If you do not have a primer you currently love, I would suggest checking out the Instant Perfector, because that's really all it is. I liked it, and if I didn't love my Make Up For Ever HD Primer, I probably would have considered purchasing it as well. I like that the formula is suited for sensitive skin and when my MUFE is gone I might replace it with the Instant Perfector.
As for the Serum, I have not one single bad thing to say about it. I don't need a primer when I apply it in the morning, my pores seem to have visibly shrunken (even though I swear scientifically that's not supposed to be possible), and my skin is so much smoother. I really love it, and since so little (about the size of a Q-tip) covers my entire face, the price tag is worth it.
I definitely recommend you try out Clinique's Pore Refining Solutions line, especially if you have visible pores and an oily T-zone like me!
Thanks for reading! ♥ Danielle
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