We Tried It: Color-Correcting Primers in Every Shade of the Rainbow
Do the new breed of primers deliver on their promise to reduce redness, brighten skin, and smooth over discoloration?
The primers go on super silky and create that always-hyped but rarely achieved smooth "canvas" for foundation. "It glides across my foundation without any pilling or splotching," said another tester.
The apricot tint was designed to conceal dark spots and veins -- a major issue for one of our very fair-skinned testers. She liked the coverage, and said it gave her face a "soft glow." Likewise the purple version: "It absolutely made my face look brighter and more awake," she noted.
Our finicky red-faced tester did raise one flag about the color-correcting green: side-by-side with the original, translucent Photo Finish primer, the difference in the redness (after applying foundation) was so subtle as to be ... undetectable. "It's lovely and smooth, and it made my foundation do its job better -- precisely what a great primer should do," she said. "But I didn't see a notable difference between the original and the color-correcting version."
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