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
, 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
The finish and wear
was what impressed me the most. Think airbrush foundation. My skin had this
smooth, dewy appearance and my pores magically vanished.
Dry foundations didn’t crease anymore, I had
no issues with the foundations wearing out on me during the day. I really enjoyed seeing how this primer improved and transformed certain foundations for me.
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
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