Monday, April 14, 2008

My Two Favorite Primers

Primer has become a part of my daily routine, whether I wear any other makeup or not. I've been using MAC Prime+Prep Face Primer for a while, but I just started using Becca Mineral SPF Primer last week and I can't decide which I like better now!

MAC Prime+Prep vs. Becca Mineral SPF Primer:

- Both are oil free, cream formulas that moisturize well
- Becca is mineral, MAC is not
- Becca is better for sensitive skin
- Both smooths skin
- Becca has a better matte finish
- Both are weightless
- Becca's includes anti-oxidant vitamins A, E, Green Tea, White Tea, Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate), Linoic Acid (Evening Primrose Oil), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Co Enzyme Q10,
- Becca=SPF 30, MAC = SPF 50
- Becca = $42, MAC = $26.50

I'd recommend both but I like Becca better because of the way it feels on my skin. It's matte finish is better, especially for the warm season. MAC's formua tends to be runny and watery if you don't shake it up once in a while, while Becca's isn't. However, MAC has a higher SPF count and it's price is also much better.

How imporant is primer to you and what's your favorite product?


nywele said...

i should check out the Becca then..
I've tried MAC prep-primer and wasn't sure what to think of it...
i didn't repurchase it..where can we find becca products? @ Sephora?

slvrlips said...
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slvrlips said...

Thanks for this post!! I have tried a couple different primers and I do indeed think it makes a difference when it comes to the application of foundation. I tried MAC's P+P and it broke me out to no end. I then tried Smashbox and it has been good so far, no break outs etc. But I'm always up for trying new stuff. The price tag is a little steep but I'm I'll try it out. Ok here goes another product to add to my ever growing "want list"
Thanks again for sharing

Mukho said...

Hello Beauty talk.. A Very Happy New Year from one bong to another! :)

Will be following up your posts avidly now onwards.. always glad to have an adda partner for my favourite talking point! :)

Mukho said...

btw, in case u r wondering, i discovered ur bong origins from a comment u left in iheartmakeup's blog :)

BeautyTalk said...

Hi Nywele,

Yes, you can get Becca at Sephora and Nordstroms and Bloomingdales, I believe.

BeautyTalk said...

Hi Mukho,

Bongs unite! Thanks for stopping by :)

nywele said...

thank you :)