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Clarins' SOS Primer visibly neutralizes, illuminates and blurs imperfections-prepping skin for make-up application that is impeccable and long-lasting.
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Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
Smells really good, Very lightweight, covers redness and some scares from acne, everyday use also I let it dry before applying concealer and then my foundation.
I tried the green primer for some redness. I didn't like the texture initially - it felt very dry. Should've gone with my gut feeling on that. I used it for about 4 or 5 days and it totally dried my skin out. It felt like it had sucked the moisture out of my skin.
Beth123 from Littleton
Absolutely love the stuff goes right on after my moisturizer and stays all day. That's just what it says brightens and covers and highlights it's perfect :-)
Yvart from Easton, PA
I bought the peach color in this product. My skin is quite good so I don't use a lot of foundation, and don't usually use a primer. But this primer is exceptional! It has a lovely light fragrance and I use it alone with powder or a dab of my regular foundation mixed in. You can add foundation on top of this primer, but to save time I mixed it and it works great. Also provides some around the eye coverage and evens out the skin tone. I will definitely keep using this!
Gigi819 from Michigan
I hate wearing a lot of make up or make up I can feel on my face especially in the summer. This bronzing primer is the best primer ever. You can use it with or without foundation. I like to use it without foundation in the summer and it just enhances your skin tone enough to look as though you just spent a day at the beach. It has quickly become one of my all time favorites and I like a lot of Clarins products
Jo J from Ohio
The primer I didn't know I needed! I chose this as a free sample and got the 00. I was very pleased with the subtle luminous effect. It is so light weight and works well under liquid or powder foundation, or by itself for a fresh look. I have added it to my daily routine and will be buying more.
HCNYC from New York, NY
I use a water-based foundation and wanted a break even from that. I read up on primers, especially primers you can use to replace your foundation. I put this over my oil free moisturizer, and gave it about a half hour to set in, and it looked like I was already wearing foundation. So I just lightly brush a powder over and I am done. My face feels light, fresh, clean, easy for summer, and looks radiant from the subtle sheen of the primer. I won't be going back to foundation until winter for sure! Highly recommend. Haven't tried the other colors yet but might and do some blending. The possibilities are endless.
SLRD from Los Angeles, CA
I love the soft glow, without excess shine. I just mix a small amount with my foundation.
Glowing 70 year old from San Diego California
This primer was a real surprise as to the luminous coverage it gave my skin! Alone applied it's refreshing blush to my skin. I added to my foundation for the perfect match! I love this product!
NWang11 from GA
I have a mixed feeling of Clains SOS primers. I received 05 lavender primer as a gift and it immediately brightened my face (I'm northern Asian with warm golden toned light skin). Then I purchased 08 rosy gold pearls primer. It's much thicker than 05 lavender due to too much filler (shimmering particles) and doesn't blend well. It's not a primer but a liquid highlighter. If you really want to illuminate your skin without dramatic/stage effect, please ignore 08 primer. I assume the 00 universal light should be a good choice.
Lori lynn from Iowa
I love this product. It gives you a nice bronzy glow. You can even go without foundation. Great for summer and it's not heavy on the face!!
LLR1980 from Boston, MA
I bought this a few weeks ago and I love the way that it makes my skin look. It gives my face a rosy radiance. I have used it as a primer under my foundation and wore it alone as well!
Shanna from Chattanooga, TN
First: I apply this primer with the IT brushes for Ulta Serum Foundation brush, using two pumps onto the brush and applying the bulk to my chin, nose, forehead in that order and then blending outwards using a stipple motion (soft patting) NOT swirls or strokes.
This primer seals in my serum and NEVER pills/rolls up. In the winter (staring around Christmas or a little before) I use the Rose and the tube lasts the entire season into April when I swap to Peach. Two tubes of Peach last me until the next Winter. Why? Rose helps my skin have a slight glow and radiance during winter when it's dull. Peach is not yellowy at all but compliments my skin when it's healthy and often I just wear it with sunscreen. Note, it's NOT tinted, but I just like the way it looks alone. If I'm having hormonal breakouts I will wear either Rose or Peach under my Bare Minerals tinted moisturizer or for full face Doublewear foundation and it looks amazing all day.
Honestly Clarins skin products in general changed my life and if you can afford to pair the SOS Primer with Clarins Double Serum (apply to clean skin before your use the Primer) then please give it a try!
Silver Spoon from Indiana
Use as you wish. Helps your skin and moisturize you skin. Use as you wish. Or every day. With or without your makeup.
