silicone-based makeup primers

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18 July 2007, 11:22 AM
silicone-based makeup primers
Does anyone use these? It's supposed to make a thin, impermeable layer on top of the skin, preventing makeup from settling into fine lines, shallow scars (my problem), etc. I have the one by Smashbox, and while my face looks a lot smoother when I apply before foundation it looks duller the next day. Is this harmful?

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25 July 2007, 11:49 AM
Dr. Pickart
Our goal is to try to rebuild skin health so that your skin is more like a child's skin.

Silicones are not naturally on skin and they block air contact with the skin's surface. The outer skin layers use some oxygen from the air and they need this to stay healthy.

One must always keep in mind that the cosmetic industry is a "quick fix" machine. They want women to look good instantly. But artificially looking good is not the same as naturally healthy beauty.

Think of the cosmetic companies as advertising agencies that sell skin and hair products.

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06 July 2008, 01:17 PM
Summer Breeze
Looks like my makeup primer is going to get trashed today too. Weeping
06 July 2008, 04:03 PM
Yes, Summer Breeze...those are "No No's"...

I never liked them anyway, it just seemed like my skin couldn't breath... much "Hype" out there!
06 July 2008, 07:28 PM
The only place I use a primer is on my eyes - Urban Decay Primer Potion. Without it, my eyeshadow and liner just doesn't last, but with it, it looks freshly applied til I take it off.
06 July 2008, 07:32 PM
Hey, your back...

We'll forgive you for that... I wear eyeliner, but never eyeshadow...

...even though I have TONS of it, I am a minimalist when it comes to makeup...just can't go without my liner & masacara, otherwise I don't recognize myself!