HOWEVER i have discovered THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER. Many of you know how much I love Smashbox's "Anti-shine" - sort of a primer used on your t-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) which when dried, somewhat tightens on your face sucking any oils or moisture out so that it's a perfect canvas for foundation, preventing it from sliding off:
I've found an alternative - one that'll cost you $3 for a whopping 26 ounces of pretty much the same stuff (if you get the Walmart equate brand, which is identical in ingredients with just a new label slapped on):
You heard right - Milk of Magnesia, found in the laxative section!! I read somewhere that models use this stuff to prep their faces for foundation AND eyeshadow. Just apply some to a damp face, leave on for 2 minutes, and wash off the excess! This also has an advantage the Smashbox Antishine doesn't - it draws out impurities in the skin. At only $3 for the whole bottle, I had to try the stuff and it left my skin with the tightness the Antishine gave me for a fraction of the price!! I'll do both the Milk of Magnesia AND the Antishine (followed with foundation, and then powder) if I'm going to a big party or wedding or something for ultimate staying power. But this stuff is definitely powerful enough on its own!