4.11.11

Murad Hybrids - Face Primers et al

Murad is usually known for their scientifically forward and effective skincare and have recently released a range called 'Hybrids', which as you may have guessed is a hybrid between skin care and make-up. 

It not only provides a superficial layer to conceal the flaws temporarily but also helps revive the skin on use over the period of time which is always a plus eh?

The range consists of two Face Primers - dewy and matte finish, a Perfector(a light concealer) and an Illuminator(think touch eclat!). Love the minimal yet classy slick black packaging. 


The Face Primers are the heroes of this collection in my opinion. They are not like the usual silicone based gels but instead have a very liquidy, tinted moisturizer like consistency and are skin coloured, very close to my NC30 skin tone.

The shade shouldn't matter really as it provides absolutely no coverage in my experience but it might look slightly off colour on those really pale!

The Dewy Primer(£27) is what I reserve for days when my skin is feeling dehydrated and I will be wearing a thick, full coverage foundation. What this does is that it prevents the full coverage foundation from looking cakey and still imparts natural skin.

It does contain some light reflecting particles and is quite nice really to wear on its own on a good skin day.

The Matte Primer(£27) however is something I highly recommend for all skin types whatsoever. I have tested it out on dry, oily and combination skin types and it works just as well. It is not very mattifying which is a good thing as I have never really been a fan of mask-like skin.

What it does however is that it slightly minimises pore size, keeps the t-zone considerably oil free during the day and prolongs make-up throughout. Two thumbs up for both primers being oil-free!



The Eye Perfector(£25) is a lightly formulated, light reflecting illuminating concealer aimed at bouncing off light from any imperfections under the eye area. 

I however cannot use this on its own as it's coverage isn't very heavy but it does a pretty decent job when applied on top a concealer. It sets the concealer well and avoids it from appearing cakey.

The Eye Illuminator(£25) is a lavender coloured, grainy liquid which is meant to counteract the sallowness under the eyes and brighten it up before applying concealer. 

Again, this does not work on my considerably dark Asian dark circles on its own but I instead like to use it on the face to brighten it up, as lilac is known to counteract sallow, dull skin isn't it?

The Eye products are great and there is no denying to that. They would work on those of you with hardly any imperfections under the eyes but I personally felt the face products were better comparatively. 



Definitely check out the range and their descriptions to see if anything tickles your fancy. 

I can vouch for the face products personally and have seen lots of positive reviews on the eye products as well so each to its own I'd say. 


2 comments:

DalaLuz said...

The primers sound really good!

Sana said...

looks amazing!