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Lancôme LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer

This amazing oil-free makeup base creates a smooth, radiant, and long-lasting canvas for a polished look. Exclusive Lanc&ocircme Elasto-Smooth technology refines skin's texture and diffuses light to visibly reduce imperfections, creating a satin-soft finish. Makeup glides on seamlessly. Color stays more true and vibrant for an air-brushed look all day.
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Questions & Answers for Lancôme LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer

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Good for oily skin?
I only have one skin care problem, oily skin. I have tried a bevy of primers out there and although some do help a little, on the whole my face is shiny in about an hour after foundation application. So my question is for you oily gals out there. Let me know..........
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
chipilona
(Bonners Ferry, ID)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
This TOTALLY saved super my oily skin. I tried over 50 primers and none of them were as perfect as this!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Natashaaaa
(Schenectady, NY)
answer 2
My skin is combination. I have found this does not promote oiliness. I am using it under Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Makeup. After that I finish with the most incredible mattifying, setting powder ever: Make Up For Ever's High Definition Powder (just a very tiny amount). I have no oil all day, none!!! Not sure if it's the powder, the foundation, the combination of products. But this works wonderfully well so I am sticking with it.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
HonestynCharm
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 3
This product is fantastic for oily skin. I use an oil-free facial cleanser & moisturizer, which helps, and then apply this after. It controls the oil pretty well for most of the morning. I usually only need a light touch up of powder mid-day and then I'm good for the afternoon.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
cookingcutie
(Airmont NY)
answer 4
Yes! I feel this product works better for me (combination/oily skin) than the Smashbox light primer. It lasts longer and my feel looks better through out the day. It does contain silicone though. I do use this one for very special occasions because it's so pricey for the size, but a little does go a long way.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
anaggs
(Miami, FL)
answer 5
I have super-oily skin, and yes it really does help.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
JennyJill
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
I have an oily skin and this primer works very well on my skin. I'm really happy that I bought it.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
jolie33
(Alexandria, VA)
Question
Do you put this on before or after moisterizer
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
hexal
(Durham ct)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
after moisturizer
answered 2 years ago
kkchagg
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
after
answered 2 years ago
newyork10024
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
I personally use this without any moisturizer at all and didn't have any problems. But skin types do vary, so maybe try with and without and see which you like. If you do add moisturizer first, I'd let it sit a little before putting on the primer so your moisturizer has time to soak in.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
faeriegrace
answer 4
After moisturizing and before apply foundation...
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
maggamin
(Boulder, CO)
answer 5
I find it's best to put this on top of your moisturizer.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
wpjw
(OKC OK)
answer 6
after
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
ellij
(westchester ny)
Question
Do you put on before or after foundation
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Goldsboro NC)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
Before. Make sure you let it dry completely. About 2-3 minutes.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
Natashaaaa
(Schenectady, NY)
answer 2
As a rule, primer is put before foundation.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
LenaVA
(Alexandria, VA)
answer 3
Use before foundation. Or, you could put a little squirt on the back of your hand, then foundation, and mix them together with a brush. Or, if you love sponges (although everyone says brushes are better for coverage), put a small squirt of this then a larger squirt of foundation on your sponge.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
HonestynCharm
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 4
Definitely apply BEFORE any makeup. It will help the makeup to actually glide on and look great!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
toofarnorth
(Presque Isle, Maine)
answer 5
You put this on before your foundation and it will keep it looking fantastic all day (put it on after you apply moisturize and allow it to sink in). It helps control the oil and makes your makeup look smoother.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
cookingcutie
(Airmont NY)
answer 6
This should be applied before foundation.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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compare to smashbox photofinish primer
I received a deluxe sample of this and have been dying to try it. However, I have tried Smashbox's photo finish primer and it made me break out horribly ! This seems like it has a similiar consistency. So, I am a little scared! I was wondering if this was basically the same thing or simiar as far as ingredients?
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
No comparison to LaBase. Smashbox is sticky, LaBase creates a silky texture that makes foundation application feel flawless
answered 7 months ago
kaprond
(Dearborn, MI)
answer 2
Actually they are very different consistencies.... So im assuming different ingredients! Neither make my skin break out though...
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
deborahr
(Chicago, il)
answer 3
Not sure as far as ingredients, but I am sure that Smashbox is a LOT heavier.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
MsHolmes
(Ahwatukee AZ)
answer 4
I personally have never tried smashbox's primer, but I do have very sensitive skin, I have to be careful what I use or else I end up getting red and itchy for days, but I never break out or get a reaction from this product, if anything it leaves my skin smooth and soft, plus its oil free and feels super light
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
lollylips
(So California)
answer 5
Much lighter and does not make m break out like that one did
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
ellij
(westchester ny)
answer 6
Just about everything makes me break out...i have hormonal acne so there is not a lot one can do for that, but this primer was the only one that did not make me break out. Having said that, everyone's skin is different, so I would recommend using it for a week to see the results....I switched to a really good cleanser for acne prone skin and that has solved many of my issues with face products....
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
ellij
(westchester ny)
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Can this product be used in place of moisturizer?
