12 November 2013

Clinique Superprimer Collection Review; Before and After Photos

Clinique Superprimer CollectionPromising a quick fix for every complexion complaint, Clinique's six-strong primer edit launched last month to much fanfare. These oil free, silicone based offerings promise a smooth, perfected canvas for foundation, allowing it to apply more evenly and to last longer on the skin.

Clinique Universal Primer before and after
Universal Primer before (left) and after

The Superprimer collection comprises one colourless, universal formula and five tinted versions, which show up translucent on the skin, but address a variety of issues. I was given a few to try out and found they all did a decent job as a traditional primer first and foremost: they're nice and lightweight, smooth out pores and fine lines and do prolong the weartime of my foundation or BB cream.

Clinique Superprimer Collection Swatches

 The universal formula feels a little less silicone-y than the others and is more fluid - it also feels a tad more hydrating but of course, doesn't address any colour concerns. Of the others, two correct dullness (the pink or tan tubes, depending on your skintone), while the peach tube counteracts discolouration or pigmentation. I actually tried this one too, with high hopes, but found it had little effect.

Clinique Colour Correct Redness Yellow tube before and after
Clinique Superprimer Colour Correct Redness before (left) and after

Instead, for discolouration concerns I'd point you to the yellow tube, which fights redness and does a great job at evening out my skintone and keeping the colour down around my nose. I really like this and feel it also brightens my complexion and gives a perfected, soft focus type effect; my oily tzone also likes its mattifying ways.

Clinique Colour Correct Sallowness Lavender before and after
Clinique Lavender Superprimer Colour Corrects Sallowness before (left) and after 

My skin is also quite sallow so the lavender version intrigued me - it's intended to neutralise sallow skin so that it looks brighter and more healthy. As you can see from the swatches it does take the yellow tinge away from my face and makes my skintone appear lighter, and it has the same perfecting effect and powdery, velvet texture as the yellow version.

The Clinique Superprimer collection is on counter now priced at €27 - though you can currently find it on debenhams.ie for €24.30.

Which one would you go for?


Karen Constantine said...

These look fantastic! I think the Universal Primer is the one pour moi

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

The all sounds great and it's nice that you can now find something for most skin needs. I'll probably go for the universal one, or possible one to add brightness, since I go for any product that promises that :o). Xx


The Dainty Dolls House said...

These sound great!! I would need the universal one, I liked that one on you and the bottom one as well. Super products!! xx

Adele said...

Looking at the photos, the Lavendar one seemed to have the best effect. Thorough review as always!
Happy Tuesday Emma xoxo

Makeup Monster said...

Great review, I liked the yellow one but just didn't find it hydrating enough for my dry skin but it definitely toned down my redness a lot!

Pink Elephant Blog said...

They look fab! They really blur out the pores! I want to get the redness correcting one. I get a lot of redness around my nose and chin in winter :/


Amy Fashion Blog said...

I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award.

Deborah said...

Oh wow this seems to work amazingly well! Must check out. Great review!

xo Deborah
Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

Anonymous said...

great before and after photos! i will definitely be getting the yellow primer to address the redness in my cheeks.


Allsun Henderson said...

Fab review as always. As I get a really red complexion when I'm out looking at your before & after pics I think the yellow Clinique Superprimer Colour Correct Redness would be perfect. It was great seeing the before & after pics on the review to see how the product worked on the skin. Thanks misses

Kim Alston said...

I just saw these and was wondering about them. They do a nice job. Excellent before and after shots Emma.

I just replied to your email. You are such a doll. Thank you so much. I can't wait to try them. THANKS!!!

Stephanie Barry said...

Heard such great things about these but hadn't seen them all in action until now! Fab :)

Think I'd give the universal a go to begin with though just to see how I liked them!


Makeup Over Mind said...

I'd be interested to try the purple one! Very informative Emma!

yummychunklet said...

Great sounding products!

little t said...

I need a new primer... I was going to try the Giorgio Armani one, but I could be swayed. I like the idea of a colour correcting one.

Jessi said...

I love Clinique! I need to try the redness primer...or maybe the sallowness one... too many skin issues hahaha

Jessi said...

I love Clinique! I need to try the redness primer...or maybe the sallowness one... too many skin issues hahaha

Eimear Mc Keown said...

I could do with the yellow one. Though not crazy to hear about it being mattifying, my poor dry skin desperately needs hydration!