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MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microperfecting Primer

What it is:A lightweight, oil-free complexion corrector that enhances the skin's texture and primes the skin for makeup application.What it does:HD Microperfecting Primer deeply nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. Creates a protective layer on the skin allowing foundation to glide on easily and last longer.What else you need to know: The Sephora-exclusive primer comes in six color-correcting shades and one transparent shade.
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Questions & Answers for MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microperfecting Primer

Question
MUFE HD primer or Smashbox Photofinish Light?
asked 5 years ago
lalalalaloooove
on HD Microperfecting Primer
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
It depends on what foundation you intend to put over the primer. Smashbox makes slick primers to go with its sticky foundations. Makeup Forever makes sticky primers to go with its slick foundations. Don't pair a slick primer with a slick makeup. It will just slide off. For instance Smashbox Photofinish and MUFE HD are a mismatch. You'd have the opposite problem if you pair MUFE sticky primer with Smashbox sticky makeup.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
CGSinVA
(Southwest Virginia)
answer 2
I've tried both Smashbox Photo Finish and Photo Finish Light and they both clogged my pores and broke me out. The MUFE HD is a more lotion like consistency and absorbs much faster. I think they look pretty similar under makeup - but that does depend on what foundation(s) you use. I've been using the green MUFE HD for about a year now - it is green tinted to counteract redness, but I saw another answer saying red + green = grey. I definitely don't think it's pigmented enough to make your skin look grey; that being said, I'm not sure how much the green tint does for my redness, but as a primer in general, it's great!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
arp0113
(NYC)
answer 3
Smashbox hands down. never clogged my pores and protected me from the horrible oils foundation has. the correctors really work too
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
JackieBuns
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
I definitely, *definitely* prefer MUFE! To me, Smashbox (whose products I normally love!!) Photo Finish has the consistency of vaseline, and I hated the feeling of it on my face! It does leave a flawless finish, but it felt so greasy that I could not justify using it every day. MUFE HD goes on like a lotion, but leaves a matte, flawless finish that does not look cakey or fake under makeup. It's a far better product, in my opinion!
answered 4 years ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
HD is my vote. Smashbox clogged my pores and made my skin greasy.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
CasualLavish
(CA)
answer 6
Ladies! Green + Red = GRAY!!!! Who wants to look dead?
I prefer yellow to create a peachy glow.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
liloh
(washington DC)
answer 7
Photofinish Light makes my makeup application easier and my makeup go on smoother. It also is superior in foundation staying powder to MUFE HD Primer.
answered 5 years ago
smarteepants
answer 8
Smashbox Photofinish, for sure. The HD isn't that great, but the Smashbox one is awesome.
answered 5 years ago
rustyrouge
(Yorba Linda, CA)
answer 9
Def. HD....and use their foundation too
answered 5 years ago
primeit
(alameda, California)
answer 10
I prefer the Smashbox lightweight photofinish, but it may depend on your skin type. I found the Smashbox blends nicely and is silky smooth, while the MUFE HD was difficult to blend...almost as though it absorbs too quickly, which leads to you using more product to cover your face (which is terrible with the tinted primers, because then your colour is weird!).
answered 5 years ago
Crake
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 11
Hi, I used the green Smashbox primer for years, and switched to Make Up Forever. I much prefer Make Up Forever. It absorbs faster and it's oil free, so no break outs. It is also lightweight, which I like.
answered 5 years ago
Anonymous
(Temecula, CA)
Question
what color for roasacea, redness?
The product sounds promising...but what color should I get? I have some age spots and some rosacea.
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
k2sboro
(Boston, MA)
on HD Microperfecting Primer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
my skin is really red and i was thinking about using the green but i went to sephora and the lady said that the apricat one looks more natural and brightens the skin. when i tried it out you couldnt even tell my skin was red.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
sshaff319
(chicago,IL)
answer 2
I suggest using the green primer to cover redness!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
I use Benefit's You are bluffing! yellow stick to conceal redness on my face.
answered 4 years ago
movielover
answer 4
I agree with Mustang. Go with green. Green neutralizes redness because they are opposite colors.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
dralli
(Dallas, TX)
answer 5
I have a light to medium skin tone with yellow undertones. BUT I drive a convertible and in the summer my skin gets tan around my forehead, but turns 5 shades of red from my cheeks to to my chin. So what I found that worked best was the green corrector heavier on the more red/dark areas and I mix in a little of the pink corrector and apply to the lighter red/pink areas. Follow up with the HD Fluid makeup and then the finisher. You will learn by trial and error, but once you figure out the balance it smooths away any uneven red /pinks and even the worst rosacea.
answered 6 years ago
mustangkk
(Honey Brook, Pa)
answer 6
any of the shades would work, they are all very sheer. I would choose according to what effect your looking for. Universally I think the pink shade would work best for everyone.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
cyIMbroke
(Birmingham, Alabama)
answer 7
Honestly I had some redness concerns as well, this product did nothing to help with that, I would recommend the HD foundation and HD finishing powder is does very well at covering any skin issues.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
cyIMbroke
(Birmingham, Alabama)
Question
Is your HD Primer and HD Liquid Foundation noncomedogenic ?
asked 6 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on HD Microperfecting Primer
6 answers
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answer 1
For someone who is a "Sephora Staff" member, they should know that it does not matter how high the quality of the ingredients are, because they can still be acnegenic or comedogenic, which if you look it up,on sites such as cosdna.com you will see this product is very comedogenic.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
carolsag
(New York)
answer 2
I have a sample of Neutral and I should say all the time I put this on I feel I am going break out - and it happens.
