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Rated 4.15 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.
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!
Angelina70 from LaGrange, Georgia
This is the best primer I have found so far. It keeps my makeup from streaking and keeps my foundation in place all day. It is not drying like so many others. I still get my natural looking glow.
Nana from Lubbock, Texas
I use this always, in warm weather I use without foundation.
KelM from NC
I've used this product before. For some reason the texture seems off. It seem like it's old - the texture is very grainy and clumpy. It seems like something is off.
Genie from California
This primer does not make or feel drying. It's less expensive then the other prestige brands out there.
Hollyam3 from St Louis, MO
I absolutely love this primer. I have to admit, I tried to find something cheaper to save money, however, that was money wasted and nothing compares to Clinique's Universal primer. I have very sensitive skin and it's the only primer I found to work as well as not burn/string my face. My makeup lasts all day with this, compared to not quite the full day without it. Thanks Clinique!!
Aly from Bossier City, La
I read so many reviews before purchasing the universal primer and with a pretty good ratings and asking a consultant about this I even had her explain it to me and how to apply it, the do's and don'ts of before and after applying! So I was looking forward to getting it and using it! Now honestly I don't see any difference in my makeup after using it other than my pores are a LOT more noticeable!! Also I don't see any difference in the longevity of my makeup in the day! It was a real disappointment and I really feel like I wasted my money!
Mindy82 from Wisconsin
I'm not one to use a primer. However, I took a chance on this one because I love Clinique products. I gave it a try & I am hooked!! I want you to try it, you'll love it!!
Calibee from Westlake Village, California
Makes my foundation glide on like silk.
Annabelle from Lake Charles, LA
You only need a small amount. I put it on my face and a little on the neck. It works well under the born this way and the Lancôme foundations. Love it!!
Anju from NY
Iris from Washington DC
This is first time I used primer. I bought universal primer with white color. It is very smooth. Recommend this product.
cindy from Centroamerica
takoo from Delaware
i like this primer
Loralei14 from Pittsburgh
I have literally tried dozens of primers and this is the first one that truly delivers! I have tried some that felt great going on but my makeup doesn't last. This truly does it all. It feels silky and sinks in quickly but the incredible part is how my makeup looks and feels. Plus it stays out all day!! I love this it's one of my absolute favorite Clinique products!
slm from NH
Bought one for red skin. First time buying it, but not smooth spreading--it was thick and clumpy. I see someone else had an issue, purchasing near the same time--maybe it's a bad batch? Going to exchange and try another one.
LLOC from Corona
Stopped using this primer and my face cleared up.
MHammett from Fayetteville, West Virginia
I always buy the universal face primer and love it. However, this time I bought the color corrects redness face primer. The product is thick and when I apply it, it essentially comes right off in clumps. I don't know if I got a bad batch? Or, if this is how it always is? Disappointed.
Ale9 from Katy, Tx
It's soothing and makes my make up look perfect and last!!
80303AsianModel from Boulder, CO
I bought this to see if it helps with shininess on my face. I got a small packet as a sample from somewhere and tried it and liked it. I bought a full size and so far it's working for me. I also bought the blotting powder to use with it too. So, the combination of these two makes me feel more confident with my face. It helps controlling the oil and stay matte throughout the day. I don't use make up though (no foundation, powder, etc... just serum and moisturizer). So, I don't know what it would do to make up that most women use.
Jo from VA
This goes on smooth and feels so soft on my skin. My makeup lasts all day when I use this primer.
Pllucas from Georgia
The product has a great feel and makes my foundation go on so nicely and stays put for most of the day! But I'm thinking it needs to be packaged differently. There is too much air in the tube. So every single morning when I use the primer, little gobs fly out of the tube with just barely any pressure. I don't know if maybe the product is too thick or if there's too much air in the tube.