I bought the HD foundation, primer and powder and I love them all.
When I went to Sephora the SA suggested that I used the neutral or green primer because I am quite pale. (Green reduces redness and neutral adds luminosity to complexions) I had decided on neutral and she gave me a sample and I loved it. I later ordered all of these items in full size over the internet. When it arrived I saw that I had gotten the green primer by mistake. Instead of returning it, I decided to give it a try and I love it too.
I will definitly repurchase as it does everything that I would expect for a good primer. It makes me skin feel smooth, makes my foundation last longer and look more natural and it reduces any redness. I love this stuff, I definitly recommend it especially with the HD powder and foundation.
Long story short, I read the reviews for this product. It said it was good at covering scars. I bought the product. Applied it, and broke out. I don't even have sensitive skin and i washed my face and hands before the application, so what gives?
The moral of the story is, despite what you read online about a product, try at your own risk. If you ask me was blending in a scars worth the break out? well heck no.
it gets one lippy because it was nice packaging.
I bought this the other day in neutral, just to try something different from my usual mac spf50 primer which i love to death, to use with mufe face and body foundation and the results to say the least was beyond disappointing. I would return it today after work but i am too tired, it will be going back to sephora the first thing smoking tomorrow. My makeup just didn't look polished like it advertised. Also it did nothing more than to show me what i hate to see on my face the most when i wear makeup, OIL!, the oil was out of control, i have never used so many blotting sheets before in my life another disappoint along with their all mat, more like all shine. This stuff is wack! I'd rather take the risk of wearing no primer at all than to wear this stuff.
Again, another huge disappointment. I purchased this in blue. It's not really like a primer. It dosent leave ur skin smooth like other primers. It's supposed to help illuminate my pale skin & I noticed no difference. I tried with makeup forever HD foundation (which I hate), MAC studio fix & Revlon Colorstay. Made no difference whatsoever.
HD Microperfecting Primer #2 Mauve controls oil, helps makeup last longer, and nicely corrects my yellow undertone.
The primer is fantastic, the best I have ever used. I have combination skin and most primers are so mattifying that they cause my cheeks to flake and my t-zone to get greasy fairly quickly. Not so with this product! My face becomes matte and without dryness and after using this daily for a week, I have yet to experience oiliness while wearing it.
I have natural pink undertones that I despise, which is why I selected 1 - the green shade. I see a slight reduction in redness after applying, but the real impact comes after I put on my foundation (MAC StudioFix NC15) because my skin is so well prepped. It goes on smoother and coverage is much better and my blush blends easily. I see a longevity in my makeup as well; I usually wear it about 15 hours and need no touchups. In terms of price, at $32, it is a bit more than I wanted to spend, but the quality is truly worth it and a little bit of this product goes along way so it should last quite a while. I am extremely likely to buy this again. The only thing that concerns me is that the bottle is glass and it will be toast if dropped on a hard surface.
This primer is GODSEND! Believe me, I've tried many primers on the market, either they have this siliconish feeling or it just felt like a light cream with no effect at all. This HD primer from MUFE does what it advertises: makes your foundation go on smoothly, helps to hold it, contol oil, and most importantly it helps your foundation not cake from touchups.
My skin is VERY oily which means after 2 hrs of applying makeup, my nose will have no foundation left at all. Wait no, they slide off and stuck on pores and skin patches. After this primer, even though oil still coms out, the shine will not look disgusting, more like a glow, and a little bloting will do. It doesn't break me out too which is a big plus. Works on most foundations, especially the light coverage ones.
In terms of shades, I can do either Blue or Mauve/Purple. I'm yellow toned asian, usually 2 lightest shade in a foundation line. I do not feel the color makes a dramatic effect since I do wear both blue and purple. But I tried green on...its a mess. I suggest you to get a sample of the shades before purchase. The price is $35 CAD, its pretty good.
I totally agree with the review below. I don't wear foundation, but I like that this primer keeps blush in place and just evens everything out on my face. I use the blue shade because I'm very fair and try to rock that ivory, luminous, 1.5 shades away from bordering on 'Twilight' type of winter paleness.
I also think the mauve shade is nice because, although I'm fair, I do have noticably yellow undertones - but the mauve was not as brightening on me. Like tiger says below...try 'em all.
I moisturize, apply my Sofina sunscreen, then apply 4 dots of the blue primer, then loose powder. Voila! Done. Nice and even skin tone.
Even though I don't use foundation, I decided to give these a try basically to even out my skin tone. I'm more on the light to fair side, with some red spots (when I pick my face the night before, bad, I know), and fairly yellow undertones; oh, and I break out easily when my skin doesn't agree with the products I use.
Before deciding on which shade to purchase, I tried samples of the neutral, blue, green, and mauve (in that order). All my 'testing' took place over the span of 2 weeks as I would use shades on 1/2 my face with the other 1/2 bare, or with another shade on the other 1/2 to compare.
At first I was happy with neutral. It proved to keep my powder and blush looking great all day, and didn't break me out. The blue was nice but made me look too light; I think it's better suited for fair skin tones only. The green turned me an ashy yellow, not too obvious, but still not pretty. Within the second week of testing, I picked up a sample of the mauve shade. That one has turned out to be perfect for my skin tone. It truly evens me out, keeps things in place, doesn't break me out, and it even helps cover up fine lines a bit (in comparison to the neutral). I kid you not, my mom even wowed several times as we did the comparisons on my face...which she does not do...she likes me to wear as little mu as possible.
So overall, I love the mauve shade. It's worth $32, especially since just a little is needed to do my entire face.
EDIT-I removed some lippies since this will break me out on hot, sweaty days...gross I know.
I'm reviewing Green.
MUFE HD #118
Red tones to my skin: freckles and general redness
Skin Normal to dry.. no oiliness
I purchased this from Sephora to use with the HD foundation.
I really like that this helps to cancel out the red in my skin and I've found that using a very light layer of it works best. Too much really makes me look pale (which I am.). I've only used this under MUFE HD foundation at this stage. But I do love these two products together. My skin has never looked better. I use a Neutrogena SPF 45 moisturizer under my makeup which already makes me glow like neon. As another reviewer stated.. this primer does not ball up. It is very smooth to apply and it is not at all slick as other primers are. With this primer and the HD foundation, my few enlarged pores are camoflaged nicely.
I have issues with millia and primers seem to be the culprit. So far, this primer has not given me any issues or breakouts whatsoever.
This primer is pricey: 34 USD. It has a nice pump so you only use a small amount.
I recommend that you head over to sephora and get samples of the primers and HD foundations to test on your own. I had tried the 'zero' primer and did not like the look as much as I did with the green.
It took me a few times at Sephora to get color matched correctly so having lots of samples will help more than trying to work it out in the artificial lights of the store.
It's worth playing with!
I would repurchase this product.