This is a review of Murad Skin Perfecting Primer in dewy finish which I was lucky to receive in a beauty box a few months ago. I have been using this primer since the hot weather began the other week and have been really pleasantly surprised by the results it has given.
What is it?
The primer is tinted to a medium beige colour but as it is a primer it goes on to the skin in a silky manner, and evens out imperfections like pores and the tint helps to disguise any colour issues such as rosacea or spots.
I use three pumps of the bottle to do a whole face coverage and dab it onto the face before blending. I have found it needs careful attention around the chin and jaw line as if it doesn't get blended properly you can be left with a bit of a tide mark. Once it is on the skin it dries and doesn't budge but it doesn't feel like a mask. You can use this underneath a full face of make up but I have just been using this on its own and not using any foundation or primer. It is light and silky on the skin and gives my skin a nice and natural glow. To remove, I use either face wipes or cream cleanser and this is more than adequate to remove the primer and other make up on my face.
A little bit goes a long way with this primer, so although it is expensive, it is also going to last a long time. I feel due to the colour of the 'dewy finish' this leans more towards a tinted moisturiser than the clear primers I have used in the past. The product meets the pore refining claim and does even out skin tone. I think one of the key benefits of this primer is that it is oil free so it doesn't make your skin feel greasy. I have a few pigmentation spots on my face that I am conscious of and this has done a good job in almost covering them up without feeling like a camouflage make up.
Price and availability
This is quite a premium skin care product. At feelunique they are selling 30ml for £29 which seems to be a fairly universal price. Is it worth that? Yes, I think this could be a staple item in a make up bag, used alone for the days when you want a natural look and used with other make up for longevity.
I have loved using the Murad skin primer in dewy finish and although it only comes in one colour, it is ideally suited to my skin colour - how do they do that! I couldn't feel it sitting on my skin and it worked well over a moisturiser, almost locking in the benefits of moisturiser whilst giving my skin an even tone. I can heartily recommend this product as a lovely primer although the fact that it is tinted may put a few people off.
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