In spite of zit-free days and my regular facial routine, I never and will never consider my skin perfect. It's far from being perfect and a closer look in a mirror will attest to that. A Dermatologist will bully boo my skin while my fiance can't stop kissing my fair face. I had my share of acne when I was younger, got teased, yada yada --so there, my skin is not at all Photoshop finish. BUT this primer makes me feel like I was gifted with Snow White genes and that I can go on a day with just this without the need to put on any other make up. What this Blue primer does is make my skin look "naturally healthy", beautiful and glowing. What the Green does is make my skin look "expensive" and classy, like I'm buddies with a Dermatologist. Does it cover redness? It lessens it. Do not expect this product to cover it, cos even concealers can't do that 100%. Does it smoothen my face? Oh yes it does and more. It makes my skin insanely soft. Does it brighten? Hell yeah. Does it smell? Heavenly. A scent that conditions your mind (?!) that you are gorgeous. Sort of hypnotic. Haha. Does it help your make up stay longer? Yes. Unless you're into too much sun exposure. Control Oil? Yes. But if you suffer from really oily skin, maybe you need to find something that primarily does that. The downside of this primer (Blue) is, the country where I live (Philippines) do not carry this color! Well, that's what MUFE Fort Bonifacio branch claimed. I'm not sure with the Shang branch. Thus, it becomes pricey cos I need to have it shipped from elsewhere unless I'll purchase it from one of my travels ---thus, adding up (illogical) cost. After trying Make Up For Ever's Microperfecting Primer in Blue and Green ...I am now a fan of the brand. Won me over MAC. It just suits my skin better.
This one looks perfectly gooood on everyone I know. I have yet to understand why others are turned off by this holy product. But seriously, if this doesn't work well on you -it's either you applied it wrong or your skin is just plain awful. (I apply it with my MAC 128 Split Fibre Cheek Brush) I use Tarte Tipsy beneath this and I instanly feel sooo "naturally glowing". Lasts long too. Oooh. Nothing but love.
The name speaks for itself. It gives you that "buzzed but glowing" blush when you are, well, "tipsy". I love it. I recommend it to all my girlfriends either they are into makeup or not and they just adooored it. To set in, I use Nars Orgasm on top and the result is all perfection. Tipsy + Orgasm = Natural Glow. Funny.
Shocked with such low reviews others are giving this product. Seriously? For me, this is just divine. I now can't imagine being without it. Prior to purchasing, I was primer-less for over a month and let me tell you, it was uncomfortable. I've tried Smashbox, MAC and Benefit and found myself repurchasing twice Benefit's That Gal -if only for the fresh smell and that my face felt light and refreshed with it. I was about to try Stila's One Step Correct Primer (that colorful twirl cheatingly lured me in) but after trying from its tester, I'm glad I didn't purchase it. Headed to Make Up For Ever and got its primer in Green shade. While my fiance drives, I tried this one and whoa, was I amazed. And was he amazed too! He loved my face to death and kissed me like he didn't care what was on the road! It DID lessen my minor redness (redness comes from being exposed under the sun, not much acne), the smell was heavenly, and my face felt instantly smooth after (imagine a week after a diamond peel kind of smooth). I love it. No breakouts after, in fact, maybe I've been sleeping longer this past weeks or it's this product --but my face just got smoother. I love it. I just love it. For those who didn't feel their redness lessen, well, maybe your acne is just too much and it's time to consult a Dermatologist. Don't expect this to cover your zit nest.