Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€

How are you all doing? I’m having a gala time trying out some new makeup I bought recently and also hopping around town checking out Autumn/Winter 2016 collections at stores ๐Ÿ™‚

make up forever step 1 equalizer primer the jeromy diaries (1700 x 1275)If you follow me on Instagram, you would know I was at Sephora recently to try MAKE UP FOREVER’s (MUFE) newly launched Step 1 Skin EQUALIZER Primer.ย  I have previously given MAKE UP FOREVER HD foundation a try so I was definitely intrigued to find how the primer works on me. For people who are not aware about MAKE UP FOREVER, here’s a little introduction:

In 1984, MAKE UP FOR EVER was created. Professor in a makeup school by day, Dany Sanz spent her nights creating new formulas for products that she packaged in her famous โ€œcellarโ€, the basement of the future boutique at 5 rue La Boรฉtie in the 8th district of Paris. Between makeup lessons at the school, and helped by her students, she packaged her products there. This legendary site is now a meeting spot for the makeup artists of Paris and all over the world. In this special place, they find products adapted to their needs. They meet here and spend hours in this sanctuary of creation.

For someone like me, who has deep open pores, primers are the best to invest on. But then again, I wouldn’t recommend using primers every single day since they contain silicone. I mostly use primers on days when I have an entire day of shoots, events and activities planned and want my makeup to stay put. ๐Ÿ™‚

make up forever step 1 equalizer primers 9 different formulas the jeromy diariesAt Sephora, I tried MAKE UP FOREVER’s new launch of primers recently! MAKE UP FOREVER Step 1 Skin EQUALIZER Primers are of 9 different formulas –

  • Mattifying Primer
  • Smoothing Primer
  • Hydrating Primer
  • Nourishing Primer
  • Redness Correcting Primer
  • Radiant Primer – Cool Pink
  • Radiant Primer – Blue
  • Radiant Primer – Peach
  • Radiant Primer – Yellow

MAKE UP FOREVER states that “STEP1 Skin Equalizer triples the power of your foundation: easier application, optimized makeup result, improved wear.

STEP1 is the range of skin equalizers developed to refine, smooth and even out. Our exclusive Equalizer Complex delivers 3 key actions:

– APPLICATION : makeup goes on seamlessly
– RESULT : optimized color & finish
– WEAR: longer staying power

make up forever hd cream blushes the jeromy diaries (1632 x 1224) make up forever ulta HD foundation the jeromy diaries (1224 x 1632)This is the first time I have seen a brand give so much thought to primers ensuring there’s one for every skin type and needs. Some prefer primers that would not make your face look oily and you could opt for the mattifying primer or if you are someone who is looking for primers that help your makeup last and skin feeling hydrated without getting patchy, hydrating primers are a safe bet. Primers, in general, make makeup application easier and long lasting. Ajoy Sengupta, National Makeup Artist and Trainer for MUFE India gave me a makeover at the store using MAKE UP FOREVER Step 1 EQUALIZER Primer. If you are from my #snapchatfam, you know it already!ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ Ajoy did a graphic eyeliner for the eyes with an MLBB (my lips but better) lipstick shade from MUFE. I absolutely LOVED MUFE lip liners and would definitely go back to pick up a few shades. So this is how the makeover looked ๐Ÿ™‚

the jeromy diaries beauty blogger princy mascarenhas using make up forever cosmetics princy mascarenhas beauty blogger the jeromy diaries with national makeup artist and trainer ajoy senguptaProducts used for the makeup above:

  • MAKE UP FOREVER Step 1 Skin EQUALIZER Primer in Radiant – Yellow and Smoothing Primer
  • Orange corrector from MAKE UP FOREVER 5 Camouflage Cream Palette
  • MAKE UP FOREVER Ultra HD Foundation in the shade 27
  • MAKE UP FOREVER HD Loose Powder
  • Eyes – MAKE UP FOREVER Aqua Liner, Green and hints of Purple eyeliner as well
  • Aqua rouge liquid matte lip color and lipstick
  • MAKE UP FOREVER Smoky Lash Mascara
  • MAKE UP FOREVERย Mist and Fix to set the makeup

make up forever cosmetics the jeromy diaries (1632 x 1224)It’s so much fun when Ajoy tries different make up looks on me. For someone like me who will always remain a learner when it comes to makeup, learning new tips and tricks for makeup is super useful. If you have got a makeover from him, I’m sure you’ll agree that he can be one of the best tutor when it comes to makeup ๐Ÿ™‚

This look lasted me all day. I had to head back to work after this and received a whole lot of compliments from everyone around! I noticed there was a little shine on my face after 5 to 6 hours but that’s very little compared me to how oily my face usually gets with makeup on. The picture of the collage above was clicked after almost 7 to 8 hours. Also, the collage has a different shade of lipstick on that I applied later.

make up forever primers in india the jeromy diaries (1288 x 966) make up forever primer step equalizer hydrating primer review the jeromy diaries (1288 x 966)I had the chance to also try MAKE UP FOREVER Step 1 Skin EQUALIZER Hydrating primer. MAKE UP FOREVER says this primer “instantly quenches skin’s thirst by helping boost and refreshing tired skin. Formulated with our specific Hโ‚‚O Complex, it provides moisture transforming dehydrated skin into a supple, healthy, plump surface for a flawless makeup all day long.”

make up forever hydrating primer step 1 equalizer texture amd price the jeromy diaries (1288 x 966) makeup forever hydrating primer swatch the jeromy diaries (1288 x 966) make up forever hydrating primer step 1 equalizer (1288 x 966)I have used this primer twice or thrice in the last few weeks and I’m quite happy with how long my makeup lasts with this primer. Without primer, my face gets oily within 2 to 3 hours. With this primer on, my makeup lasts easily for 6 to 8 hours. ๐Ÿ™‚ MAKE UP FOREVER Step 1 Skin EQUALIZER comes in squeeze tube packaging and is hassle-free to carry while traveling. The texture of the primer is light and feels very hydrating. On the whole, I have loved using MAKE UP FOREVER Step 1 Skin EQUALIZER Hydrating primer. ๐Ÿ™‚

make up forever primer price in india the jeromy diaries (1288 x 966) make up forever primers in india new launch the jeromy diaries (1288 x 966)MAKE UP FOREVER Step 1 Skin EQUALIZER Primer retails at INR 3300. It might seem a bit expensive but if you are looking to invest in the quality, it’s worth an investment.

Have you given MAKEUP FOREVER Step 1 Skin EQUALIZER Primer a try? If yes, let me know which one worked best for you in the comments below! ๐Ÿ™‚

*Disclaimer: The brand has sent across the product for review. However, my take on the product is unbiased and based on my honest opinion*

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  • Aparajita Sengupta

    I am so digging this concept of having different primers for different skin needs! I would have loved to try the radiance primer in yellow..but the price tag is way too much for me ๐Ÿ™ you look so pretty :*

  • Always on the lookout for a good primer. Have to give this one a try!

  • Loved the graphic liner… Would definitely try out the color correcting primers… I have been wanting from so long…

  • sahana ramanand

    I am seriously considering buying MFE primer and foundation after reading this.

  • Priyanjana Roy

    I would have loved to have it , if only I had used it regularly

    • Primers need not be used regularly Priyanjana since it has silicone. I use it occasionally ๐Ÿ™‚

  • IshtyleAwhile

    Primers are my best friend as well!!! And that eye liner is seriously fabulous!!