I’m not a huge primer makeup junkie. Meh. I can take ’em or leave ’em. I prefer ones that add a bit of radiance if I do use one, because you know-I’m all about the GLOW lately.
And even though I worked at Sephora, and used them and loved the results I could see on clients, and SOLD A LOT of them, I never actually tried the Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer($39) on myself. Until now.
WOW, Tracy. You is a DOLT sometimes, ya’ know?
Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer is a lightweight, oil-free complexion corrector that enhances the skin’s texture and primes the skin for makeup application. Which is what a primer is supposed to do, right?
Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer moisturizes and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. If you have drier skin like I do and find that most silicone primers catch on dry spots? You need to try this one then. It creates a protective layer on the skin that lets foundation just glide on baby. Yet, it moisturizes too. It’s unlike most primers I have in my stash. It feels GOOD on my drier skin.
Here are the active ingredients in Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer, in case you were wondering:
-Argatensyl: Immediately smooths and enhances the skin’s surface.
-Silica micro balls & Elastomer silicone: Give a soft finish to the skin.
-D-Panthenol & Glycerin: Provide optimal skin hydration.
-Phycosaccharide: Creates a shield that protects from external aggressions and brings stability to the makeup.
Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer #5 Blue adds radiance to fair skin and reduces minor imperfections, which is HELLO THAT’S ME. I’m FAIR. Glow? GIMME. Reduce imperfections? Sign me UP!
It’s silky, smooth, & has a clean feeling for a primer with silicones. It feels more like a creamy moisturizer rather than a primer. And that surprised me! You all know I’m not a fan of that silicone feeling, but this primer doesn’t have that at all. Honestly, it’s lighter in texture and feeling than most of the silicone-filled blushes that annoy me lately. WHO KNEW? It absorbs quickly into the skin, and doesn’t feel heavy at all.
Although, I do think that this shade, Blue #5 enhances the redness in my skin LOL. But you can see the radiance it adds! And my pores are diminished in size too. And honestly, since I rarely wear primers, I don’t expect them to reduce redness anyways. I expect my foundation and concealers to do that. Although, MUFE does have a redness reducing green primer that I probably should look into. Because I kinda’ love this stuff! And it actually DOES keep my foundation looking nicer, longer! Now ain’t THAT something! A product that actually does what it claims to do! THEY EXIST! 😛
If you’re in the market for a really great makeup primer, I highly recommend checking out the Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primers! They are reasonably priced, and work really well! Find them at Sephora!
Do you use a makeup primer? What’s your favourite one?
*product sent by the lovely PR for review, thoughts are mine as usual! Because LORDY, there aren’t a lot of people that can influence my thoughts. The only person that comes to mind is..Kermit The Frog. 😛