To be honest I don't really feel it makes any difference to apply foundation smoother/make it last longer. Definitely wouldn't purchase the full size for the reason of breaking me out.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
thiternik
answer 3
Yes, because it is oil free.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 4
I would suggest the MUFE's 'All Mat' primer, versus these. Because you have oily skin, these primers w3ill not help your skin type.
answered 6 years ago
aleksis
(boca raton, fl)
answer 5
Yes even though I love MUFE, and the ingredients are high quality this particular primer does have comedogenic ingredients, the All Mat primer does not.
answered 6 years ago
aleksis
(boca raton, fl)
answer 6
Make Up For Ever used only the highest grade of ingredients, therefore both the HD Primer and the HD Foundation are non comedogenic.
answered 6 years, 1 month ago
BelleDeJour
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How do I choose a shade of Makeup Forever Primer?
Hello-
I have light skin, but not extremely fair (I am slightly more yellow/olive than pink in my undertones, but still not extremely and on the fairer side of olive). Hair is brown but dyed blackish, eyes are greenish.
I have some spots on my face that tend to darken with minimal sun exposure that I would like to neutralize.
I don't want anything with shimmer in it.
What Primer would be best for me?
Thanks
Terri
asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
(boston, ma)
on HD Microperfecting Primer
5 answers
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answer 1
When in doubt, I would go for neutral! I tried the blue, which is supposed to brighten fair skin, but it made mine look chalky. Unless you have serious problems with redness (in which case I'd recommend green) or sallow skin (in which case violet would work), your best bet might be the neutral. Hope this helps!
answered 4 years ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I have exact same skin, fair with some yellowish tones and some spots. I use threee different primers (not at once). I have it in pink, blue and natural. I love them all. I tried the green one and it made my skin look green. With the colors I use it gives me something a bit different with each, can't explain. I don't use any foundation just tinted moisturizer by Smashbox. Sometimes I just use it with my regular moisturizer. I am definitely happy with my color choices. I suggest getting a sample from the store and play with it at home, that's how I did.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
katharina
(New Jersey)
answer 3
This isn't really an answer, I guess - more an appreciation for the question. I have just about all the skin/coloring qualities you mentioned (hazel eyes, however, and really one small red patch that is mildly annoying but doesn't kill me) - even down to the dyed-black hair. My biggest makeup interest is luminizing/fresh-dewiness, whatever you want to call it... But having the yellow undertones and not being THE fairest of the fair, I'm hesitant to order the blue...wondering now about the pink, or the mauve... I wish there was a way to know what you decided on and whether or not you liked it!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
saire
(Lambertville, NJ)
answer 4
wow, thats exactly what i have! fair skin with yellow tones. for awhile i was using the mufe hd in shade 2. did an awesome job with correcting my skin tone! it just caused me to break out a lot.
answered 5 years ago
sundaemourng
(detroit, mi)
answer 5
Hi Terri,
I prefer to use the colorless primer. Sometimes the tints can change the color of your makeup slightly. A friend of mine has the blue. It seems to work well for her in neutralizing some of her red spots, and brightens her skin. Hope this helps!
answered 5 years ago
mekare
(Princeton, NJ)
Question
takes place of a moisturizer ?
Will this product take place of a moisturizer and should it be used under the eye area to prep prior to applying concealer ?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Fremont, CA)
on HD Microperfecting Primer
5 answers
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answer 1
Personally I wouldn't replace this with a moisturizer. It is a more moisturizing primer but since I'm kind of a moisturizing FREAK I don't think this is hydrating enough to replace it with a regular moisturizer.
answered 9 months ago
elanders22
(South Dakota)
answer 2
I still use my moisturizer before using the primer. Afterwards I add my concealer.
answered 1 year ago
Tbgocat
(Powder Springs, GA)
answer 3
I have extremely dry skin.....as in I usually use night time creams during the day. I am able to use this primer with no moisturizer and my skin feels soft, perfect and not dry at all.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
MiracleRtk
(Naples, FL)
answer 4
We suggest using a moisturizer prior to priming your face. Primer should be applied all over & will help in prepping the eye area before concealer.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
It's actually an excellent moisturizer, just right - not oily but not drying either. I do cover my eye area with it. Works great by itself and is compatible with my wrinkle eye cream. It's a great product, I have acne prone skin and it does not clog my pores to make me break out.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Rockerchic4God
(Red Bluff, CA)
Question
Do I wear my sunscreen (SPF 45+) under or over this product?
