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MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer
11 varieties available

MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer

BY MAKE UP FOR EVER #58 in Face Primer

4.3 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars22%
  • 3 Stars8%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star3%
4.38 / 5 based on 1,029 Reviews

Product Description

A makeup primer that assists with balancing the skin's texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear. Prep skin for your makeup routine with Step 1 Skin Equalizers, and address your skin concerns with this innovative makeup primer. Perfect for balancing skin and achieving an ideal makeup result, it's lightweight and creamy, leaving a more evenly-toned appearance, and increases foundation's hold. This primer for all skintones leaves makeup looking fresh for hours while it hydrates, firms, and smooths the look of the skin. Step 1 Skin Equalizer is available in 10 formulas to target every texture and tone concern: Texture: Mattifying Primer reduces shine for oily skin. Smoothing Primer evens the skin's texture. Hydrating Primer preps normal skin and restores balance. Nourishing Primer moisturizes and comforts. Redness Correcting Primer neutralizes. Tone: Radiant Primer Blue adds radiance to light skin. Radiant Primer Pink adds radiance to light to medium skin. Radiant Primer Yellow adds radiance to light to medium skin. Radiant Primer Peach adds radiance to medium to tan skin. Radiant Primer Caramel adds radiance to dark skin. If you're not sure where to start, try the Smoothing and Hydrating Primers. "Like painters, who need a perfectly smooth, even-colored, and flawless canvas, makeup artists require even-toned and smooth skin for an optimal and professional makeup result." Dany Sanz, MAKE UP FOR EVER Founder and Creative Director MAKE UP FOR EVER'S exclusive Equalizer Technology features Acti Tensor 3D, Hyaluronic Acid, and Regeactive, which help to hydrate, firm, and smooth the skin to create the perfect makeup canvas. see more...

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer
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REVIEWS
Tara W.
Oglala, SD
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer - For Oily Skin 0.5 oz more...
I’ve been on the hunt for a good matte primer for YEARS now. I can’t use primers with Dimethicone, I finally figured out that’s what has been breaking me out. I used to use Bare Minerals Prime Time oil control primer but I think that’s been discontinued. THIS primer however, smooths AND mattifies. I still have to blot because I FEEL oily but I definitely don’t look oily or shiny. Is the price tag worth it? Definitely. I don’t need to use a lot and my foundation goes on easier. I will be repurchasing.
chandra a.
fife, WA
140 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer - For Oily Skin 1.0 oz more...
This is my absolute go to primer. I LOVE it!!!! I am as oily as they come and very few primers work on me. I also like the becca mattifying primer but sometimes that one is a tad TOO much, especially in the winter months. But I apply this and I stay matte all day. A little goes a long way. My foundation blends out very easy over this. I have repurchased multiple times and will continue to buy.
Brandi R.
Macclenny, FL
117 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer - For large pores and fine lines 0.5 oz more...
I'm always wary of smoothing or pore-filling primers because I worry they'll clog my pores and cause breakouts but I haven't had that issue with this one! It goes on so smooth and immediately makes my skin look more even and my pores look less noticeable. It's a great base for applying foundation as well. It's not too slippery like a lot of primers I've tried and my makeup stays in place all day without getting patchy. It has a subtle fragrance to it but nothing overwhelming or perfume-y. Overall I'm very pleased and this is definitely my new go-to primer.
Sway S.
107 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer - For Oily Skin 1.0 oz more...
Gurrrrl BYE!!!!!! I brought this because the makeup world SWORE by this product and how well it combat oiliness. Sis save your coin or get the 0.5oz size. This primer has a scent to it, but it's not overbearing. Once applied, instantly it dries. They said, "If you apply too much, your foundation will come out patchy". (Which mines did) If you apply too less then it might not work as well. (Which it didn't) I've applied it many ways to get the same results everyone else were experiencing, sadly it didn't happen. Now, when I mix this with Milk of Magnesia then I'm oil free for hours.  I have extremely oily skin and the only thing that works is Milk of Magnesia. I will not be repurchasing this, too expensive for no results.
Sabrina R.
399 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer - For Large Pore & Fine Lines 1.0 oz more...
I was actually disappointed with this primer after using it for a couple of weeks. The product came out of the tube nicely and helped my makeup last a little longer but it didn't glide on my face smoothly what so ever. I felt like it wasn't evenly transferring because it dried so quickly and wasn't smooth enough. Wouldn't buy this again.
Megan R.
Birmingham, AL
200 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer - For large pores and fine lines 0.5 oz more...
Great smoothing primer! Loved how the product was a skin tone color. With other primers sometimes the primer and my skincare will react and the primer will ball up on my skin. I used many different moisturizers before this primer and never had that issue! Great for minimizing pores. Would repurchase and recommend! 
Naomie S.
['Wilmington', ''], DE
48 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer - For Oily Skin 0.5 oz more...
My skin is very oily. By the end of the day i look like i took a bath in grease. This primer helped it a bit. But, it makes my skin feel like i can't smile and it looks crusty on my face. I dont have to tame my oils as soon as i usually do so that's a plus but the cons outweigh the pros for me.
Tabitha M.
Corbin, KY
81 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
LOVE this primer! Most primers I’ve used, due to having combination/oily skin, break me out, or feel greasy on my face.. and that’s something you don’t want already being prone to oily skin. This one doesn’t! It has a gel-like consistency, so that once you rub it in, it soaks into your skin leaving it feeling and looking soft and matte. Definitely recommend this product!
Kristyn M.
Sandusky , OH
57 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Smoothing Primer - For large pores and fine lines 0.5 oz more...
The best primer I’ve ever used. Got a sample from Sephora and went and bought it the next day! It smooths out your skin and foundation lays on top of it perfectly smooth it looks like your skin! New holy grail! I am combo skin and my oils after a 5 hour check in were not even appearing.
Lindsey R.
McKinney
12 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this primer it reminds me alot of the benefit porfessional it comes out with a nude tint to it and I personally take it on my finder and I like to press and swipe in the opposite direction of my pores this will really fill and blur your pores and leave you with baby soft matte skin, this would be good to use on your t zone if you have oily skin this will control the oil very well, a quick tip is to not put this under your eyes or in your smile lines because it's to heavy for under the eyes and it will crease in your smile lines and make you look older.
Kiera C.
Charlotte, NC
1 review
I have never tried a make up forever primer because I heard the redness targeting primer didn't set into the face. Is this true for all of their primers?
Rebecca R.
Cumberland Gap, TN
6 reviews
I've just started using this product and I can't seem to get it to blend well into my skin. It seems to flake off. Anyone else have this problem?
Isobel K.
22 reviews
Aren't they a few versions of this primer? Which is the best one?
Lanae S.
Waverly, NY
119 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I just received this in my Sephora box, an im unsure when im supposed to use it!?
Nancy A.
Aurora, CO
79 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Does it work for combo/oily skin? + is it good to minimize pores?

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