Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer is a brand new product that includes ten specially designed primers that target and perfect all skin types, tones and textures.
Developed with the exclusive Equalizer Complex, the unique formulas triple the power of your foundation for smoother, more even, longer lasting make up. These advanced pro artistry primers are formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and firm, Vederine to help skin appear more even and Acti Tensor 3D helps to smooth the skin for longer-lasting makeup coverage.
So how the heck do you use these? Well they are meant to be mixed and matched and they’re divided into two skin-equalizing categories: Texture and Tone. Five of them (Mattifying, Smoothing, Hydrating, Nourishing, Redness Correcting) are designed to address texture-related issues, such as oil/shine, large pores and fine lines, dryness and redness, while the other five, known as the “radiance range”, (Pink, Blue, Yellow, Peach, Caramel) boost radiance in specific skin tones.
I have two from each category which includes Blue and Pink as well as Redness Correcting and Smoothing.
Pink is for yellow fair skin. Blue is for yellow/red fair skin. Peach is for fair skin. Caramel is for dark skin. Mauve is for yellow dark skin.
Mattifying reduces shine and is good for oily skin. Smoothing evens out the skin surface and is good for large pores and/or fine lines. Hydrating restores the skin’s balance and is good for normal or occasionally dry skin. Nourishing helps moisturize and comfort skin that is always dry. Redness Correcting neutralizes red areas in the skin.
Here are some of the ways in which you can use them.
For me the Pink and Blue ones work well with my skin tones because they are the lightest ones. I don’t really notice much of a difference in my skin between the two shades. They add a slight radiance and brightening effect to my skin which is nice. They blend in super smoothly and evenly without balling up at all. When I use the Smoothing one over them it just makes my skin look that much smoother and helps create a really nice base for whatever I put on top. They said (in the press release anyway) to use a quarter-sized amount, which seems like a huge amount. I use much less than that and it works just fine. I applied with my fingers but you can also use a sponge. Whatever is easier!
They work nicely and I do like this line but they definitely are on the pricier side and if you do one of the combinations you have to buy two of them. Yikes!
Are you into these skin specific primers or do you just use whatever works best and cheapest for you?