I’ve been wanting to write about primer for weeks now and for one reason or another I haven’t been able to. It’s been a hectic week and I’ve missed you all.
Do any of you girls where primer? If so, what are the reasons you do and which do you use?
As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, I have patches of red on my skin and therefore am always looking for something to make the skin tone of my face more even. In comes Smashbox Primer Color Corrector, of their photo finish line. It’s completely unscented in a tube of 1fl. oz. In pea colored green. If you recall a previous post about the color wheel, I mention how green is meant to counteract red when it comes to skin tone as they are complimentary. Half way down the bottle I thought to myself “I know Smashbox is known for their photo finish primer, but what about Make Up For Ever?” I decided that once I had finished 3/4 of the Smashbox Primer I would invest in the Make Up For Ever green primer to compare and blog about. The Make Up For Ever HD Primer “1 green” comes in 1.01 fl. oz in a heftier spherical component as you see in the above image. Due to the pearlescent bottle you cannot tell until you’ve pumped product out that it too is a pea green. So far, Make Up For Ever is the more attractive of the two products, but does that mean one is better than the other?
In the Smashbox Primer there is more yellow to the green and the consistency of the product is thinner than that of the Make Up For Ever Primer. So how do they look blended into the skin? In the following image you can see that the greens are actually quite different, one is much darker and creamier than the other. When you further blend the product the Smashbox all but disappears while the Make Up For Ever product is harder to rub in. One thing to note about the MUFE primer is that it DOES have a scent…it smells like soap. I find that to be weird and I was half confused about what I had put on my face. I thought, “did I accidentally put face cleanser on?”
As luck would have it, I have been incredibly stressed with a few things in my life. That for me equals a crazy amount of physical changes. One is that I break out and look patchier than normal as you see to the left.
I would say there is less red to be seen in the latter pic. On the left of my face I use Smashbox Primer and on the right I used Make Up For Ever Primer. Which do you think looks like it worked best?
Of course after putting on primer I either put tinted moisturizer or foundation and magically I don’t look patchy at all. Ah the tricks women have to look splendid! ;)