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 upside? Although these primers appear chalky on bare skin, they do offer color-correcting benefits. The green formula masked redness and created a smooth surface for foundation, but after wearing it several days in a row with different foundations (YSL Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation), one tester said her makeup felt heavy and oily by mid-day.
The peach primer did a noteworthy job brightening another tester's skin. She also noted that the paraben-free, non-comedogenic, and oil free formula didn't make her break out (bonus!), but overall gave it a thumbs-down because "it felt sticky and turned my face into an oil slick."