Some days, on those long long days, makeup simply needs to stay put, without a second thought. When you know your day is going to be so busy, you won't even have time to blot, using a primer before putting on your foundation is advisable. I tested out the Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer on one of those days, and I have to say, it did pretty well!
First off, if you're familiar with the silicone feeling primers (like the Smashbox one) this doesn't have the same texture at all. It has a very different feeling than most primer - it almost feels like a thick moisturizer. I don't really enjoy the feeling of silicone on my skin, and my skin doesn't react well to it so I was very happy that this primer had a different texture than the usual primers.
The primer was easy to blend and gave my skin an even base for my foundation. I wore it with my (favorite!) Clinique Stay Matte foundation and it wore all day, no problem. I can usually tell how well a foundation has worn on my face during the day by checking how much foundation is being removed on my cotton pad. Kind of gross, but usually the best way to tell!
The Clinique Superprimer I tested is colorless, and can be used for any skin type. However, the Superprimers come in a variety of shades and are meant to address skin concerns such as sallowness, redness and discolorations.
I'm more than picky when it comes to primers and while I haven't tested too many of them, this is by far my favorite. Maybe it is simply because primers generally contain a ton of silicone which never works on my oily skin, but this primer actually makes my foundation last longer. The primer doesn't glide on and disappear on my skin, but rather sinks in comfortably. And it smells good too! I had kind of given up on primers actually doing what they are supposed to do, so I'm very happy to have found a mate to my foundations. Especially for those days that never seem to end.
Do you use primers? Any stars out there worth checking out?
* I have received this product for consideration but my opinions are always my own. I am not being compensated for this review and I always strive to review products with honesty.