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Primer/Moisturizer Recommendations for Different Foundation Types?

Can anyone help recommend makeup primers/moisturizers to use before applying each foundation type (matte, natural finish, glow)? I feel like I keep buying different primers/moisturizers & foundations to avoid caking and separating, but can't get it quite right. My skin is dry right now but I honestly switch up foundations based on the current state of my skin. I mainly use liquid foundations. Should I use specific primers to complement the formulations of each type?

 

Primers/Moisturizers I have:

 

-Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Mini Pore Diffusing Primer- Always an Optimist

-Milk Makeup Mini Hydro-Grip Hydrating Makeup Primer with Hyaluronic Acid + Niacinamide

-Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid

-Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream Plumping & Hydrating Moisturizer

Re: Primer/Moisturizer Recommendations for Different Foundation Types?

@alawn27

 

Rare Beauty - "Pore Diffusing" probably indicative of a silicone, so an oil based foundation

Milk Gripping - thinner foundations, water based

The Magic cream, so this is a moisturizer, which honestly, I tend to do vs primer, this is also an emollient one, so this oil foundation.

The Tatcha, I don't own, it has water as the primary ingredient, but also dimethicone.  It's probably a moisturizer you can use with any primer, but you would need to give it sufficient dry down time.

 

To match it up, check the ingredient list to see what is first on the foundation.

Re: Primer/Moisturizer Recommendations for Different Foundation Types?

Thank you so much!!! This information is really helpful!

Re: Primer/Moisturizer Recommendations for Different Foundation Types?

You should try the Glow Recipe Pink Juice Moisterizer! It is amazing for making liquid foundation glowy. It is also refillable. So it is good for the environment!

Re: Primer/Moisturizer Recommendations for Different Foundation Types?

Thank you for the recommendation! I have been wanting to try Glow Recipe so I will keep it in mind!

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