This review will be on the brand new release by Make Up For Ever. It’s the Step 1 Skin Equalizer in the shade “Radiant Primer Pink.”
A makeup primer that assists with balancing the skin’s texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear.
What it does:
Prep skin for your makeup routine with Step 1 Skin Equalizers, and address your skin concerns with this innovative makeup primer. Perfect for balancing skin and achieving an ideal makeup result, it’s lightweight and creamy, leaving a more evenly-toned appearance, and increases foundation’s hold. This primer for all skintones leaves makeup looking fresh for hours while it hydrates, firms, and smooths the look of the skin.
My Experience with Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Radiant Primer in Pink:
Make Up For Ever released 10 variations of this Step 1 skin equalizer which is aimed towards different skin concerns. The Radiant Primer Yellow variation of this product has already been reviewed here on IMBB.
Packaging: Comes in a squeeze tube with a nozzle which gives controlled dispersion of the product. You cannot accidentally squeeze more than you need and the packaging is extremely travel friendly.
Texture/Consistency: This primer is of nice consistency. It is neither too thick nor too thin/runny. It spreads easily on the skin and does not feel greasy. It absorbs within seconds and does not feel sticky or slippery. You cannot feel it on the skin at all.
Shade: I picked up this product because I already have tons of transparent primers designed to prolong makeup wear, but the claim that this primer adds radiance to the skin attracted me to this product. This primer is a very cool-toned light pink and is pigmented enough to show up, but not as strong to cover up skin imperfections. My skin naturally has a pink undertone hence this primer does complement my skin tone well and looks quite natural. It does impart a beautiful and a very noticeable radiance and perkiness to my skin almost immediately upon application. The very cool tone of this primer almost gives a boost to my dull-looking skin and gives my skin an appearance that I just have a brightening facial done. My skin looks visibly brighter and fairer like those girls in “Fair and Lovely” commercials 😛
Since this primer has a very cool tone and imparts that fairness to the skin, it will not suit skin tones with a strong yellow or olive undertone. It will mostly suit skin tone from Light – Medium. It will give Medium- Dusky skin tones an ashy look.
Performance/Feel on skin: This primer does even out my skin tone to some extent. I did find it to help smooth out the texture of my skin and help reduce the appearance of pores to some extent, but not completely. My skin does not naturally have an issue of huge pores, so this works quite well enough for me, but if you are someone whose main concern is problematic pores, I would suggest looking into a “smoothing primer” version in the grey tube.
It did make the foundation go on super smoothly and the radiance of my skin was visible even through the foundation and made my skin look healthier. It did not make my skin feel greasy or shiny by the end of the day and I needed far less touch-ups than I usually would. It did not make me break out.
This primer is not too hydrating, but it is not drying at all. If you have dry skin like me, you will most definitely need a moisturizer to get rid of your dry patches before applying this or else it will stick and accentuate them.
Fragrance: It has a pleasant floral scent which is noticeable, but not overpowering.
Overall, I am highly impressed with this product. It did wonders on my skin in terms of perking up my complexion and adding remarkable radiance all the time looking highly natural. It did prolong the wear of my makeup and smoothed out my skin. I will recommend this product and definitely recommend you to check out the whole range of this primer where you will find a perfect match for your skin condition.
Pros of Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Radiant Primer in Pink:
- Gives my skin a boost of radiance and perks up my complexion.
- Smoothes my skin tones and reduces the appearance of pores (to some extent, not completely, but good enough for me).
- Made my makeup last longer.
- Did not break me out.
- Did not make my skin feel greasy or shine.
- Made foundation applied on it go smoothly.
- Feels silky smooth on skin without giving that “silicone” feeling.
- Comes in 10 variations designed for different skin concerns.
- Travel-friendly packaging.
- Pleasant scent.
- Absorbs quickly into skin without residue.
Cons of Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Radiant Primer in Pink:
- Expensive for tiny 30 ml quantity.
- Will not suit deeper skin tones.
- Will not suit and look unnatural on skin tones with strong yellow or olive tone.
- Will not suit those who are looking for solution for problematic pores.
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