Murad are a brand I'd not really heard of until I did some research on this primer. They're an American doctor-developed brand (by dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad) that use advanced scientific research and practical clinical experience to create high performance skincare products. Sounds very fancy!
I swapped for this primer over at Beauty Box Swappers on Facebook, and have used it several times in order to get a proper idea of whether it works for me or not. Of course it's a spot-fighting one - Skin Perfecting Primer Acne and Shine Control (Blemish and Shine Control in the UK). This is part of their Hybrids range, which is designed to minimise flaws instantly but also improve the look of your skin over time.
|Like any primer, you apply this after moisturising and before or instead of foundation. You can either use your fingers or a brush - I personally prefer to use a brush as I try to touch my face as little as possible so it doesn't get oily!|
|The primer has a pump-top applicator which is hygienic and allows for good control of how much product you get|
|The primer itself is a neutral colour and is quite watery. It does have a scent to it but I'm not sure how to describe it - sort of medicinal maybe? It's not unpleasant though :)|
|On my arm it looks way too dark and orangey. However, on my face it adapts to my skintone and doesn't look too dark, don't worry! It's also a much thinner layer on my face|
I actually think I'm too nasty to myself about my skin - yes, I do get some spots, but nowhere near as much as I tell myself I do and for the most part it's actually pretty clear. I'd be interested to try the other Murad primers, especially their matte finish one.
In exciting news, I'm almost at 100 followers! This is still a very small little blog but I can't believe so many people want to read my ramblings :) When I do hit the big one-oh-oh I'll do some sort of giveaway - it'll be small as I am flat broke at the moment, but I want to say thank you somehow :)
Do you like Murad? What primer do you use?