Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primers review: The colour-correcting, skin-perfecting range to fix all your complexion worries
Chances are, you're probably familiar with the many allegories hidden within children's fairytales. The Three Little Pigs, for instance, contains an enduring message: all ventures are likely to fail without a strong foundation. It is a statement that holds particularly true within the beauty realm; an irrefutable fact where a full face of makeup is impossible to maintain without a solid, unshakeable base. To ensure the flawless application of your complexion product of choice, you need to lay out the necessary groundwork first. And that entails a first-rate primer.
That's where Make Up For Ever's Step 1 Primers come in. The latest rendition has been revamped to allow for a more enhanced performance than before. Translation? A nine-primer-strong range designed to fix a wide variety of complexion concerns that can last up to a whopping 24 hours. Three are custom-based skin perfectors slated to deal with everything from shine to dryness, while the other six serve as targeted colour correctors to eradicate redness, dark circles, and more.
But don't just take our word for it. We've enlisted the help of our favourite personalities to test drive these primers for themselves. Spy the specific goods they used, and their thoughts about it, below.
Primers utilised: Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster, Pore Minimizer, and Dullness Eraser
The Make Up For Ever primers have been a staple in my routine and my kit for years. I love that they've been revamped now; the consistency is so light, and it blends into the skin effortlessly. Another pro: it neutralises undertones without leaving a tint that would normally require much more foundation to cover up. It also mattifies the skin without amplifying texture. I'd go as far as to say it's my favourite — and the only — colour corrector I use!
Primers used: Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster, Shine Corrector, and Redness Corrector.
My favourite item from the new Make Up For Ever's Step 1 Primer range is definitely the Hydra Booster Primer. I have dry patches on my skin and I like how this bad boy infuses my skin with enough moisture to make it more supple than ever. I also like how it instantly softens the skin — all in all, it's ideal for anyone with parched, dehydrated complexions.
Primers used: Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primer Hydra Booster, Shine Control, and Dullness Eraser.
Don't get me wrong, you should love your skin as it is. But as a person with combination to oily skin, my main focus — especially when I have to be on screen — is to control that shine! Make Up For Ever's Shine Control Primer is the professional, yet simple, solution that works even for sensitive skin like mine. It glides on smoothly; keeps my skin hydrated; and creates a refined matte texture to my complexion. It's never about changing who you are. It's about enhancing what you got! And for that, Make Up For Ever's got you covered.
The Make Up For Ever Step 1 Primers are now available at all Sephora outlets and online. It retails at $59 (30ml) and $32 (15ml) respectively.