Saturday, 12 May 2012

MUA Primer

I mentioned recently that there were two products from MUA that I've been enjoying and this is the second of the two. Say hello to MUA's primer!

I wanted to pick this up when it first launched quite a while ago but I couldn't find it anywhere and at that time MUA did not have their own online store. The two primers I've been using most in that time were the Rimmel Fix & Perfect and the Make Up For Ever HD (which I just finished up yesterday) and this little £4 wonder really holds its own in that company. 

There are two types of primers I like to use; ones that fill in pores and leave my skin feeling smoother or ones that help my foundation go on more easily last comfortably. The MUA primer does a little bit of both. It doesn't fill in pores to the extent of something like BeneFit's PoreFessional but it does make my skin feel smooth. It helps my foundation go on more easily and keeps it there a little longer because it hydrates dry areas and controls oil in the oily areas. I make it sound like a bit of a wonder product! I wouldn't say it's the best thing since sliced bread but I do think it's a nice primer that does a bit of everything. I think it would work best for normal/combination skin types.

The packaging is simple and functional to a point. The little nozzle that controls the amount of product that's dispensed keeps coming loose which is frustrating as I end up with too much product. The primer itself is a lightweight white gel-cream. I apply it with my Real Techniques Buffing brush (which I also use for my foundation) and away I go.

The MUA Primer is available online (link) and in selected Superdrug stores. It is priced at £4.00 for 27ml.

Have you tried this? Let me know what you thought!

Stace xx


  1. I've only recently discovered MUA products (I know, late to the party!) and reviewed one of the glosses today. I think they are very good value, I'm certainly going to check out this primer.

  2. I initially liked this but after a while it didn't do much to control the oily areas on my face. I love 17 primer it's pretty good for the price as well. :) x

  3. I'm currently using the E.L.F Mineral Infused Face Primer which I find pretty good but I'm on the hunt for a new drugstore branded one,so I think this might be it! It's only £4 so I might as well give it a go :)


  4. thanks for sharing - just reminded me i need a new one

  5. We don't have the MUA line here in the states. I have wanted to try a few of there products and this sounds like a good one.