A primer should be an essential part of your makeup routine, day and night. Not only does it help create a barrier between your skin and makeup to help products stay in place all day, but there’s a new generation of primer that also offer skincare and cosmetic benefit too. The new Clinique ‘Superprimers’ are available in six variants, not only offering the universal benefit of a super base, but also helping to colour correct and address dullness in the skin. Although the ‘universal’ variant is a good starting point, my personal favourites in the range are the ‘colour correcting redness’ primer and the ‘colour correcting dullness’ primer. Both of these variants have a relatively thick texture that blends to create a velvety smooth finish; there’s no sticky or greasy feeling that often goes with a primer, just a silky smooth result that creates the perfect base for makeup.
You only need a pea-sized amount of product to cover the t-zone area
and a little wherever you apply layers of makeup (I like to apply under
the eyes and across the chin too.) Although I don’t have huge areas of redness to conceal, the ‘colour correct redness’ primer really does help to even out my skintone and create a great base for foundation. It subtly takes the colour away from tired areas, as well as balancing out around the nose and the chin. As an alternative and to create a more radiant complexion, the ‘colour correct dullness’ primer helps to counteract sallow skin and bring about a pinker natural finish. With a similar texture and finish, it helps those of us that prefer our skintone in warmer months. These are some of the best primers I’ve ever tried, really aiding both makeup application and longevity, as well as providing skincare benefits that no other product can currently match. At £20.00 each these aren’t an impulse purchase, but they’re certainly an investment that will see you into 2014 and beyond.
TheClinique Superprimers are available now priced £20.00 each.