When it comes to using primers, I really suck at it. To be honest, I don’t remember being so excited about reviewing a makeup primer before… until now! If you’re like me, whom for a long time never felt the need to use this in your beauty routine, SOS Primer is about to change that.
Clarins SOS Primer is part of the SOS family they’ve recently added to their collection — see SOS Masks here. It’s the freshest and most delightful smelling primer y’all! Think spring-flowers-in-bloom-fresh like. Now that I think about it, I’ve always not been a fan of your standard makeup base or primer. Either it feels too oily or has a waxy scent, or just too heavy for my sensitive skin. Another worth noting about SOS Primer, and perhaps what captures my attention, is that it contains real skincare benefits. Checkmate.
L to R: SOS Primer 03 Coral, 01 Rose
Speaking of primer with benefits, it is infused with Organic Sea Lily extract, so my skin feels hydrated and with its oil-free formula, my skin can breath not clogged!
SOS Primer isn’t all about that base because it is also a color corrector moisturizer. In fact, there are six color fixes to address your every concern. And for those with multiple issues like moi, you can use two or more at the same time to target each area. Just pump it up with its mess-free tube packaging.
I am currently using and loving SOS Primer 01 Rose and 03 Coral. I apply Rose just after my moisturizer to hide the fact that I’ve been binge-watching Netflix at night again and didn’t get much sleep!
Seriously, this helps minimize the sign of fatigue by giving me that gorgeous luminous glow. It’s formulated with Clarins’ High Lumitech Complex — with mother of pearl and 3D light pigments, so it visibly corrects and blurs imperfections. So this goes all over my face usually and sometimes under-eye areas for that radiant finish. Glow girl!
Coral, on the other hand, is more like my targeted corrector, specifically for my pesky dark spots sitting on my cheekbones and forehead. I sometimes mix this with my foundation as well to target these areas, and it works like a charm!
If you are curious how these primers work, well, it works just like the color wheel — where the opposite shades cancel each other out.
So, looking for a make-up base that doesn’t only give you an even smoother and flawless foundation application but skincare benefits as well? (And one that smells really really good, too?) Then time to update your makeup stash with one of these SOS Primers here. Your skin will thank you.
Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Clarins. All opinions and images are of my own.