This post is kinda a deja-vu feeling, because almost exactly a year ago I reviewed the Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer in #1 Green, and although I’m actually still using it (see it here in a recent guest post I did!) it has been discontinued and replaced with the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Equalizer Redness Correcting Primer*, which I’m sharing today.
MUFE has released 10 different primers each which work to solve a different skin issue including five Texture for things like mattifying and nourishing, and five Tone which help add radiance to the skin. The Make Up For Ever Step 1 Equalizer Redness Correcting Primer is part of the Tone range, and is a light green primer that helps neutralize redness. I love how each of the ten primers has its own colour of packaging, and I think the squeezy-tube option is great (and surprisingly I prefer it to the original pump bottle).
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Equalizer Redness Correcting Primer is a pale, white-based green, and it is definitely a lot more subtle than the original which was less mint and more of a pea-shade. The original was also very strongly scented, and this one isn’t. I’m not sure what else Make Up For Ever changed in the formula, but the truth is, this actually works a lot better for me. I love applying it as the first step in my makeup routine, because I have a lot of redness, especially on my cheeks and nose area, and it really helps cut it down. It actually works great even if I don’t follow up with foundation, but if I do–especially for light coverage, which is what I tend to reach for most–it is still really helpful.
In addition to doing its job as a redness corrector, the Make Up For Ever Step 1 Equalizer Redness Correcting Primer helps prolong the wear of foundation I layer on top of it. I’m a little conflicted because I still have the original version to finish up, but I love reaching for this one even more! I also really interested in the Nourishing primer.
Have you tried any of the new Make Up For Ever Step 1 primers yet? Let me know!