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Author Topic: Colour correcting primers  (Read 314 times)

milla

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Colour correcting primers
« on: November 04, 2016, 10:52:27 AM »
I have been looking at some of these primers in the shops: the green ones are supposed to tone down redness, while the purple-lavender coloured ones are meant to give you a glow.  Years ago, I used to like a light-reflecting pre-foundation cream (I am sure it was by Revlon), but I have not used anything like that for ages it because I found that these creams with light reflecting particles actually highlight wrinkles; but the ones I saw in the shops recently  are matte. Has anyone tried them?

cara4art

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Re: Colour correcting primers
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 02:58:07 PM »
No help here - I've never used a primer myself. I've got enough going on with my Vitamin C serum, Cetaphil Cream and CeraVe AM SPF 30. I have however tested a few out on my hand - the matte ones are very siliconey, an odd kind of "slip" actually. Yes I agree that too much shine on the face does highlight wrinkles, but all-matte can make one look lifeless. For those that DO wear a primer, maybe something in the middle?

Styyna

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Re: Colour correcting primers
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 08:12:56 AM »
I'm not much use either. I avoid as many layers of stuff as I can. Sunscreen and moisturizer (in one) is my go-to single layer.

That said, I did just order and receive Clinique's Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector to try. Even though it purports to have broad spectrum SPF 30 I think I'll first try it over my moisturizer with SPF 30 as they recommend using it over a moisturizer for drier skin. They also say it can be used under foundation if looking for "full" coverage.

I just received it and had to leave town for a couple of days so haven't tried it yet. I'll report back when I do.
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milla

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Re: Colour correcting primers
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 10:01:45 AM »
I have used a primer before, I think it was by Smashbox, but I found it a bit drying and then the assistant told me that I should set my make up with loose powder! The thing with make-up and skin care is: where do you stop? It seems that if you get a product then you need another one to complement it, and before you know it, you have layers and layers on your skin. However, I have been looking so grey and pasty lately (gone is the glow of summer) that I just want a little something to perk me up! Clinique do very good foundations and CC creams, so please let me know how you get on with your colour correcting CC cream!

Styyna

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Re: Colour correcting primers
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2016, 05:58:43 AM »
I still haven't tried my new CC cream. I have been rushed to get ready and haven't felt like adding another step into my routine during the past week or so. I'll report back when I try it though.
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