Don’t ask me why but I never got into face primers. I find I already have a lengthy makeup routine and I never really thought I needed another product to throw in there. Given that I CANNOT live without a good eyeprimer, when MAKE UP FOR EVER approached me to try out their famous HD Primer, I did what any good blogger does: jumped with joy and got to testing.
The primer I have has a golden/yellow undertone which is great for neutralizing redness, which is always a good thing. One pump is enough to cover my entire face; I like to focus on laugh lines, under eye area , eyelids and in between my brows, places prone to creasing on me ( I guess I frown a lot?). I tested out the primer with a variety on foundations in my stash, particularity foundations aimed at oily skin, as they tend to have a drier formula and are very prone to creasing and settling jn those pesky fine lines.
During application I found the foundation went on a lot smoother, blending was easier. I found with certain foundations, I needed less product to cover my face. Those foundations that have a short blending time (think Revlon Colorstay) didn’t dry up as fast during application, allowing me to blend better and use less product.
I didn’t find the primer had any effect on my skin health, as in it I didn’t experience any clogged pores and breakouts. I would have to say that is the main reason I held back on primers, as I know a lot of people have had bad skin reactions to the usual primer ingredients (silicones etc).
Overall, this primer is fantastic! It really really made a huge difference in the way my makeup applied, looked and performed during the day. It’s kinda hard going back to a regular foundation after experiencing that.
*Disclaimer: These products have been provided to me for consideration. This does not influence my opinions or review