Face primers are a must in my make up routine and I’ve done my fair share of experimenting with them. Whilst ‘browsing’ in my local Debenhams store and swatching as many products as my hands could possibly handle I came across the Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer and the rest is history!
I first swatched this product on my hand and rubbed it in and found the area was instantly matte, I was then approached by the Clinique Counter Manager (Leanne) who asked if I would like to try it on my face. Seeing as I was having a ‘no makeup day’ I thought yes why not, I obviously purchased it too I just couldn’t resist.
The consistency of the product felt a lot like a thick moisturiser, it comes out white but once blended into the skin it is completely clear and feels really lightweight. It is also has no fragrance (I don’t think) and is oil free which is perfect for longer lasting make up. If you’ve tried silicone based primers you will know that sometimes you can get a tacky feeling and if you apply too much it leaves a stickiness and filmy layer behind, this one doesn’t do that at all.
With most primers require you to moisturise your skin thoroughly before application, this one works as an actual moisturiser. I’ve tried it and it kept my face moisturised and matte for the entire day (approximately 9 hours). The Universal Face Primer is one that fits all skin types and is an overall primer rather than for a particular area of the face.
The packaging is simple, sleek and practical, the product dispenses with ease but be sure to squeeze lightly as you only need a pea sized amount to cover the entire face. The outer boxed packaging is adorable and super girly, Clinique are always on point with their packaging!
Clinique do an additional five superprimers to correct redness, dullness, dullness in deeper skin, discoloration and sallowness. So no matter what skin condition/type you have they’ve got it covered.
Leanne also applied the Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Make-Up Foundation (15-Beige) to help me have a better experience of the longevity of the primer. As you can probably guess I also purchased the foundation because I needed a new one (my excuse) and will be reviewing it soon so if you don’t already follow me on my social networks (Bloglovin’, Instagram and Twitter) then head over to them. This is where you will find out when the upload has gone live.
Now that we are coming into the warmer months if you are on the hunt for a foundation I would definitely recommend you giving the Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer a go, it retails for £20 which is a little more on the pricier side but in my opinion worth every penny.
I want to say a big thank you to Leanne for her patience in showing and testing the products onto my face, she was amazing and super friendly with great product knowledge.