Hey beauts! ♥ Make Up For Ever has launched so many amazing products in the past year or so and their products are a holy grail for makeup artists and consumers all over the world. Make Up For Ever was generous enough to send me a few of their new skin equalizer primers and Ultra HD Foundations to try and use in my professional kit and I’m so excited to share my thoughts on the Skin Equalizer Primers with you today.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizers ($37.00 USD) is the range of skin equalizers developed to refine, smooth and even out. Their Equalizer Complex delivers 3 key actions: makeup goes on seamlessly, optimized color and finish, and longer staying power. This primer leaves makeup looking fresh for hours while it hydrates, firms and smooths the look of the skin. — Available in 10 formulas at Sephora and Make Up For Ever
Step 1 Equalizer – Mattifying Primer
The Make Up For Ever Mattifying Primer reduces shine for oily skin. This primer fights against excess oil to ensure a matte makeup result. This primer is also formulated with Sebustop Vegetal Complex that instantly reduces pore size and controls shine for a flawless makeup look that lasts all day.
— This one in particular is my personal favorite because it really does help with my t-zone oiliness and works well on my clients with oily skin. The finish is gorgeous and makes the makeup look so flawless! LOVE IT!
Step 1 Equalizer – Smoothing Primer
The Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer evens out the skins texture by minimizing pores, wrinkles and fine lines. This primer instantly fills in and blurs imperfections for silky soft skin. This primer helps the skin look resurfaced and perfectly smooth for a flawless makeup look that lasts all day.
— I love this primer in areas where my pores are extremely visible like on the tops of my cheeks and around the nose area. This primer is fantastic for minimizing the appearance of pores and fine lines and it’s a client favorite too. Also, this primer gives a “airbrushed” look to the skin when used alone, it’s a fantastic product!!
Step 1 Equalizer – Hydrating Primer
The Make Up For Ever Hydrating Primer preps normal skin and restores balance in the skin by helping boost and refresh tired skin. This primer is formulated with H2O Complex that provides moisture transforming dehydrated skin into a supple, healthy, plump surface for flawless makeup look that lasts all day.
— Think of this primer like giving your skin a drink of water that it deserves. I got a travel size version of this primer in my November 2015 Play! by Sephora Beauty Box and I loved it. It was great for the cold weather and it worked great on my clients with dry skin too. It literally gave their skin the hydration it lacked.
Step 1 Equalizer – Nourishing Primer
The Make Up For Ever Nourishing Primer moisturizes and comforts skin while instantly replenishing dry and dehydrated skin with a moisture-rich soothing formula. Formulated with the Vegetal Complex, feed skin while antioxidants protect from elements. This primer also restores elasticity and revitalizes skin to ensure a uniform texture for flawless makeup that lasts all day.
— I think this primer is the most universal one and can work for all skin types and concerns in my opinion. This primer really does replenish the skin while soothing it and leaves the skin looking visibly flawless. If you’re unsure about which primer will work best for you, try this one first and see how it works with your skin.
♥ OVERALL THOUGHTS: These primers are fantastic and suitable for everyone! There is a primer for every single person and every skin concern. Primers are extremely essential in any makeup look. Some people think primers are just a way to get consumers to buy more product but I think primers are extremely beneficial for those with a specific skin concerns like oiliness, visible pores, redness and much more…
These primers can be used in targeted areas of the face and all over too. I personally like to cocktail the primers and focus them on specific areas of the face leaving my clients skin looking flawless before I apply any makeup. I definitely recommend giving these primers a try if you’re looking for a great product that will keep your makeup looking flawless all day long.
— If you want to know my review on the new Ultra HD Foundation, let me know so I can create a separate post on it. I also featured the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in a few tutorials linked below if you want to check it out. ♥
If you use primer before your makeup, what is your favorite primer that I should try for next time?
“Like painters, who need a perfectly smooth, even-colored, and flawless canvas, makeup artists require even-toned and smooth skin for an optimal and professional makeup results.” — Dany Sanz, Make Up For Ever Founder and Creative Director
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