Primer Review – Make Up For Ever All Mat Matifying Base

So you thought my last post was the end of Primer Review series? I did too! :P Until I was presented with a sample of Makeup Forever’s newest makeup primer All Mat Matifying Base.

This powdered gel formula is colorless and feels very similar to Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer on the skin. It gives you that smooth, silky yet matte finish. I put Makeup Forever Mat Velvet foundation on top of it and I was pleased to learn that the foundation glides on easily on my skin. My only complaint was that it had this strong perfumey smell that gave me a slight headache. Not nice!

Anyway, I was testing both these products on Idul Adha, where it was the longest day I had to spend outside the comfort of my house since I gave birth so I thought it was the proper time to see how well this primer enhanced the longevity of my makeup. And the verdict? Well, at the end of the day, my face still looked shinier than it was in the morning and the “just-get-out-of-the-bathroom-freshness” was gone, however the foundation pretty much stay put.

So even though the formula felt very similar to our favorite primer, the performance sadly can’t compare. But I’d much prefer this product than the other Makeup Forever makeup bases that I’ve tried.

Makeup Forever All Mat Matifying Base is available at all Makeup Forever stores and Senses, Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, 2nd Level.