Posey Anne from Cleveland Ohio
I used to use the 105 and 107 of the Extra Comfort Foundation 1.1 oz, it came in a jar and I dipped some out with a plastic spoon. Some of the Calrins products used to come with the little plastic scoop, but not anymore. I had to use the SOS Rose Primer with it because I needed a rose based foundation. Seeing as how I have been in the house all winter, I tried the 107 of the Everlasting Foundation with the Rose SOS and still found that I had to put some of the Restorative Day Cream with it in order to get a smooth and even covering of the foundation. The foundation+ SOS just didn't go on smoothly. And it looked artificial to me, just not my face color, so now I am having to find another shade of the Everlasting to use. The old Extra Comfort worked great with my dry skin and then you retired it.
Coco1962 from St Paul, MN
I purchased the predecessor to this product and loved how it balanced my skin tone before applying foundation. I now purchase the 'green' tube and am still in love with how this product helps my look whether I choose to continue with a foundation or not. It takes the ruddiness away so the foundation look so smooth. Also, I don't feel I use more foundation because I am not covering up. This balancing primer make it so natural, that I do skip foundation on many days that I am home and not Zooming. Really love this!
MSUgirl1946 from Michigan
It's my first step in applying makeup
Bree from Costa Mesa, CA
All I can say is WOWWWW!! I hate wearing makeup! I always go for the natural look that's matte, since I have more oily skin, sensitive with blotchy/redness, especially around my eyes. I use as a primer or just over my moisturizer since it blends and matches your skin color but you still get coverage. I work for a Dr and with having to wear a mask all day, make up just wipes right off, clogs my pores and then breakouts occur...but with this? WOW. 9 hours later I look in the mirror and my face is still flawless, matte and coverage was still all there! Might I mention, I was only wearing the SOS Primer.. I can go on and on about their products but especially this one!
OhioMom from Cincinnati, OH
In a recent order Clarins popped in a sample of the Rose Primer. I have used the Green Primer (SOS) and love it for redness cover prior to foundation. I tried the Rose from the sample and I used it over my face where I didn't use the Green. I kept looking at myself in the mirror over and over. It was a brand new me. Just from a sample. With the foundation that was it...hooked. So I'm ordering the Rose today and also a Coral for a slight dark patch on my cheek. Thank you Clarins!
JennU69 from Winston Salem, NC
I bought this product on a whim. I wear minimal makeup and usually just a tinted moisturizer/sunscreen (Clarins is my go to now on that as well.) I have had rosacea for years and dark spots as well. The first time I used this product, I was stunned. It makes my skin look so much better. The redness is gone and the tinted sunscreen/moisturizer goes on so well now. I just pat this into my face every morning and it really makes a huge difference.
jayjay from San Antonio, TX
This looks and feels great on my skin. It seems to smooth lines and give a radiant glow.
aivano from Jupiter, FL
I bought this product recently and I am very disappointed in the quality of this product. Since I used to buy clarins day and night moisturizers I decided to give it a try after watching youtube reviews. After applying the primer it does not absorb and stays on the surface of my skin and when applying it it's peeling off my skin. Also, the smell is very strong and terrible like an old lady perfume. I used SOS 02 .
Gabrielle Vincent from Laurel MD
I first experience this premier as a sample and when it finished I almost cried. It's one of those essentials that one can not do without. I love it like a fat kid loves cake. Although my words might not have enough impact enough. However, experience is always a best teacher. Therefore, I strongly encourage you indulge .cheers to a wonder skin glow.
Carolina from Reston, VA
I do not wear make up and this primer is wonderful on my skin. I use the "universal light" tone. My skin is left soft and looking more radiant. It also decreases some of the shine in the skin. I noticed it as a really cool feature now in the summer. I use it after my SPF50 Moisturizing Sunscreen.
LizzieMcG from East Amherst, NY
I first bought this in an international airport because it was something new to me from the Clarins line. I use Clarins face wash, toner and day cream already each day. I LOVE the SOS primer in peach. I now use it daily as well. It is just enough to make me feel like I'm blurring dark spots without feeling like I have to cake on foundation. I use only a pea size amount each day. I also have a sample of the white bottle one and it is more of a 'glow' vs. coverage. The smell is nice and it spreads easily and feels light. If I had a complaint it would be that toward the end of the tube I have to cut the end off in order to get the remaining product out rather than waste a bunch (it stops pumping out when it runs low). I order on repeat and don't plan to stop.
Natalia1983 from Florida
I love it!!! I use it every day after my daily toner and it gives a perfect tone and reduces imperfections. I don't need make up!
Arvika from Chicago
I bought this one 2 weeks ago , and I loved it. My one of Mua uses this primer. That's why I purchased. It really good. I know she use good products. That's why I choose