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Friday, 20 September 2013

Clinique Superprimer Face Primer: Colour Corrects Redness.


Clinique Superprimer Face Primer Colour Corrects Redness* (£20.00 / €27.00)
I'm a recent convert to face primer. If you had asked me a few months ago if I used a primer regularly, as part of my everyday make up routine I would have said 'no, it's just an extra unnecessary step, right?!' Well, turns out I was almost as wrong as it's possible to be. An extra step yes, but certainly not an unnecessary one. It's also no secret that I'm a fan of a good multi-tasking product and the Clinique Superprimer Face Primer is just that and I'll tell you why.

There are six different versions in the Superprimer range including one universal and five others that promise to correct either redness, sallowness, discolouration or dullness. This is one of those ranges where there's sure to be something for everyone. Being particularly fair & with temperamental areas, (mainly my cheeks and chin) one of my main skin concerns is redness. Many years ago I remember having a moisturiser that claimed to help with redness, it was bright green in colour and even when properly blended in made me look like I was about to be violently sick - I'm VERY pleased to report that this Clinique Primer does NOT do that at all.

I've been applying a small, just larger than a pea sized, amount after my moisturiser mainly concentrating on my cheeks and chin but also blending over the rest of my face too. Instead of the bright green shade I was expecting, it's actually a pretty light yellow with a hint of green that blends seamlessly into my skin leaving no out-of-the-ordinary-I'm-not-feeling-well colour behind. It tones down the redness in my cheeks with ease allowing me to go a little easier on the concealer after I've applied my foundation - perfect.

It's completely oil free and I had feared it may leave my already pretty dry skin feeling tight and highlight dry patches but instead it smooths everything over, gives a soft matte but incredibly silky feeling to my skin and provides a perfect base for the rest of my make up allowing my foundation to glide on a lot easier than it usually does. It wears very nicely thoughout the day easily lasting a full work day, the bus ride home and a sneaky glass of wine with the girls after a particularly stressful day without drying out my skin. It hasn't necessarily made my foundation last any longer throughout the day, but I don't think I can hold that against it when it already does so much; after all I wouldn't expect it to mow the lawn and make me a cup of tea either, however handy that would be!

NEW Clinique Superprimer Face Primers are available in one universal formula and five tinted formulas designed for specific skin care needs. 30ml RRP £20.00 / €27.00

Shop now at www.clinique.co.uk or visit a Clinique counter to discover your skin type. Ask for a foundation fitting and you will receive a complimentary 5-day sample of your chosen formula.


Have you tried the new Superprimer? 
Which version from the range is the one for you?
xoxo

*Disclosure - Compensation was provided by Clinique via GlamMedia.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clinique.

35 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great new range, may have to try out this one as you've given it a thumbs up!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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    1. I like that there's different ones to choose from, perfect for if you've got a particular skin issue! ox

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  2. This sounds really good! I'm also fair so struggle with red patches too. Clinique always make such wonderful products. <3

    Tara xo

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  3. I've seen these in stores and was going to get the one for redness but my skin has been behaving really well lately. Might revisit these when the winter comes and all goes to hell haha.

    Dannielle | Chic-a-DeeDee

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    1. Haha mine is temperamental in the winter too! I think I'll be investing in the one that helps dullness in a month or so! xo

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  4. I really wanna try these and this is the one I'd pick for myself I think. Clinique often breaks me out though so might pop into the store and test it out first. Great review though, it's really helpull to know it worked for you x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Definitely pop down and ask for a sample! <3

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  5. I have seen a lot about these recently and really excited to check them out :) I really worry about redness and have tried stuff in the past but as the same with you they have just made me look ill! Hopefully this will be my answer :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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    1. I really love this, I'm not sure how it works because the colour isn't super green, but it's been saving on concealer that's for sure! xo

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  6. I think I'll have to try it out. I've looked at other products of theres and loved them. -Hanna Marie

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  7. This is such amazing review. I also use these cosmetic and have similar thoughts. Anyway the bunny stole my heart <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  8. I never tried that primer, even though I have redness on my face, Clinique products always seems to burn my skin \:
    I love Benefit's Porefessional though (:

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  9. I really love the idea of these primers! I think £20 is such a reasonable price for a primer, especially from a brand like Clinique! I'd much prefer one of these over the Benefit Porefessional xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I agree, a really fair price for something you don't have to use much of each time. I think this tube will last for such a long time! xo

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  10. Ooh this sounds lovely! I've never tried this primer before but I do think it's on the pricey side for a primer when you can pick up other wonderful primers for under £12....I quite like Loreal and Revlon's primer as they have lovely textures! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. I think £20 for a higher end product is quite reasonable though! <3

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  11. I don't own a primer - massive fail aha! I've only recently started getting interested in them and I do already really like Clinique as a brand so maybe this could be the one! My skin is so ridiculously temperamental though, I'm always a bit worried that it will react badly. xxx

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    1. Mine is the same, definitely ask for a sample if you're near a counter! xo

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  12. I tend to just wear primer these days so something like this seems like such a good idea, I get really bad rosy cheeks so colour correction would be perfect- price isn't too bad either!xo

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    1. I agree, I think it's a really fair price! xo

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  13. I wear primers off and on, but this looks like something worth trying. Will have to save some pennies for it :)

    Mintyessence

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    1. I really recommend, if you're near a counter definitely ask for a sample <3

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  14. Always wanted to try the Clinque range.. this product sounds fab!

    Sophie xo
    http://soinspo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. Great review! I've been really loving the three step skin care by clinique.

    biffsquiggled.blogspot.com

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  16. I've never tried this but I'm only recently really beginning to get into using primers xx

    Quite Frankly She Said - UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. It's a lovely one to try, definitely ask for a sample if you're near a counter! xo

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  17. This sounds lovely! Primers are amazing products :)

    Jess xo

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    1. I agree, I can't believe it took me so long to get into them! xo

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  18. Omg! I loved the review.... I have ordered a peach tube because my major concern is the acne scars and pigmentation... But is there any primer for pores apart from benefit porefessional?

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