Thursday, 28 February 2013

Make-Up Academy Matte Perfect Primer

I picked up this primer in MUA'S 50% bonanza (I actually picked up 2 - my previous primer ran out before my order arrived so I nabbed one in my local shop to tide me over). 
 
 
 
At first glance, it seems to me that this primer is trying (and in my opinion, failing) to be a dupe for Benefit's Porefessional (which I like). I like a primer that can mattify and, to an extent, control oil on my face, as well as trying to smooth over and minimize what I like to call my 'Moon Face' i.e. craterous pores. Benefit are capable of this with Porefessional, but can MUA do it with their offering?
 
 
Short answer: no. It does mattify my skin before I apply my foundation, but beyond that it doesn't seem to do much else. It just... sits there. Doing nothing. Lazy bastard (not sure why I'm anthropomorphizing my primer but ho hum...). In all fairness, for £4/2 in 50% sale is a small price to pay for a primer that does half the job I need it to so I shouldn't complain too much. I've included some before and after pictures of my skin with and without primer. WARNING: My skin is not pretty at the moment... :P
 
BEFORE:
 
 
AFTER: 


As you can see, there's not an awfully big difference; some of my pores have been blurred but there are still a lot of visible pores (as well as a few annoying spots that have popped up, yuk!)
 
As I said previously, I shouldn't complain too much considering how cheap this is, but I won't be purchasing MUA's Matte Perfect Primer again, sorry.


Christina xo

8 comments:

  1. It has cleared the complexion out a little hasn't it! I have never tried a prier before!

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    1. It's OK considering the price, just unfortunate that I need the beauty equivalent of polyfilla to smooth out my skin :P

      Thanks, will have a nosey at your blog!

      Christina xo

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  2. i got the other primmer one in the black tube gees it was so watery i feet no difference when i apllied this under my foundation

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    1. Yeah that primer is useless. I used to use a L'Oreal primer but can't Buy that again until after the spending ban is over. Not long to wait though, about 5-6 weeks!

      Christina xo

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  3. I have this too but I'm still undecided on whether I like it or not. Mostly because I've been trying to cut down on days I wear foundation or anything because I've had a sudden demon breakout >.<. It does look like it helped a little? I have some pretty big pores on my face too

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    1. I think it's helped a little as well, but I think at the back of my mind I was comparing it to Porefessional and my favourite primer, L'Oreal's Studio Resurfacing Primer, which is like Polyfilla for your face :P

      Let me know how you get on with it, maybe you'll get along with it better!

      Christina xo

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  4. I think it has made a bit of a difference. I too suffer from volcano pores (I'm like a martian landscape sans slap). Using a good exfoliator every other day has made more of a difference than any primer I've tried. Won't be trying this one though. ta for the review!

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  5. Speaking of volcanoes, I have the spot equivalent on Mt. Etna erupting on the side of my face. So annoying. Any scrubs you would recommend Claire? :)

    Christina xo

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