Monday, 1 June 2015

Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer

The Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer is a product I picked up on a whim having forgotten to take primer with me to work, I ha toyed with just repurchasing one of my regular primers, but decided to give this a try. 

I am a huge fan of using a primer and tend to use Max Factor Facefinity or POREfessional by Benefit, my two favourites. I use them because I love the smooth base they create when it comes to applying make up especially liquid foundation. As someone with combination skin, I hate it when a product clings to the tiniest flake of dry skin, a primer solves this problem for me, plus they can reduce the appearance of pores and my make up lasts much longer.

The Face Base Primer which cost just £5 is a really lightweight but fairly thick transparent gel, similar in texture to Baby Face my Maybelliene with that silicon like feel. On the skin it blends in really easily and smooths incredibly well so that you cannot see or tell that there is any product on the skin whatsoever, it is as though it disappears and behind it leaves soft, smooth skin.  I tend to use my fingers to apply my primer and with this it is a case of a little goes a long way.  One applied the effects for me on the skin are really similar to POREfessional especially if I have give it time to settle on my skin it works so much better, the only difference is that POREfessional isn't clear.
Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer
Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer
Makeup Revolution Ultra Face Base Primer
I tend to swap and change my foundation depending on my mood, so I either use my Boots No.7 Stay Perfect Foundation or MAC C1 currently and Face Base works well with both of them.  I also sometimes just opt for powder foundation over a BB Cream or tinted moisturiser and again, Face Base worked really well and ensuring my coverage was not only even, but there was no clinging to my dry skin on either cheek and my make up lasted for the entire working day, which is a lot more than I had expected and hoped for, when you consider it costs just £5 for 25ml.

The tube itself is a pink pearlesque shade which is really quite plain but also very pretty at the same time.  The twist off lid is also easy to remove and replace and the part I like the most is the long nozzle which dispenses the primer because one quick squeeze gives enough to cover your entire face.

If like me you have combination skin with an oily t-zone with a slight dryness of the cheeks, this primer is very much worth trialing, not only is it a cheaper alternative for other primers, but it is amazing value for money and is one of those products you shouldn't dismiss just because of the £5 price tag!  It does make a great primer, it doesn't cling to imperfections, it does reduce the look of your pores and it does allow my make up to last 8-9 hours without the need to re-apply.  For me this was a great find and one I have since repurchased.

Have you tried this Primer from Makeup Revolution?

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35 comments:

  1. Hey, I've tried MUA primer and somehow I feel Revolution is just the same formula under a different market name :P
    I'll try getting some Revolution stuff soon :)
    Great Review !!c

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  2. That sounds like such a good product for just £5. I like primer too, get blotchy so always like a base for make-up.

    #UKBloggers

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  3. Ooh I haven't seen this but it sounds great so far. I love that it has a pearl tint perfect for summer. x

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  4. I have never used a primer. I worry that it will make my make up feel even more caked on. I find the feel of makeup on my face really odd

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  5. I like the sound of this. I got a very expensive primer sample in a beauty box ages ago, and been eeking it out as I love it - but it's ridiculously pricey for what it is. This is more in my price range! I used Max Factor foundation, so this may well be a perfect match for me! x

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  6. Don't really use primers but this looks
    Fantastic.

    Kirsty xx
    (Kirstyralph.co.uk)

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  7. I've been trying a few different primers for my holiday. I like the Daniel Sandler primer and the one from Body Shop too.

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  9. Wow this sounds perfect for my skin. Thanks for sharing. Will try this out :)

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  10. Sounds promising but I'm afraid it wont combat my oily skin as I've got super oily skin.... But for combination skin in my opinion its a win-win situation :) x

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  11. Sounds great for a fiver. Will try this next time x

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  12. Ive been waiting to see reviews on this as i have been tempted a few times to buy it. Its sounds very ideal and seems to work so I might just purchase it to try it out for myself :) http://ninasbargainbeauty.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh I do like a good primmer where did you buy it from?

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  14. You know I have never tried a primer.

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  15. I have never tried a primer before but this looks like a great product at a great price. Is it available on the high street?

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  16. i haven't really used a gel like primer in ages. been sticking to my body shop pore one.

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  17. I've heard a lot about Makeup Revolution but I haven't tried them myself yet - I really should sometime. x

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  18. I've never used a primer but it sounds like a good thing to try. Thank you for explaining how they work. This product sounds excellent.

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  19. ive tried both mua and revolution primers and found them both to be just as good as each other

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  20. Sounds amazing! Maybe I'll pick it up next time I order their palettes :D

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  21. Honestly I am hopeless - had no idea you were supposed to use something before foundation! Am only juts getting to grips with tinted moisturiser - I think I missed the make-up classes at school!

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  22. I like to use a primer too and I like the sound of this one because my skin sounds similar to yours and it's a great price.

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  23. Ooh think I need to try this out, seems I'm the target audience for this x

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  24. Thanks for the tip, worth a try at that price!

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  25. I am a huge fan of Makeup Revolution too! I just love how their products are so affordable yet such a=high quality. This primer look lovely - definitely added to my Makeup Revolution wish list :)

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  26. Haven't tried this before sounds great though! I do love Makeup Revolution products.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  27. This looks (and sounds) perfect! I've only tried a few of their products but really like them. Just wish it was easier than buying it sight unseen, here in Australia!

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  28. Ooh I've not used a primer before, maybe I should. Always have to be a little careful as fairly dry skin and if I get it wrong I look like a wrinkled old hag! My make-up does rub off too quickly though so will definitely have a look at this x

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  29. Thus isn't a product I've truer before ~ I shall look into it

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  30. Haven't tried this one, I always forget primer

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  31. It's great to hear of such a good find, I'll be adding this to my wishlist!

    Frankie | Crazyblondegal

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  32. I've never used a primer but it sounds like I should be giving it a try! Great review & explanation.

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  33. I gotta try this sometime. :)

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  34. I didn't realise what a difference primer made until i tried it

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  35. Oh gosh - I have never heard of, or tried a primer (only with paint!!) Kaz x

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