A few weeks ago a good friend of mine told me about the Clarins SOS Primer. Normally I don’t like the primers. Usually I just use my day cream as my primer. And that works perfectly for me. But because she was so enthusiastic about it, I only bought one. And in this blog post, I share my review with you.
Clarins first came out with 6 SOS primers in different colors. Later, 1 more was added, which is specially meant
• Universal Light: Gives shine a boost and illuminates the face for radiant skin.
• Rose: Reduces signs of fatigue and revitalizes the complexion.
• Peach: Makes irregularities less visible and smoothes the complexion.
• Coral: Corrects dark spots and smoothes the complexion.
• Green: Reduces redness and smoothes the complexion.
• Lavender: Gives a gray skin a fresh glow and smoothes the yellowish skin.
Because I’m a chocolate, I choose the one that is specially developed for the dark complex. And my review is also based on this product.
First, what a beautiful and luxurious package! The brown with gold and white accents exudes luxury. This is really the aesthetic appearance that I love. I also like the size. It is not too big or too small and fits easily in your toilet bag. I also like that it’s in a tube form. That makes it light and easy to take with you. Furthermore, it comes with a pump. Wich, I think is really great. It speeds up the application process because I can now directly pump the number of desired products. And everything stays clean because it doesn’t splash everywhere.
What does it do?
What a primer does is actually ensure that your makeup stays in place for much longer. But according to Clarins, the SOS primer does more than this.
- Make-up primer
- Complexion correction
- Gives a boost to the shine and reflects the light on the face – Hydrates for 24 hours
- Protects against harmful effects from outside
How do you apply it
I use the primer especially in the morning after my skincare routine, but before my foundation. I apply a few pumps to my foundation brush. After this I blend it on my face how I normally apply my foundation. It blends really easily and pulls into my skin right away. I don’t feel like there’s anything on my face. That’s how light it is!
In the summer weeks I prefer to wear no or minimal foundation. And to be completely honest I have been using this primer for weeks as a replacement for a foundation. It gives me sufficient coverage, corrects and camouflages my skin. It also gives my skin a nice glow. And all this while my skin just looks natural. On the days that I have more circles under my eyes, I use some extra concealer to help with camouflage. Furthermore, I do not powder it off, and it stays really well.
On the days that I want some extra coverage, I mixed it with my foundation or I apply it first and then my foundation. Also in these ways, it works really great. For someone who doesn’t really use primers regularly, I have to admit that I can’t live without this anymore.
Where to buy
The Clarins SOS primers can be purchased at Douglas and Hudson Bay. And retail around € 35,-. Unfortunately, Douglas sells the one for deep skin tone. But luckily you can get it here for € 10.50,- at the Hudson Bay. As you sit there is a huge price difference. I do not know exactly what the reason for this is, but you will not hear me complain in idd case. In case it is taken out of the assortment, I stocked mines up. So if you want to score one, I would do it quickly.
Do you use primers?