Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer Review

Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer Review

An item which has long been on my wish list to try is the Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer. Only recently “easily” accessible in the UK – (I use the term loosely as it’s only available in one Debenhams store and on their website as far as I know) I still haven’t gotten around to checking out much from the range yet. Their HD foundation was a firm favourite last summer which was loved and reached for every day until the point where I had scraped it out and used every drop when the pump stopped saying yes.


When I saw that a box I was subbed to all last year had items from MUFE items in April, I had to resubscribe to get my hands on some, gleefully managing to tick two products off my to try hit list. Their HD Powder is still sat untried while I make myself use up another powder, in the meantime this primer has been getting a lot of love.

15ml sounds tiny right? I’ll admit thinking – well I’ll probably get 3 uses out of this, but I was wrong. It’s a half the full size – and actually available in Debenhams in this travel friendly size for £15. But this 15ml is going to last me a long time, you need such a small amount of this product, I put it onto my finger with enough for a dab on each cheek, forehead and chin. The skin-toned cream leaves no colour trace as it glides into the skin and whilst it has a silicone feel which I normally find too heavy in products such as Porefessional. Despite the name I’ve never found porefessional to ever actually affect the look of my pores, but Make Up For Ever noticeably blurs over them whilst making the skin feel incredibly smooth. Even foundations which normally apply badly for me apply nicer with this foundation (Maybelline Dream Satin Fluid I’m looking at you – review on that soon!).

Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer Review

Before Primer


After Primer


I’ve noticed since starting using the Make Up For Ever Smoothing Primer that it helps keep my skin matte for longer and therefore foundation tends to last longer as getting oily tends to be when my makeup starts wearing away for me. Interestingly this supposedly the best primer from the range for oily skin with a mattifying primer also in the collection which I will be trying out once I’ve finished this (and begrudgingly others which I’ve been forcing myself to use up).

Let me know if you’ve tried this or any of the other MUFE primers, especially curious about the mattifying version if you have any opinions on that!


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  1. May 27, 2016 / 7:37 am

    Sigh, Malaysian beauty subscription boxes are such crap… 🙁

  2. May 27, 2016 / 8:44 am

    Wow the difference is quite visible, doesn’t happen very often with primers!

  3. May 27, 2016 / 9:32 am

    Wow this primer works so good the pictures are great ! I feel the same about the porefessional Im glad I didnt buy the full size as I recieved a sample from boots and it just doesnt work for me

  4. ilovebeautyboxes
    May 27, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    LMB? I got one too (And the mascara) I actually love it. I think you are spot on about the size too, I’ve been using it almost daily for a few weeks and still plenty left.

    I also really like the Bourjois Happy Light Matte primer, I’ve had great success with that 🙂

    • Ooh not even heard of that primer I’ll have to look at it in store! Yes love me beauty, how you liking the mascara I heard hit/miss reviews so I opted for the hd powder instead xx

      • ilovebeautyboxes
        May 28, 2016 / 7:34 pm

        Its ok….but not my favourite… has a very thin brush and quite a lot of product comes out on it so its a little messy. I should probably persevere, but I end up going back to an old fave for quickness!

  5. May 27, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Wow this makes your skin look so good. I want it! I might wait until you purchase the mattifying one in future as I’d love to see what ones better x

  6. thatswhatsupblogger
    May 28, 2016 / 12:29 am

    This is interesting to me. I never use one because they don’t alter my pores! But maybe I’ll try it to keep my foundation from becoming a slip-n-slide. Thanks!

  7. May 28, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    This is now a firm favourite of mine too! 😁❤

  8. Kathy
    May 29, 2016 / 7:11 am

    Sounds like a great primer! I definitely need some help to mattify my skin 🙂
    Kathy x

  9. May 31, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try this for such a long time!! Luckily for me I live about a 20 minute tube journey away from the only store to stock MUFE so next time I’m in Oxford Street I’ll be sure to pick this up!

  10. Meïtha
    June 30, 2016 / 4:33 am

    I heard about this primer and saw it with youtuber , the difference between those two picture is impressive 😱 . I think I’m gonna try it ! Thanks for the review 😘

  11. August 17, 2016 / 10:00 am

    The primer did a great job of blurring out pores 🙂 Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the product – I really want to try the MUFE HD foundation and primers since everyones raving about them! I’ve little sample sachets that im going to try out this week, can’t wait! 🙂

    • August 17, 2016 / 10:38 am

      I love their hd foundation, I had it last year o would definitely repurchase it but trying to clear out my collection at the moment! Definitely one I’ll come back to in future though! Xx

      • August 17, 2016 / 10:41 am

        Lol the endless battle of trying to clear out our makeup! Great, thank you, I can’t wait to give it a try! xx

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