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Friday, 20 September 2013

clinique superprimer

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"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 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."
I always say that a foundation always works best when used with a good primer, Together they make the perfect base for your look. I think skin is the most important part of a makeup look and taking steps to make your skin look as beautiful as possible is one thing you should really be aware of. Clinique Superprimers are silicone based primers which is great for prolonging foundation and keeping oiliness at bay and come in different shades to counteract different skin discolouration problems. For example the lilac tones in the Sallowness primer aim to brighten the skin tone and neutralise yellow tones. The primer claims to help add luminosity back into the skin and brighten even the most lacklustre of skin tone.

The product applies nicely to the skin to give a powdery velvet-matte finish. Due to the ammount of silicone in the primer means they do give a flawless, refined texture to the skin. This evens out pores, fine lines and blur imperfections. As a skin primer I felt this worked really well, it kept my oiliness at bay while blurring out my large pores and areas of unevenness. I find my skin really likes silicone primers so it did kept my skin looking fresh throughout the day and I didn't have to cake the powder on to give a semi matte base which I tend to go for. While I felt the tone did counteract some of the yellowness in my skin but I felt it could also be a little bit more pigmented as the lavender colour is very pale.Overall I think it's a nice product if you're looking for a primer to make your makeup last but I find the pigment for a sallowness corrector just isn't quite there. I do know this comes in a variety of tones dependent on what skin aliment you have so the other shades might have a little extra-something-something that this one lacks. Definitely worth grabbing a sample of though!

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Clinique via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clinique


  1. I have literally been seeing this EVERYWHERE!! I really love my Benefit Cosmetics primer, but I like to try and write about new things! Plus, you can never have too much primer! :)

    Shree |

  2. Ahh I've seen mixed reviews on this one. I'll give a sample a go, but I love my Clarins primer x

  3. This sounds great! I will definitely have to pick this up :) ♥

  4. This sounds awesome, I've really been getting into primers lately! x

  5. I really want to try this out as I still haven't found the perfect primer for me!

  6. I've never got on with any primers I've owned but have always prefered more silicone feeling ones so am definitely interested in these! Thanks for sharing :p xx Emmi

  7. i don't actually use a primer as my make up lasts pretty well without one anyway. however, after the release of these i think i may be tempted to get one. i've read a review on the one for 'dullness' and thought that would be for me. however, i do have quite yellow toned skin and so i think this lilac toned one aimed at combating 'sallowness' may actually be more suited to my skin tone. i also like that their silicone based primers because as a sufferer of oily skin, i need anything that helps reduce this! from this review i'm really interested in trying out one of these primers. they sound right up my street! but i definitely think i'll go and check them all out in store and get matched :) X

  8. Everyone seems to love this - I must get my hands on one
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  9. Seen so many reviews on this new range, got to admit I'm definitely lusting over the yellow packaged, redness version!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

  10. There's been so many reviews on this range recently, I may pick up a sample.

  11. Seen mixed reviews on these, I think I will have to investigate them more! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  12. I really want to try this out, will have to pick up a tester x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

  13. This sounds really good. I'm interested in buying the Nars oil free primer or this one. Great review xxx
    Life of Verity

  14. Hello,
    Because of my last primer i was using i had some bad allergy on my skin . And now i am really worried about it.But i think this product is allergy tested atleast . I will try Clinique Productsand do hope it will work good on my skin.


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