I like foundation primers, especially since I have dry skin I like adding something to give my skin that extra slip. I find my makeup stays in place just fine, but my issue is applying it on a dry, dehydrated face can be difficult and products tend to stick to some areas more than others, leaving patchy areas. Using a foundation primer helps my makeup apply nicely. There are many primers on the market, most of which have a silicon base. One of the first primers that I ever used and still prefer is the MAC Prep and Prime Skin Visage. This retails for $31.50CAD on the MAC Cosmetics website and is described as "an ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicones. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the laydown and application of foundation or powder."
The product comes in a 30ml sleek, black bottle that has tiny mutli-coloured shimmers all over it and a light rosy scent. I love the pump on it, you just need 1-2 pumps for your entire face and it gets the job done, no wastage and clean application. I've had this for over a year and do not think I will run out it anymore soon because you need so little. The product itself is a white lotion-like texture with shimmers in it as well. The shimmers are a neat effect but you won't see them on your face since you are applying foundation or powder overtop of this. It blends very easily and smoothly.
I like this primer most of all because it feels like a moisturizer and primer in one, and is unlike any other primer that I have. When I bought this product the Prep and Prime Face Protect, the SPF version was sold out, it's a bit more expensive, but I would recommend getting that one instead since it does have the SPF in it, the Skin Visage version does not. I think this is a great product and if you are looking for a new primer that does not feel like every clear, goopy one out there, this is the one for you.