Product Type: MUA makeup
Newest Review: ... instore. The packaging is pretty much identical to the MUA professional foundation - a squeezy tube which stands on its lid. The tube is ... more
Not as hopeful as the rest of the MUA range...
MUA Face Primer
Member Name: sazwah
MUA Face Primer
Advantages: None really
Disadvantages: Too watery, makes it hard to blend makeup and doesn't keep make up in place
As some of you may have seen in my previous reviews, I have reviewed a handful of different make up base primers and this is one of them that I am pleased to now be reviewing thanks to dooyoo accepting my suggestion.
I was greatly anticipating having a great outcome with this primer as I have had a lot of high hopes and great products when it comes to MUA's make up selection. Although there are the odd one or two items that simply don't cut it and there is no wonder as to why the products cost so little at times.
The primer is 27ml which is a relatively standard size for the majority of face primers on the market, it comes in a small and sleek professional looking black tube and is easy to fasten and open. Unfortunately the look of the product doesn't do it justice with it's quality being the down fall. I was surprised to find that the primer was of an extremely watery consistency and I even tried shaking the tube up to see if it had simply separated - but this wasn't the case and it turns out that the primer was just very runny.
I gave it a trial run of about 4 days, each day I experienced different weather conditions from rain, sleet to sudden outbursts of sun so as you can imagine my make up would be put to the test with the environment. The primer didn't help fight the battle for my foundation as it happily let it slide off my face no matter what weather I was in - even when I was indoors and dry! I usually apply my foundation with a brush and it always goes on smoothly without primer, however it was very streaky when used with the primer (even after waiting 5/10 minutes for it to dry before application!) and took me a little longer as I had to ensure it was blended properly and evenly.
I found that it would easily rub off my nose and my chin and underneath my glasses on the bridge of my nose and I'd look really odd with patches of make up less skin. I was really disappointed with how poor quality the primer was and I was hoping that the primer would be as amazing as the rest of their stuff but I was let down from the very first use.
I always use the same procedure when applying any make of foundation; I ex-foliate and moisturise on dry areas and then apply the primer to fresh and clean dry skin before adding the rest of my make up. I currently use rimmel's primer which has proven to be a better product for me personally as it has the consistency that perhaps MUA should have had - it's less runny but not too thick.
I wouldn't revert back to using this one as it just seems to be a waste of money for me. I don't find it useful and I wouldn't recommend it to a friend as it just doesn't seem to be of adequate quality even for a small amount of £4. You're better off just paying a couple of quid more for a better option by another leading brand.
Summary: A low price for a low quality primer that doesn't do what it's supposed to.