Unusual Primers: Fusion Beauty Anti-Acne and Redness Correcting - Product Review

There are primers and there are Primers. The ones of yesteryear are the colorless, lighter-than-souffle variety that’s chock full of silicones. They glide over your skin like contestants in Dancing with the Stars and prep your face for the canvas of your foundation.

But those primers are so 2010, girls.

Recently, we have been hooked like a cat to catnip on Fusion Beauty’s new quartet of highly-specific primers. These are corrective primers that address specific skin care needs:

The Anti-Redness primer is an extra gentle formula that subdues irritation and redness. It contains soothing peptides and algae. My skin gets extremely windburned during the winter, so this primer was like Angel Gabriel. It has a minty green shade that blends beautifully into the skin and leaves it very lightweight.


The Acne Control primer is a light mustard-colored primer that hydrates your skin beautifully. It contains Salicylic Acid and serves to unclog pores and address the sebum-causing bacteria. I have a bad case of adult-onset acne, and have been using this primer for over a week, and have started to notice visible results. It’s a must have for EVERY gal who has a little outbreak: use it once and you’re hooked. Trust me!

FusionBeauty Anti Acne Primer

There are two other targeted primers that we haven’t tried, but please tell us if you have. The Brightening Primer contains Chromabright and Licorice that combat photo aging; the Anti-Wrinkle primer contains Matrixyl 3000 and promises to reduce elasticity and combat wrinkles over time.

Each primer retails for $42 and I think ushers in a golden age for the old-school colorless primer. Now, mind you, I’m a huge fan of my Smashbox Photofinish and Illuminating Primers –I’m not going to lie — but I really think I’ve found my new staples.

It’s interesting that now primers are doing the job of skin correction that was typically the domain of foundation, eye cream and moisturizers. But remember we live in an age of double-duty products, so correcting primers represents a giant futuristic beauty leap.

After all, it’s the age of skinnovation, right?

Tell us, have you used these primers before? Would you go for these correcting primers?

– Charu Suri

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