My daughter keeps stealing my La Base, and she claims that you use it first, and then moisturizer afterwards. I say you need to use moisturizer first, otherwise if you use the la base first, it will block out the moisturizer, and it doesn't take the place of moisturizer. Who is correct?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
sciencelady
(Evanston, IL)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
5 answers
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answer 1
I use this product after my moisturizer. I wouldn't use it alone but that is my skin type.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
LS803
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I would agree with you, I use it AFTER moisturizer, otherwise I don't think I see the benefits of using La Base...and it's expensive, you want to get the full benefit :)
answered 6 months ago
kmhotvet
(Sioux Falls, SD)
answer 3
I would say it's the last thing you put on before any type of foundation, If your daughter is young, I have a 16 yr old and I've tried to get her to take care of her skin, but you choose your battles! We live in the desert, if she doesn't wear sun protection and moisture, it won't be because I haven't tried!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
andreamama
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 4
You are correct! Moisturize before priming! A primer is a base for make-up, and will seal your moisturizer in!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
camann
answer 5
Hello, moisturizer should always be applied to a clean face first before any primers but AFTER any skin serums you may use.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Does La Base Pro fill in acne scars/
I have deep acne scars and I was told that a silicone base would help fill in scars for a smoother look. Is this true?
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(catlett, VA)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
4 answers
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answer 1
Try it in the store to find out! I would think this would help but you have to see it to know for sure, I would think. I found it to be smoothing and mattifying so it probably would improve your skin texture and help your foundation lay better across imperfections, yes.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
HonestynCharm
(Lancaster, PA)
answer 2
No, it won't fill in acne scars but a trip to the dermatologist when you can will work wonders toward erasing them. Meantime, concentrate on healthy skin and using quality products. No one really sees your scars but you anyway so don't focus on that but on your entire face. Make sure your makeup style is current with on trend colors and run with it! P.S. That oily skin will be your friend when you are retirement age.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bondgrl
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 3
It did for me and I have oily/acne prone skin. I have A LOT of them. it really helped. :)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
jaqriv
(houston, tx)
answer 4
Deep, pitted scars will rarely get smoothed out by primer alone. I have a few pitted scars which aren't very deep but this particular primer - the Lancome La Base Pro perfecting makeup primer - did help a little.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
domncroxd
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
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Ingredients
Can you tell me what this primer consist of and also the size of the product. Thank you
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
andie10
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
3 answers
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answer 1
Size is .8oz
Ingredient is silicone: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer
answered 3 years ago
mrsleonidas
(Indy, IN)
answer 2
I don't know all the ingredients, but I do know that it is silicone based.
answered 4 years ago
jwhc
(Livingston, MT)
answer 3
La Base Pro is 0.8 Oz.
It contains silicons and emolients that create an even canvas for foundation so the product glides smoothly and evenly over skin; color stays true and more vibrant.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Lancome
Question
Do you apply La Base before moisturizer or after
I have light skin that is very dry and 60 years old. I have to use a moisturizer and am addicted to Lancome's Hydra Zen for dry skin. (Please don't discontinue it!!) I just don't know when to apply LaBase, before or after the Hydra Zen. Thanks
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
LindaK
(Blacksburg, VA)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
3 answers
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answer 1
I always apply La Bas after my moisturizer ( which I never fail to use).
I am very pleased with the primer used in this way.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
toofarnorth
(Presque Isle, Maine)
answer 2
you apply the primer after you moisturize.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
rachoh
(San Diego, CA)
answer 3
I apply my moisturizer first, let it absorb then apply LA primer, works good for me.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
LyndaB
(Marietta, GA)
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does this primer help prevent creasing of makeup?
My foundation tends to crease in my smile lines, and that just emphasizes my little smile line and makes it look 10x deeper! Does this primer help prevent creasing in smile/laugh lines?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
3 answers
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answer 1
One of the things I love about this primer is that it definitely keeps makeup from settling in any creases or wrinkle lines.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
toofarnorth
(Presque Isle, Maine)
answer 2
Yes. Makeup glides on top of this prmer. It gives the finsh of your maekup a very soft finish, which is key if youre looking to minimize lines. I love this primer!!!!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
kathienyc
(NY,NY)
answer 3
Yes but I do use a mineral based powder foundation.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
LyndaB
(Marietta, GA)
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What's the deal with silcones- do they clog pores?
I was choosing between Lancome la base and smashbox primers and i notice that la base has silicones but is labled non-comedogenic, but smashbox's has a water based one for prob skin instead of the original silicone one. why? can skin breathe through silicone? i am skeptical to use the la base on my clog-prone skin, is it really okay?
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
dback
(boston)
on LA BASE PRO Perfecting Makeup Primer
3 answers
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answer 1
Here is the REAL answer: some people *definitely* have problems with silicones, especially cyclopentasiloxane. Others, including many acne-prone people, do not.
I, for one, thought I had adult acne for 3 years. Except that when I finally eliminated cyclopentasiloxane from all my skin, hair, and makeup products, I suddenly didn't have acne anymore. have now gone a year without a single pimple simply by eliminating this ingredient from all parts of my routine.
So Smashbox is wise to make a primer without silicone for those with problem skin--and those with regular skin! However, not everyone with problem skin or regular skin needs it.
Trial and error is the only way to find out.
HTH
answered 7 months ago
sah6
answer 2
Ive had no problem with the silicone or any of the ingredients in this product. i actually bought it because i have very sensitive/allergy prone skin. its very gentle and fragrance-free. ive tired the smashbox and like the lancome much better. ive been using it for a while and think its actually improved the overall look of my skin.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
kathienyc
(NY,NY)
answer 3
It contains silicons and emolients that create an even canvas for foundation so the product glides smoothly and evenly over skin; color stays true and more vibrant. It will not clog pores.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Lancome
(New York, NY)
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