Product Review: L’Oreal Studio Secrets Anti-Dull Skin Primer/Corrector (Medium/Deep Skin)



Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isododecane, Alcohol Denat., Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Cellulose Gum, Tristearin, Acrylates Copolymer, Methylparaben, Nylon-12, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288).


The Claim: “Discover the secret to flawlessly even skin tone–in an instant.  Studio Secrets Professional Color Correcting Primers glide on smoothly to immediately correct and improve the look of your complexion.  Each of the three professional correctors is formulated to address your unique skin type: […] Anti-Dull Skin (Medium/Deep Skin): gives radiant healthy glow to medium/dark skin tones.” – L’Oreal

Why I Bought It: I was in the market for a corrector to cancel out my dark circles because concealer alone wasn’t cutting it.

My Review: I don’t use it as a primer but as a corrector placed specifically in areas that are darker than the rest of my skin it works wonderfully.  I pump a small amount of product onto the back of my hand (the consistency of the product is watery so be careful not to waste any).  I apply it to the skin under my eyes and other dark spots on my face with a fluffy blending brush; it absorbs right into the skin.  Then I apply my concealer in the same manner under my eyes and foundation to the rest of my face.   The corrector cancels out the dark circles so that I don’t have to cake on a bunch of concealer.  Overall, it’s a good corrector at a great price point and it gets the job done.

Would I Buy It Again: Yes. There aren’t many drug store correctors out there so I hope to see this product stay on the shelves.  It goes for about $12.99.

EDIT TO ADD(4.25.12):  I now apply this with my finger patting the product into my skin until it is well blended and dry.  And repeat with my concealer.  It is still the greatest product ever (in my personal stash) for making my dark circles disappear.