Clinique Dullness SuperPrimer Face Primer Review

Clinique Dullness SuperPrimer Face Primer

Clinique Dullness SuperPrimer Face Primer is one of six new super face primers that Clinique has introduced for Fall 2013. There are several color correcting formulas available in this new face primer so depending on your issue you’ll find a match for your skin tone, type, and issue.

Just like foundation, Clinique offers their new Superprimer Face Primers in a diverse range of tones to address complexion issues we all face daily and help to bring us a step closer to the flawless finish we desire.

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Considering I suffer from duller, tired skin the Clinique Dullness SuperPrimer Face Primer formula is an ideal pick for me. This comes in a squeeze tube bottle and is a pale shade of baby pink. I’ve actually been recommended colors for dullness before such as lilac but never pink so I was curious how I’d feel coming out of this experience.

These new customized primers help prep and correct skin prior to foundation application. The texture is a creamy velvety feel that you’d commonly associate with a silicone primer however, the creaminess lends a certain lightness to the product which means it wears quite comfortably for me. I typically have problems with silicone primers being itchy but this was quite lightweight and comfortable to wear. It does indeed contain silicone polymers to fill pores, blur the appearance of finer lines, and create a more uniformed smoothness to skin. It’s oil-free so it’s perfect for sensitive skin types. Once applied my skin feels smooth and soft with a velvet-like finish that’s almost powdery. I don’t have visible pores on my face but do have ones on my nose and this does a fine job of filling and blurring their appearance perfectly. The extra layer the primer creates will keep oil at bay as well so skin has a smooth, semi-matte finish for foundation to adhere to allowing it to wear longer and stronger.

Clinique Dullness SuperPrimer Face Primer Swatches

Now the Dullness formula is pink as a mentioned above and is supposed to create a more vibrant, radiant finish on skin. I think it’s a little too sheer for my skin to ease dullness completely so as a primer it works out fine but for color correcting I thought it was a touch too sheer. You’ll notice it brightens just a smidge or at least it did on my skin tone and after this you’ll have to rely on either your BB Cream or foundation to create a more flawless finish that eases dullness.

Overall, as a primer Clinique Dullness Superprimer Face Primer works a treat but you might need a little more help when it comes to the correcting abilities.

These Superprimers are available now at Clinique counters or online at

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  • 9/4/13 11:56 Christina:

    Hey Muse, I tried the peach and the yellow corrector. I can’t say it did anything for my complexion. Like you said, it’s way too sheer to offer any sort of color correcting. I have very slight redness, and it didn’t neutralize it all. These are no different from the universal primer, in my opinion. Such a shame!


    • 9/4/13 11:59 the Muse:

      hey christina! I had the same issue with the pink and lavender (didn’t try the others yet)…fairly nice primer but the color was too sheer to ease my dull skin :-/


    • 9/12/13 14:58 Jill:

      The textures vary from Universal to the other colour correct primers.


  • 9/4/13 23:43 Ashley:

    Got a sample of this the other day while out and about. I got the yellow one which is suppose to correct redness. I really like it!

    I bought L’Oreal’s Miracle blur-which is a nice drugstore product, but does nothing really to help with redness.

    Whereas Clinque’s gets the job done, but lacks SPF, which Miracle Blur supposedly has.

    Overall, liked the Clinque best, Miracle Blur 2nd, and the worst primer I’ve ever tired was from Smashbox with SPF 20-that was a greasy oily feel which I don’t recommend to anyone.


    • 9/12/13 14:57 Jill:

      They way you apply primers would mean that, even with a chemical or physical SPF, it would be applied too lightly/not even enough on the skin to protect, even from incidental UVA damage.

      Therefore using other sunscreens such as City Block or a treatment moisturiser would mean a much safer coverage.


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