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Face,  Makeup,  Primer,  Skin Care

City Color Cosmetics Classic Primer Review

City Color Cosmetics has been in the country for quite some time now. I’m pretty sure it has kiosks in malls for more than 5 years but the thing is, the everyday Pinay won’t have a clue about it because the company doesn’t advertise too much.

It’s kind of like Pink Sugar, quiet but thriving.

Let me preface this by saying that I am not sponsored by City Color in any way.

I’ve tried only one product from them and it was a blusher. I don’t have it now but what I recall is not finishing it because although it had a pretty shade, it was so chalky and hard to work with.

Today, you’re going to know if they redeemed themselves with their primer.

City Color Cosmetics Classic Primer Review

I thought I swore off using primers from my Hard Candy Primer Review. The thing is, this City Color Cosmetics product is way too good to pass up.

Apart from its very cute pink packaging, the formulation was made in the US. The product was made in China though but I don’t find anything wrong with it because most of the stuff we use today are made in the same country.

I love how it’s cruelty and paraben free and I’m pretty sure that it can be a go-to primer for people with oily skin. (Know your skin type for free)

The reason being is it gives a matte-finish apart from smoothing out the texture of the skin.

My Experience

The consistency of the primer is like of heavy cream and is very easy to blend.

Scent is not appealing but it’s not too strong. It provides a light chemical smell but doesn’t linger overtime.

Shade of the City Color Cosmetics Classic Primer is of light skin tone but the tint disappears after blending.

What I noticed after application is my face feels silky-smooth. I have dry skin and I am able to detect my skin texture’s changes very easily.

City Color Cosmetics Classic Primer Ingredients

City Colors Cosmetics Classic Primer Ingredients
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Even if it delivers a matte-finish, it doesn’t make my face feel moisture-depleted.

In addition to the amazing changes the primer offers physically, it doesn’t feel heavy on the skin.

The Hard Candy primer made my skin feel like its clogged and gross. #NeverAgain

Compared to the Hard Candy primer, the City Color cosmetics classic primer didn’t evoke breakouts.

I really love it but I don’t reach for it on a daily basis because up to this day, I’m still satisfied with just using a good moisturizer as base.

Final Words

City Color Cosmetics Classic Primer Verdict

If you find yourself in need of something that will smoothen out your canvas, I highly recommend the City Color Cosmetics Classic Primer.

Retails at around $8.99 and is a true steal.

I’m just not sure if it’s available in the Philippines but they have a Facebook page and some of their products are available in BeautyMNL.

I saw some City Color Cosmetics products in Lazada as well but they are way too overpriced.


  • Packaging: 4/5
  • Efficacy: 5/5
  • Skin-Friendliness: 5/5
  • Price: 3.5/5
  • Availability: 2/5

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