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Flakey primer problem

I have oily skin with large pores in my t zone that always need covering up. I've tried many of those clear "gel" looking primers (porefessional, smashbox, too faced, Lancôme) but they always seem to flake up on me when applying. I have skin care products I apply underneath the primer but I refuse to skip those. does anyone else have this problem?

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@Ramiee- You might be using to much primer and also it sounds like you moisturizer is not sinking in good. Make sure your moisturizer is absorbed really well before applying your primer and also moisturizer should be your last step before your primer. I love Bare Minerals prime time primer even though I don't use that foundation it gives me a  flawless finish every time. Hope this helps!

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I actually have a sample of prime time and have used it twice with flak balling up but I may have to try it with your advice with a lighter hand! Thanks darl

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I do a facial peel mask..when i notice flakey skin. Have you done a peel lately?  I also have the Korres primer and agree its awesome.. I do however use Marajuca Oil by Tarte at night under my eyes and around my lips... Try a sample see if helps Smiley Happy

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Have you tried Benefit's Porefessional primer?  It fills in pores wonderfully and doesn't make my oily skin greasy.  It might prevent you from having to change your skin care routine.  Smiley Happy

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Ramieee listed that one up top for what she's tried. I agree that it's a wonderful primer, Rtista!

 

To Ramieee, try tapping or "pressing" the primer into place rather than rubbing. I find this helps especially in areas with enlarged pores!

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All you girls are so helpful! I think you got it on the nail. thank you! I need to tap it onto the pores instead of rubbing. I watch you tubers  do their makeup routine all the time and still can't get it right. 

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@Ramieee- Your welcome!

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Out of curiousity- are you also using a serum under your moisturizer?  Like everyone else, I think it's probably because of too much product- and not enough time between products.

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Yes I am using a pore refining serum. I think they're anti primer bc I've changed my routine from a different serum to see if that would help and still flakes Smiley Sad tomorrow morning I shall take my time making sure all is absorbed! Hah thanks much!

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I agree.  Flaking of skin, not product, is revealing skin that needs to be exfoliated.  Since you're acne-prone, stay away from physical exfoliant s like scrubs and brushes.  Use a fruit enzyme instead like Murad's Pomegranate Mask.  Love that stuff with all my heart!

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