Around the beginning of June, I was sent some of the Murad Skincare hybrids from a PR representative to review for my blog.

I received:
Eye Lift Perfector
Eye Lift Illuminator
Skin Perfecting Matte Primer
Skin Perfecting Dewy Primer

First up, the Hybrids Eye Lift Perfector.
$35 for .06 fl oz

It claims to increase skin firmness by 50% in 15 minutes and minimize the appearance of dark circles.

I don’t feel like my eyes are particularly flabby, nor do I feel like I have dark circles.
While I tried this out, it did seem like my eyes were well moisturized, and I didn’t appear to have dark circles.
However, I find the price of $35 to be outrageous. This is partially because I don’t really use anything on my dark circles currently, so I don’t normally budget for that.

Next is the Eye Lift Illuminator.
$35 for .06 fl oz.

It claims to increase skin firmness by 50% in 15 minutes and minimize the appearance of dark circles.

Again, I don’t feel like my eyes are particularly flabby or that I have horrid dark circles. However, I do feel like this did brighten up my eye area considerably, without looking like ‘OMG I’ve got a disco ball under my eyes.’
Once again, I find the price high, as I just wouldn’t pay that amount of money for an illuminator.
But, I do find this to be a good product and I think it works as described. This was my 2nd favorite product of the ones I was sent.

Next is the Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer in the Dewy Finish.
It claims to make your skin smooth, be a universal shade, and minimize the appearance of pores.
$35 for 1.0 fl oz.

I’m not a fan of dewy finishes, but this wasn’t bad. I was skeptical about the claim of being a universal shade, as it looked like it would be too dark on me, but after applying the primer to my face and neck, it actually was universal for me! It worked! I do feel like it’s a great primer, and it does give a nice glow. You could even wear this alone, if you like your natural skintone. While it’s slightly high for what I feel a primer should cost, it’s definitely nice.

Finally is the Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Matte Finish.
It claims to make your skin smooth, balance oil production, be a universal shade and minimize the appearance of pores.
$35 for 1.0 fl oz.

This is my favorite product of the 4 I was sent! One, I feel like it’s a fantastic primer. Two, I feel like it is a good universal shade that really does work with my glow in the dark skin. Almost every single tinted product that I’ve tried in my life has never been ‘universal’ on me, so this really made me happy that it truly worked as advertised. I feel like it created a nice matte finish for my skin. I actually felt comfortable enough with this to wear this on its own, without any foundation, and normally I’m too nervous about my skin to do that. I think it’s got great oil control. I have sensitive, combination skin and I tend to get oily on my forehead and chin, and this kept my skin in check. I would actually purchase this product again after I run out. Since I don’t wear primer every day, it will last me a while. I like the fact that this product multi-tasks for me, which makes the price tag easier to accept, since it functions as a primer + oil control in one, and I can wear it without having to wear foundation as well, if I don’t feel like wearing foundation.

While it is definitely more expensive than my favorite indie primers, I definitely think the Hybrids matte primer is fantastic and I would recommend the matte primer in a heartbeat.

Have you tried Murad’s Hybrids line? If so, did you like it?

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