I have somewhat of an obsession when it comes to makeup primers as I’m constantly on the hunt for the perfect primer, if it exists that is. I used to have the Makeup Forever High Definition Primer and I wasn’t really wowed by it as it felt like a standard lotion and didn’t make any improvements to my skin’s texture or makeup longevity.
Makeup Forever relaunched their primers back in 2015 and now instead of having just one primer, they have an incredible eleven different ‘Step 1’ Skin Equalizing Primers to choose from; which are available from The Makeup Armoury. I went into a little more detail about The Makeup Armoury in my review of the Ben Nye Makeup Setting Spray, but they stock all eleven different primers in their full 30ml size for £25.50 each and I have the Makeup Forever Hydrating Primer.
Makeup Forever says;
“Makeup Forever Hydrating Primer instantly quenches skin’s thirst by helping boost and refreshing tired skin. Formulated with our specific H₂O Complex, it provides moisture transforming dehydrated skin into a supple, healthy, plump surface for a flawless makeup all day long.“
I have super dry and dehydrated skin with numerous dry patches which really annoy me as my foundation clings to them whenever I use a makeup brush for application. If I use a Beauty Blender to apply my foundation, it somehow manages to flatten my dry patches as long as I use an hydrating primer beforehand.
My current favourite hydrating primer is the Laura Geller Hydrating Primer but I’m always hoping to find something better and I’ve been curious about the Makeup Forever Hydrating Primer for some time. The tube is a pale blue colour with a black plastic lid and the primer has a lotion consistency just like the Laura Geller primer and is white in colour. I don’t know if my skin is just exceptionally dry but I do find I need to use quite a lot more of the Makeup Forever Hydrating Primer than I do with other hydrating primers, as it lacks a little viscosity to smooth over the skin easily.
Instead it applies like a moisturiser and sinks into the skin instantly so to try and make the tube last as long as possible I’ve been only using it on my really dry problem areas and using another primer on the perimeters of my face. It definitely does help to prolong the longevity of my makeup and I’ve found that my foundation applies nicely over the top as it really does feel akin to a moisturiser rather than a primer.
Ignoring the fact I need to use more product that I’d normally need, I absolutely love this primer as it really does help to plump the skin and leave it looking and feeling more even and smooth. When you compare this primer to POREfessional which is £26 for only 22ml, this primer is a better value option as it’s 30ml and £25.50 and I love that there are 11 different primers to choose from so you could potentially use more than one at a time to target specific skin concerns.
Have you ever tried any of the Makeup Forever primers? Do you have a favourite primer?