Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer #5 Blue

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.

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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. 😛


  • Sara Hawkins

    I only use make-up if I am performing or getting pictures taken. I like how it helps set the foundation and the feel on my face is really pretty. But I do find it hard to add it to my daily routine (foundation, blush, shadow and lipstick and out the door in 5 minutes).

  • I found it reduced my redness a wee bit and illuminated my skin (and made me even more super pale). Also love that it was nice on my sensitive and dry skin. What did you think of the scent? I couldn’t put my finger on it… flowery, botanicals.

  • Liz

    My favourite is still Hourglass but I’m trying to find some good alternatives. Laura Mercier’s feels really good on the face – almost cooling, because it’s water-based. I liked MUFE’s too, but not enough to get a full bottle in the past. I’ve been kind of curious about them again lately though. Cool, blue!

  • I don’t mind products with silicones if they’re done right. This sounds like one of them!
    I love primer that adds radiance, too! I’m pretty happy with my GA Fluid Sheer. I actually like this as primer better than highlighter.
    BTW, word of the day for me – DOLT (You’re not one. Trust me! ;D)

    • Me too, and this one is perfect.

      Hahaha, glad you learned something! And YES, I am..most days hahaha!

  • Hey Tracy, I’ve tried the MUFE primer, but not the tinted ones! I like Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and the transparent Clinique one for my cheeks. For my T-zone, Bioderma Sebium Pore Refiner!

  • rachlovespenguins

    I’d probably go with green over blue as well. I’ve been looking into a few primers in attempt to stop the inevitable summer meltdown. I’m not fond of a full face of makeup but I want what I do use to stay there, ya know?

    • UGGGH. Last week in Disneyland was SO HOT. And I have the acne to PROVE it right now. My skin just broke out like NUTS from the heat and makeup. NOT GOOD. Honestly, I think I should have work powders the whole time.

      • rachlovespenguins

        I prefer powders, really. It’s my drier skin that does not. And I’ve always had problems with heat. I used to joke that one day I would pack up and move to Alaska. 😛

  • Guppy

    I have dry skin too but still get shiny, so for years I used ELF primer to make my foundation stick. It’s cheap and works. I found Kat Von D Rehab primer is nice but it seems to work better with her Lock It Tattoo foundation than with my other face products.

  • Gaelle

    I hardly ever use primer, maybe I should. If I did,this would be what I’m looking for!

  • I love primers, they can make such a huge difference in how a foundation can perform. I find that you can see the results even better in pictures. I also have one MUFE primer and like it a lot. I have a few primers and use each one for different purpose, and it depends on how my skin condition is that day.

    • Me too, I have an array of different ones depending on skin condition as well! And you are right-you really notice in pics!

  • This primer works very good sweetie!
    Thank you for this good review!
    Now I´m following you in Bloglovin´#!072 I hope your folow me back!

  • I use this MUFE primer too, but in green, which is specifically for toning down redness. My biggest complaint is the strong alcohol stink, don’t know if the blue one has the same problem.

    • Hmm, never noticed that? But I’m Ukrainian, so it would have to REALLY stink of booze for me to notice LOL!

  • KERMIT. I love Kermit. I’m still not a primer girl (lazy! I is lazy) but this sounds pretty good.

  • I’m a late bloomer with primer but I’m interested! It’s such a fine line between radiant and oily looking for me though! Lol

    • Yeah, I know what you mean! Lately same for me! I seen to be getting back to my younger skin lately LOL!

  • You glow girl!!! Truthfully, I don’t use primers since ehhhh it takes another step to the routine? Haha!

  • Glad you’re liking this! It really does give a lovely glow to the skin, and it’s nice to hear that it doesn’t feel too silicone-heavy. I hate that feeling too! I may have to look into the green version of this, as my skin has a lot of redness. Thanks for the review! xo

  • Emma Bovary

    I didn’t realise you had worked at Sephora – I’ve never been in one, hoping to make it over the pond to one on my honeymoon though woohoo! I haven’t used very much from MUFE either, this seems pretty interesting I’m normally too lazy for primer but sometimes I add it into my routine and it stays lol

    • Yeah, I did for a bit part time! It was fun, but tiring. I’m not made for retail LOL. Gimme a lab and I’m at home!

  • I haven’t tried a primer yet but will do so soon as I was gifted one. Cheers!

  • Toya

    I’m trying out the yellow one that’s supposed to add a golden glow to darker skin tones, and I like it – but I’m not a huge primer wearer either, so it’s not blowing my mind. The thing I DO enjoy about it is the texture, like you mentioned – feels really lovely going on and not like it’s suffocating my skin at all. I don’t find that it helps with keeping the oilies at bay and I’m pretty tan after Florida so I don’t *need* more golden glow at the moment, but overall its a solid primer that feels a lot nicer than most 🙂

  • Lily

    Hey! I used to have this, and I was recommended the colour purple because my skin was sallow back then. This is the only primer I FINISHED. I never went back to it though. My skin was much better (ahem!) and I didn’t really need much primer. Hehehe