I was lucky enough to receive some of Clinique's new Colour Correcting Superprimers to try. These superprimers claim to 'visibly smooth and improve skin's texture' and to 'perfect the look of pores, fine lines and wrinkles'. They work on the colour wheel theory where opposing colours can help to conceal and correct skin concerns. There are 6 in the range - lavender to correct sallow skin, peach to correct dark spots, yellow to correct redness, pink to correct dullness, a darker peach to give glow to darker skin tones and a colour-free universal primer that suits all skin types.
First up I tried the pink primer to correct dullness. It is no secret that as we get older our skin lacks that natural radiant look. So far all the radiance primers I have tried have been white based with fine shimmer particles, but there was no shimmer in sight with this. It is nicely weighted - you can feel that it contains silicone but it isn't heavy at all. It just gives a really good base that you can glide over with your foundation or BB cream. Another interesting twist is that once the product is applied it actually turns translucent.
Secondly I tried the yellow primer to correct redness. I always have patches of red on my chest and was very pleasantly surprised at how it decreased them immediately after application. I think this is going to be a great product to use through winter when the heating gets pumped up to ridiculous levels making my skin suffer.
They both have quite a matt feel to them which takes a bit of getting used to for a dewy makeup girl like myself but this works well with the current matt skin trend for AW 2013.
I must admit, I thought I knew what I was getting with these before they were sent to me so it was interesting to find that there were much more complex in nature than just simple colour-toned creams.
Psst - if you are interested in reading more about primers, you can read an earlier post on this topic here.
The primers discussed in this post were PR samples.