Friday, May 23, 2014

Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer

Recently I was given the opportunity to try out one of Make Up For Ever’s most beloved products: its HD Microperfecting Primer. As someone who loves the brand’s loose powder and mattifying foundation, I had high hopes for this product. Thankfully it didn’t disappoint.

While most primers come in just one colourless or “neutral” shade, HD Primer offers “…six color-correcting shades and one colorless shade to correct skin imperfections.” I tried out shade #5 or blue, which is supposed to give “a porcelain finish to fair skin.” I was quite skeptical of this claim but within seconds of applying the product, I could see what MUFE meant.

This primer really did even out my skin tone and gave it a cool, smooth, porcelain appearance. However, this look did mean that my skin doesn’t have the “glowing effect” that MUFE says this product provides. Personally, this doesn’t bother me though if the look you’re after is a glow-y one, you probably want to avoid shade #5 in this product.

According to the press release I received, MUFE’s angle with this primer is how it “operates as a shield,” creating the idea base for makeup. As a result, it “stabilize(s) foundation to be more long-lasting and more evenly applied.” I completely agree with both of these statements. This silky smooth product created a silky smooth base that let me easily apply my makeup. Then it did a fantastic job at keeping my makeup in place. I was particularly impressed at how well it worked on my eyelids; thanks to this product, my eyeshadow stay in place for at least four hours without budging.

The press release also boasts about how this primer uses “Silica Micro beads” that “…act as minuscule light refractors” that “veil imperfections, giving a soft focus effect to skin.” Again, I was skeptical about this claim but it turned out to be true; blemishes were indeed blurred thanks to this primer. Also included in this product are mysterious “nourishing ingredients” that “act as moisturizers to protest skin from dryness.” While dry skin wasn’t an issue for me prior to using this product, it also didn’t pop up while I was using the primer.

Retailing at $39, this product seems expensive at first until you realize that a little of this primer goes a long way. Each sleek, elegant pump bottle is 30 ml and even with near daily use, one container should easily last you half a year.

Would I buy this product: Yes! For one reasonable price, I’ll get a fantastic product that’s easy to use and that works.

Should you buy this product: Yes! Just make sure to try out the various colours to see which shade is right for you.

***This product was a free press sample***

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