mariavittoria1987's review of Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer in 5 Blue


23 reviews

56% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$


Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methylpropanediol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ceteth-10, Laureth-4, Ethylglycerin, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 60, Parfum (Fragrance), Argania Spinosa Extract (Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract), C12-14 Pareth-12, Hydrolyzed Algin, Dodecene, Sorbitan Isostearate, Isostearyl Alcohol, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Tromethamine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool. [CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I tried a sample for a few days before purchasing, because of the price (retail price is 33 in Italy). I had tried Sephora primer before but found it extremely heavy and the silicones in it clogged my pores without doing anything nice to my complexion. I hated it and because 98% of primers are silicone based, I figured that they must be pretty much all the same stuff. I was so wrong!!
This primer is not perfection, which I'll explain later, but is a great, great product for fair skinned ladies like me. The MUFE SA at Sephora suggested I tried this instead of the green one to counteract minor redness. She was so right!
- Lightweight, lotion-like formula, doesn't feel like putting on a heavy layer of chemicals AT ALL. Instead, it's very blendable and absorbs fast.
- Reduces minor redness (for major red spots I use a green concealer instead).
- Skin is soooo smooth and makes foundation application like a dream.
- Noticeable improvement in the appearance of pores and minor imperfections.
- Evens out and brightens skin tone beautifully.
- Extremely natural finish, you really can't tell you have primer on.
- Last but not least: it's not drying at all, I think it has some calming/conditioning effect on my skin. When I remove my makeup at night I realized that my skin was softer and more hydrated than usual.
- Make up lasts longer (but not forever... I can see some fading after 8-9 hours).
- The main downfall is that it does virtually nothing to control oil. Let me explain. I have normal/dry skin but use MAC Face&Body foundation, which has a dewey finish that can turn to a sligh shine after 5-6 hours. I was expecting this primer to control this and keep the foundation as fresh as when it's just applied. Basically, I still see the slight shine after the mentioned time.
- Price. 33 euros IS a huge amount of money for a primer. It is true that you only need a pea-sized amount, so I'll probably won't need to buy again in a long time, though.
I give it 4 lippies for these reasons. I am extremely happy with this product, it makes my skin glow and look airbrushed. For me, the lack of oil control is a minor feature, but oily gals might find this disappointing. I will happily get through the whole bottle and repurchase, as long as I don't find anything superior.

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