think it would also work for people with oily skin if they skipped the moisturizer step.

A face primer and moisturizer in one that delivers 24-hour hydration and powerful primer benefits in the lightest possible texture.

I would love to know your thoughts on primers. Do you think they are necessary? Have you found one that makes a difference? Let me know in the comments below!

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Holaa! My name is Maria, twenty-three, Colombian in Oregon, pursuing my Masters degree in Media Studies and using makeup as a procrastination tool. Join me as I learn more about makeup and share my thoughts with you!

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  • AD Where do you store your day-to-day makeup? I have been using this beautiful bag from @era81_official 😍It even has my name on it (swipe left to see 👉🏼). It is perfect to keep all my essentials, and it is so sturdy so I know they’ll be safe. You can use code “MCERA81GIFT” in the Notes at checkout for a free gift with purchase 🎁
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Donde guardan su maquillaje del día a día? Yo he estado usando esta cosmetiquera de @era81_official 😍Es el tamaño perfecto y hasta tiene mi nombre!
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  • That moment when you end up with two blushes because you forget you’d already put some on 🙈I picked up my @ultabeauty birthday gift and it is the cutest @narsissist Orgasm mini blush. What’s your favorite blush?
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Así como cuando se te olvida que ya te habías puesto rubor y terminas con dos 🙈Este rubor de @narsissist fue el regalito de cumpleaños de @ultabeauty. Cuál es su rubor favorito?
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Segunda parte ✌🏼Este es el tipo de sombras que me gusta usar cuando no tengo mucho tiempo pero quiero aparentar que hice un esfuerzo. Ustedes que hacen?
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  • It’s finally FRIDAY!! And in the U.S. it is also a long weekend 🎉 Any plans? I will be writing papers as the term is almost over.This was the final look from my post yesterday using the @colourpopcosmetics I Think I Love You palette.
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Por fin es VIERNES!! Y en Estados Unidos es lunes festivo 🎉Que planes tienen? Yo estaré haciendo tareas pues ya casi se acaba el trimestre. Este fue el resultado del maquillaje de ayer con la paleta I Think I Love You de @colourpopcosmetics
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  • Happy Thursday! My class today was optional, I didn’t know, so I was the only one who showed up 🎉How is YOUR week going?! This is part 1 and in the next video I will show you how I did the eyes. Do you like them broken up like this? Or would you rather the whole look be in one video?
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Mi clase hoy era opcional... yo no sabía... fui la única que fue a clase. Espero eso les de una idea de cómo va mi semana! Feliz jueves! ♥️
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He estado usando este serum de @esteelauder las últimas noches y WOW 😱Es increíble el efecto tan rápido que esto tiene en la piel. Se absorbe súper rápido y casi de inmediato la piel se siente más suave e hidratada. Ya lo han usado antes?
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