September 16, 2013

Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer

With all the discussion of Clinique Superprimers ongoing I’d like to take a moment to introduce Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer. Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer takes us back to the basics. No tint, no color correcting abilities, just an awesomely hydrating primer that aids foundation in looking its very best.

Take a peek!

As you know the main line of Clinique Superprimers have color correcting abilities. But what if you don’t really need or want a color correcting primer? Personally I tried some of the color correcting Superprimers and thought them a touch to subtle to color correct well however, I also took took notice they were a silicone based primer and I personally prefer something a touch more hydrating for my skin type.

In steps Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer! This is a completely different texture than the other Superprimers as it has a hydrating creamy feel and look. This absorbs easily into drier skin and provides basic moisture which allows foundation an easier glide onto skin and provides a solid base for that foundation to adhere to. This result is your foundation looking smooth and less patchy on uneven, drier areas of your face. It seems to provide fairly good moisture for me so my skin is nice and soft throughout the day but not greasy or shiny. It won’t mattify for those with oily skin but such a skin type can easily use it if you prefer a facial primer with less of a powdery, velvety feel that’s clearly silicone formulated. It will fill smaller pores but if you have larger pores or finely lined skin I do suggest a more silicone-like texture to not only fill these areas but also blur the appearance of them.

Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer Swatches

If you’ve been shopping the Superprimers but having a hard time deciding on a formula I think Clinique Superprimer Universal Face Primer covers drier and combination skin types perfectly. It’s an ideal primer for those looking for a primer to ease their foundation application and allows skin to retain moisture while setting the canvas for extended makeup wear.

I liked this one a lot and could see myself using it daily.

It’s available now at Clinique counters or online at

Tried any of the Superprimers yet?

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This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Maggie

    Going to need to find the ingredients list for these before deciding but I’m definitely curious…

    • Maggie

      Whoops. (I should probably ask first…)

      Muse: Would you happen to have an ingredients list for this primer?

      • the Muse

        i do not maggie I’m so sorry! :-/ I looked online but didn’t see if you do an online chat with clinique positive they’d have the details!

  • Susan

    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this primer! I have very dry skin but with this primer my skin doesn’t feel dry at all during the day. My face looks smoother and the staying power of my makeup with this primer is great! I love it that by the afternoon hours my makeup still looks fresh and not faded. Thanks Clinique for a superb product!

  • Joyce

    Muse, what is your all time HG face primer? I think we have similar skin? slightly dry?

  • Katherine

    Is this primer suitable for oily skin? If not could you recommend me some? Thank you~~!!