I would like to use the green primer due to light redness on my upper cheek area.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
missgailya
(Santa Maria, CA)
on HD Microperfecting Primer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Use sunblock before primer! I always use moisturizer / eye cream first, then sunblock, then primer, foundation, etc.
answered 4 years ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I would say sunscreen under your primer as I believe foundation looks best when on the primer is directly underneath.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Operator
(West Des Moines, IA)
answer 3
I USE FIVE FOR THE LUMINOSITY EFFECT - TRY IT I THE STORE AND I THINK YOU WILL LOVE IT!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
DRsuzy
(nASHVILLE, tENNESSEE)
answer 4
I use a sunscreen with it. I use moisturizers that have sunscreen in it, but if you would like to use strictly sunscreen with this product, i would recommend the shiseido face sunblock spf 55. kudos for you using sunblock! most important thing to put on ur face!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
aejung
(los angeles, ca)
Question
Are there any makeup formulas that this primer does not work well with? For example, can I apply airbrushed makeup on top?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Ebjellybean
(Philadelphia, PA)
on HD Microperfecting Primer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I've used this under the dinair airbrush makeup and it worked wonderfully and acted the same as it does under any liquid or powder foundation. Just make sure to let it dry completely.
Hope that helps
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
tinystarlet112
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Sure, I don't see why not. You might want to use pressed powder across your forehead, nose and chin after you apply your liquids (primer and airbrush).
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Redwine28
(Lititz, PA)
answer 3
Absolutely use this primer for airbrush formulation. I have used these primers with all types of foundation (including airbrush) and it doesn't alter the foundations texture or appearance.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
patches702
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 4
This product absorbs quickly but still makes your skin look amazing under makeup, you should go to the store ask for a sample and try it out
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
michand
(Wayne, NJ)
Question
Does this make the HD Foundation look matte?
I love the dewy finish of the MUFE HD foundation. Does the primer make the Foundation matte?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
starred
(washington dc)
on HD Microperfecting Primer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have normal-combination skin. If I don't wear HD primer underneath my HD foundation, my face looked shiny, too oily that I'm afraid to touch my face because the foundation rubbed off easily. To mitigate this I put on powder. But this actually makes skin looked too matte/dry.

Using HD primer underneath my HD foundation solve this problem. I don't need powder anymore. The primer somehow soaks in the excess oil, prolongs the foundation by making it stick better to the skin. These products make my skin looked dewy.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
pavia
(Boca Raton, FL)
answer 2
Excellent. Wasn't that helpful? ;-)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
saire
(Lambertville, NJ)
answer 3
Yes, it looks very matte upon application. I have oily skin and the matte look lasts longer than other foundations I have used.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Rehanna
(Orlando, FL)
answer 4
No the primer does not alter the foundations appearance. The primer moisturizes the skin and it binds your foundation to your skin for extra longevity.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
patches702
(Edmonton, AB)
Question
does the microperfecting primer, neutral color even out redness or does the green. which one should i get i want to hide my redness
asked 1 year, 11 months ago
Ceci1298
on HD Microperfecting Primer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
You should get #5
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
imabluehen
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
If you have a lot of redness you need the green. I have been using it now for almost two years and no longer need to wear foundation. No more red skin and I no longer need two foundations to cover the redness!
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Stella76
(Jacksonville, Fl)
answer 3
I was told the green cancels out the red.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
mperkows
(Corona)
answer 4
to cancel out redness, green primer should be used. neutral primer is exactly as the name indicates and is meant to be suitable for all skin types
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
flirtybunny
(DC)
Question
Which tone of this would cover and/or eliminate acne?
Not redness! Acne and small imperfections
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
tevbxo
(Boca Raton, FL)
on HD Microperfecting Primer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
So far I have used this product for 6 months. It does not clear up acne. For that I use the Camu Camu line by Peter Thomas Roth. It's a little pricey, but I have had problems for much of my adult life with acne, and these are the ONLY products that have helped with the outbreaks and scarring! Go into Sephora and request a sample of the line, and try it for a week or two before deciding to purchase. I hope this helps! :)
answered 1 year ago
Tbgocat
(Powder Springs, GA)
answer 2
A primer isn't meant to cover acne very well it might lighten the redness of acne slightly, with that being said the "5 blue" says it helps cover minor imperfections but is meant for fair skin.The only primer i know of that has acne treating ingredients in it is COVER FX Mattifying primer with anti-acne treatment. But If you want something that will cover acne and has a primer in it that will help with acne i would get a bb cream or a cc cream those are all in one and save time. Hope this helps
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
rebec
(Topeka, Ks)
answer 3
A primer is not made to cover or eliminate acne, is simply softens the skin and leaves a clean canvas for you to work on meaning you add foundation or concealer on top to cover imperfections. It makes it easier for you cover those imperfections than you only putting on foundation and concealer. If you're looking for a shade that may help a little with appearance of acne and small imperfections before using foundation or concealer then #5 blue would probably be good. If you are looking for a product that contains primer and tinting to make your face look flawless without using foundation then you should look up Miracle Skin Transformer SPF 20, if you have light skin the medium shade is perfect as they run light in the shade department.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
nikki555
(Miami, FL)
answer 4
None of the primers are designed to eliminate acne. To best recommend a primer we'll need to know the color of your complexion and your age to best recommend the appropriate formula.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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