Meet the latest additions to my makeup collection-
The Make Up For Ever Step-1 Equalizer and HD Foundation!
Have heard soooo much about these products from MUFE (Make Up For Ever), and so excited to finally lay my hands on them!
I've always known the importance of make up primers, on how they set the tone for the skin before foundations are applied, how they help our make up last longer, and many more. However, they had always been just head knowledge and even though I knew that they're important and extremely helpful, I was too lazy to start applying my primers (I have a few at home that still hasn't been used!).
The new MUFE Step-1 Skin Equalizers have been really hot in the market, and just when I wanted to try them out for myself, the team from MUFE sent me some products for review! So timely!!
So yes, from the full range of primers to choose from, I had such a hard time cos first of all, they all looked so pretty. I love the design and colors of the tubes! And secondly, I seem to need every single one of them! In the end after testing every one of them out in Sephora and consulting the sales assistant, she recommended me to go for the Hydrating primer as I have dry skin (which is sad but true).
And here's my Step-1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer! The tube is supposedly white but under different lighting it turns out looking differently lol.
The secret to the Step-1 Skin Equalizer is the Equalizer Complex- a core active ingredient that runs throughout the range and acts on hydration, elasticity and cellular renewal for an instant beautiful skin effect.
I personally love the texture of the primer! It's extremely liquid and fine, and it absorbs into my skin within seconds! That means it's really absorbent, and also means that I do indeed have dry skin.
With its texture being so smooth and fine, I had no problem applying them onto my face at all. Some of the primers that I've tried previously were thick and sticky, which was one of the reasons why I decided never to use primers, until I came across this one. Been using them for a couple of weeks now and since the first time I tried it, I couldn't stop using it anymore.
The Step-1 Skin Equaliser is formulated to transform texture, balance colour and invisibly correct our skin's blemishes. It also helps to improve application (which I must agree!) and boost the hold of makeup on our skin, causing it not to melt away or smudge easily even after a full day of makeup.
The primer helps cover up my pores that cause uneven application of foundation on my skin, and smoothen my skin before I apply my foundation. I must say I see the difference for myself, that after applying Step-1, it's so much easier to apply my foundation! My fingers could literally glide across my face (yes I use my fingers to apply foundation hehe)!
That is also mainly because the MUFE HD foundation is really fine and boast of a smooth texture. Most make up artists I meet would recommend MUFE's HD foundation to me whenever I ask them about what's good and new in the market. After trying it out, I now know why they love it so much. It's because it's just so easy to apply! It's so fine!
Compared to most of the liquid foundations that I'd used before, the MUFE HD foundation is way thinner and more watery. Initially I was worried that with it being so thin and fine, it might not be able to cover my blemishes. But I was wrong. It has NO problem hiding any sort of redness and blemishes on my skin.
Post Step-1 Skin Equaliser + HD Foundation.
After applying both, I felt as if I didn't have any foundation on cos it was only such a thin layer. Surprisingly it was good enough to cover my blemishes and even out my skin tone. Pores were nicely covered by the skin equalizer and HD foundation, and the tiny holes (pimple scars) on my face were much less visible.
And the final look after applying liquid eyeliner, crayon eyeliner, mascara, blusher, lipstick and filling in the eyebrows. Even applying the rest of my makeup was a bliss, especially my brows! My eyebrow pencil literally glided across my brows and I drew them 'outlined' a couple of times because my foundations were just too smooth! :')
If you're looking for a good, long-lasting makeup foundation, try using the HD foundation and apply the Step-1 Skin Equalizer before that. I see the difference in using the primer first and it's something that I'll keep using from now onwards.
If you want to try it for yourself before purchasing it, you can do so! Make Up For Ever is currently having promo at Sephora, Sunway Pyramid, and you can redeem a 5ml deluxe sample simply by flashing the poster below to any MUFE expert.
Venue: Sephora Sunway (launchpad area)
Dates: Feb 5-16, 2015
Only a few days left to redeem a deluxe sample of the Step-1 Skin Equalizer, so do make your way to Sephora at Sunway Pyramid and show the poster above to get yourself one! :)
That's all from me for now!
Have a great weekend and happy valentine's day to you! :)