Does Smashbox primer break you out?

mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I think it does me. I love it, but not the breakouts.

Is there another primer that doesn't do that?
3c
Poo: KBB shampoo bar or Shikai moisturizing shampoo
CoWash: VO5 kiwi
Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You mean the Photo Finish? It doesn't but I want to Try the Mac Prep and Prim because of the SPF 50.
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  • Naptural9jaNaptural9ja Posts: 183Registered Users
    Which Smashbox primer have you been using? I've used the PHOTO FINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER LIGHT and didn't break out with it. It's water-based and "oil-free". Maybe you should try a sample of that formula and see if it makes a difference.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    have you tried the Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel? i find it lighter in texture than the Smashbox or any of my other primers.
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  • angelmyst6angelmyst6 Posts: 1Registered Users
    Philosophy has some good products. I use "The Supernatural" Poreless, flawless tinted SPF 15, along with "The Present" clear makeup (Can be used alone or as a primer, I use it as a primer)
    Never had any problems with breakouts and I tend to have sensitive skin
  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use Photo Finish Color Correction, the green one. I love it, but the break outs are a bummer! Is the Monistat really as good? I'll try it.

    But i'll give it some more time. I do love the finish and how it works. If no one else is breaking out, maybe it's just me.
    3c
    Poo: KBB shampoo bar or Shikai moisturizing shampoo
    CoWash: VO5 kiwi
    Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
    Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor
  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    Facial products containing silicone give me cysts. I'm too lazy to look it up, but I think the Smashbox primer contains silicones.

    Once I quit using skin care products with silicones, my breakouts improved greatly.
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  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    most primers have silicones - that's how they make your skin feel so smooth.

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/makeup/rouquinnes-makeup-missive-the-primer-directive
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  • mandyvmandyv Posts: 2,437Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks, rou. I'm going to switch to Olay Regenerist Daily Perfecting Serum. I've got yet another breakout just since this morning. I can't be having this!

    Question: Does LM translucent setting powder achieve the same goal of keeping makeup looking good all day?
    3c
    Poo: KBB shampoo bar or Shikai moisturizing shampoo
    CoWash: VO5 kiwi
    Cond: Robert Craig, Tresemme Natural, or Fekkai Shea Butter
    Leave in/Styling: Grapeseed oil, KBB milk, KCCC, and Aveda Confixor
  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    most primers have silicones - that's how they make your skin feel so smooth.

    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/makeup/rouquinnes-makeup-missive-the-primer-directive

    Probably why I don't use a primer. :)

    I know you don't like mineral make up, Rou, but I've tried Meow's primer. It didn't seem to make much a difference, so I don't use it. It is silicone-free though.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Posts: 7,578Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i use the smashbox anti-shine but only when i'm going out or know i'll be in pics or something. i washing it off really well (use my clarisonic afterwards for sure). i don't have breakouts. i also have the meow primer and don't know if it really does anything. i need to use it more consistenly to determine. my skin is must oily plain and simple. at this point i can deal with oil as long as i don't have pimples/breakouts which i don't really get since i use mineral makeup and salicylic acid and clarisonic plus management my diet/water.

    so back to the original question, i don't think smashbox makes me breakout but i also don't use it daily.
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  • mrspoppersmrspoppers Posts: 7,223Registered Users Curl Novice
    I also like Philosophy's two primers. The Supernatural is great with just some powder on top and The Present is like a regular primer.

    I hopped on the Monistat train years ago and had terrible breakouts. The Smashbox primer doesn't make me break out so there's something different in that stuff.
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  • badgercurlsbadgercurls Posts: 3,077Registered Users
    I think Korres makes a silicone-free primer.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,734Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Mandy, Tarte is claiming that their new primer, called ReCreate, is silicone-free.

    it's $32US, which is pretty much in line with what most other companies charge for their primers.
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  • PoodleheadPoodlehead Posts: 6,959Registered Users
    If the Smashbox breaks you out, it is likely the Monistat will too. I loved the smooth finish, but hated the aftereffects.
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