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Clinique Universal Face Primer is a translucent, colorless, smoothing formula that minimizes imperfections and creates the perfect canvas for makeup.
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Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars
I disagree with the few reviewer that felt this product did too little. I like it very much and I'm pretty picky which products I buy. There is no dramatic, WOW, look to this but it does have a dramatic WOW effect on how ones foundation wears, smooths, and evens the skin tone. It seems to dramatically minimize pores creating a very smooth look to skin. I am almost 66 and have decent skin for my age and wear foundation and SPF. This primer makes the foundations positively GLIDE on and it stays moist and smooth the whole day, as in 18 hours. I use both the yellow and pink depending on how I think I look in the morning. There is no actual yellow or pink color to either but I believe they both reduce and brighten as intended.
One must start with a clean face, moisturize as normal and let that dry completely, which I do while accomplishing other morning things. Then add the primer and follow that on the spot with foundation. I let this set a few minutes while doing another things, and then finish the makeup. I think you could do these steps all at once if in a hurry but I think the pauses between them make a difference, especially letting the moisturizer totally sink in before priming.
The one major thing I know this does is make the powder eye shadow and liner go on with far less drag and less smearing, and the other is to make the powder blush cling better and look more natural. No matter what kind of weather, air conditioning, heat I have during the day, my blush never blotches and my eyeshadow never gets "dry-wrinkly" looking with this skin primer.
As previously stated, there is no sudden WOW dramatic change, but it surely DOES IMPROVE the total makeup and skin, more in the areas of easier application and more true colors than without it. It's a subtle thing.
As far as looking good on older women, I say IT IMPROVES THE SKIN TONE OF OLDER SKIN. Nothing clings to the wrinkles and it seems to reflect light away from them. I don't know how but it seems to conceal wrinkles to some extent.
Try it, especially if you want very smooth skin and fewer wrinkles showing.
I don't buy every new product, but this one is a keeper.
For the first time ever, I am actually returning this product for a refund. Not only does it not do what it's intended, but it makes your face look worse, and doesn't work under your foundation. It's silicone based, so sure you feel that smoothness, but it doesn't do anything good for complexion, and evening out discolorations.
cindy from San Diego
I unfortunately have dry, sensitive skin. I like a natural look and use tinted moisturizers. I wanted to try Clinique Universal Primer to smooth out my skin and to make my makeup last. It did both of those things, and I especially liked that this primer is non-irritating. However, even though I applied the primer sparingly and had exfoliated the previous night, it left a thin, white, very matte film on my face. I think this product would be great for oilier complexions. I would try it again if it left a slightly dewy finish.
Adriana ms from California
To be honest I got confused and ordered Color correction (orange) insted the white one and I loooove or, I noticed that pores are blured, you can really notice the difference after applying it, color "corrects" but also dissapers pores really well!
annaebi from georgia
i just love this primer. i can wear it with makeup or without it. in both situation it is great because it has great texture and is very soft. highly recommended!
MissMaam from Detroit
This is way better than urban decay's primer. Makes for a crazy smooth, hydrated base and my makeup does not flake. I use IT cc (semi matte) and it lays nice all day. I will continue to use this and buy more when I run out. My skin is very prone to breakouts and this does not make me breakout. My skin is dry in the winter and normal during the summer and I use this year round.
Mery from Delaware
Very good primer, I like it
Flowering Evergreen from Poway, CA
I purchased this primer in Colour Corrects Redness. I suspect that this product is better suited for people with neutral or warm undertones who experience some areas of redness. I have pink/red undertones and the yellow pigment was noticeable and unnatural on me.
Kiblet from Illinois
I just used this with the Beyond Perfecting foundation-concealer hybrid. Wow, does it look nice. I'd say you really need this step before judging a foundation.
Teri from Saint Louis, MO
Not good for truly oily skin. My makeup separated in the matter of a couple hours.
MN from Michigan
Works ok. Wish it covered the redness better. Goes on smooth and silky.
Alison from Wilmington, nc
I put this under my makeup & it keeps my make up smooth.
AJ from NC
This is probably the best primer i've tried.
Nick from NC
It feels so silky and smooth and is hands down the best primer I have ever used.
JennM from Montana
Best thing I put on my face every morning. It feels so silky and smooth and is hands down the best primer I have ever used.
Ang from Fresno Ca
My favorite primer. Apply under makeup. This makes my skin look flawless and smooth.
Jose H. from Chandler, AZ
When I wear make-up I always prefer the "no make-up, make-up look." I was looking for something sheer that felt lightweight and didn't make my face green like the other redness color correctors. This product did just what I was hoping it would without leaving my skin looking green nor yellow (I purchased the yellow one). It balances out my redness. I love it!
Mrs.B from Michigan
I wanted a primer now that I am older to help my foundation look more polished.
Cori from Sacramento CA
This product is pretty amazing, I use it everyday to combat my oily sheen after my skin care routine. This product is so good for sensitive skin/ acne prone skin, it actually helped my acne and never irritated my skin
sangi from VIRGINIA
I have dry skin and I was looking for a good primer that make my makeup look natural. I am glad I found this. Love how it moisturizes along with holding the make up on place. Definitely a must.
MaryBeth from TEXAS
The Superprimer is a wonderful product. Makes my face smooth and allows my makeup foundation to go on smoothly. Foundation seems to last allow day and into the evening when wearing. Hate when I forget to apply which is very seldom. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!
LJ13 from Minnesota
I was skeptical about using this primer because I had used Clinique redness correcting primer years ago with lackluster results, but thought I'd give thus universal one a try. I LOVE this product. Beyond a doubt, my makeup (superbalanced by Clinique) looks flawless and silky. I'm beyond happy with this product. So glad a gave this one a try.
Faith N. from Kingsport, TN
I have tried all kinds of different primers, but this one is by far the best primer. I was a little worried because of price, but i can tell you its well worth it. I will only be buying this one.
shals from NY
Makes My Skin Glow
Raji from ne
Good one.. Great finish
Nelly5 from Florida
It's comes in whiteish on my face and leaves a residue. It doesn't make my foundation look smoother
Sami S from Iowa
Love the way it makes my foundation go on alot better and makes it long-wearing!