Okay, no way this product can be labeled a primer. When I first purchased the product, I spread 1-2 pumps all over face (which was enough), but it does not do anything to keep my makeup intact. The only good thing about it is that since it was well-pigmented with the green, it does cancel out the red. So, when I have the occasional red spot on my face and neck, I just dab and blend to cover.
I have oily/combination skin, so my make-up just melts off even with the use of this primer. Only use this product for redness.
This product is _very_ highly pigmented. Since it's meant to be worn under foundation, I wouldn't mind it if this primer left a subtle green tinge to my face. However, it visibly filled in my pores, leaving them bright green! There is no way that foundation will cover that. If you want a green primer, go with Smashbox. Its primer has a higher unit price than MUFE, but it won't leave you with green polka-dots on your face.
Unfortunately, this just does not work for me. I weighed between this and Smashbox's green corrector and I chose this one because it was actually a few dollars cheaper. I bought it to correct redness on my nose and cheeks.
But this just sits on top of my skin, never really sinks in, and then I end up with this weird Christmas-tree effect of green and redness blended together, instead of the green neutralizing the red. No matter how I tried applying (patting on, rubbing in, etc), it just would not do more than sit on top of my skin and look weird, especially on my nose.
This is the first time I have ever used a primer and I had high expectations because I read so many good reviews about it and since my face tends to have a bit of redness I decided to get the green primer. I didnít expect to cover all my redness and I think it did lighten my redness a little bit. However I had a greenish shimmer on my face, which went away after a while. I also find that it takes a bit of time to absorb so overall I am disappointed with this product. I got a sample of Giorgio Armaniís fluid master primer and it is much easier to apply and you can instantly feel that your skin is soft. But to be honest I donít think primers make a big difference. You might as well just use a good moisturizer.
I got this to correct medium-dark splotches of melasma on my face but not the right colour for it and it seems to sheer to counter more than a light discoloration of any kind, regardless. I think maybe the violet or blue might be a better match for my problem but it's also a very expensive product and doesn't really last the whole day, seems to fade after a few hours.
Might be good for people with less problematic discolorations than my own, so don't want to say it doesn't work. Great packaging, very convenient.
After trying various green concealers and being disappointed, I wanted to try this primer and I'm surprised to say that I really like it!
I use one pump and use my fingers to put it on instead of a brush. I don't see any hint of green and it does calm down the redness in my face. I agree with others who say that it is a bit too light and doesn't not give great coverage but it does make a difference.
I follow the primer with a light foundation (MAC Face and Body) and it works really well for me. No breakouts and I like that it feels light on the face.
I would purchase this again but I think I'll try the smashbox one after I use up this one.
I'd tried and liked the original HD (untinted) version of this primer, so I thought I'd give this a shot. I'm PPP (NW20) w/pinkish undertones and occasional ruddiness. The Sephora SA had agreed that it would work with my skin tone, but since I only test on my hand rather than my face in the store, I didn't get to do a full test run.
This was a color correction FAIL. It did give my skin a greenish cast instead of neutralizing the redness, which showed through once I put on my foundation (MUFE HD). I'm not sure if it's just too dark for my complexion or if it's just *too* green, but there was no mistaking the green sickly look.
I guess all was not lost, though: it did serve as a decent primer, which is why I gave it 3 lippies. My m/u does go on more smoothly and seems to last longer when I wear MUFE HD primers. I like that it doesn't break me out or make my face shiny (I have oily hormonal skin that can be temperamental).
I ended up returning this and buying the HD Primer in Blue, which seems to work a lot better with my skintone.
I received a sample of Make Up For Ever's HD Microperfecting Primer in green during one of my visits to Sephora. I was looking for something that could help cover or treat the redness on my cheeks, nose and chin (possible early stages of rosacea) and the sales representative showed me this primer. She explained that the green would neutralize any redness because they are on opposite ends of the colour wheel.
Initially I applied this primer all over my face only to find myself looking like The Hulk. Lou Ferrigno would be so proud of me. However, I did notice that the areas where I usually experience redness (cheeks, nose, and chin) looked normal. Not green, not -as- red, but ideal. So, next time I'm going to try applying the green primer on just the red areas and see if that works better.
I was really excited when this primer came out, as I used the "original" green MUFE primer and liked it. The pluses about this primer is that it's very lightweight and is either silicone free, or has very little silicone. The major drawback is that because it is so lightweight, I feel like it doesn't do it's "job" of reducing redness. I don't really see a difference when using it, but I like using it as a break from my normal, silicone based primer. Overall, I think I'd like to try a different product next time and probably wouldn't buy this again.
This is a great primer! I got this after a really bad day year of rosacea making everyone of my foundations look orange and muddy. It goes on so smoothly and soothes my unruly skin. It doesn't get rid of all my redness, but it tones it down enough that my foundation looks good over it. Not only does it help the redness, it helps the staying power of my foundation (MAC Studio Sculpt) so much that I didn't need to touch up at all through out the day. Even though it is pretty expensive, I will buy it over and over again!!!