This stuff is a dupe for Smashbox Green primer and way cheaper. LOVE THIS STUFF. I agree that you only need a little.
I think this product is great! I have a lot of redness around my nose and mouth. I get 2-4 hours of wear from my foundation before the redness starts coming through. My foundation is thin, water-based, sheer, and luminous (Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua), and I love it. However, the Rudolph effect was making me feel I should change to a full coverage foundation. I tried this, and I'm happy again.
I found it best to mix this with my moisturizer for my large red areas. 1 part green to 1-2 parts moisturizer. I use a very small squirt of the concealer to cover about half of my face. I apply with a brush and then use fingers to rub it in well. If I put it straight on by itself, it was hard to blend and made my foundation look a bit cakey. Blending it with moisturizer really helps with that, although my foundation doesn't look quite as "wow" as it does when applied on naked skin. I put enough on to where I don't see the red; I look a bit ghostly. Then I let it sink in and layer foundation over it. I use next-to-nothing flesh-toned concealer after putting on foundation. Before, I was layering concealer on in a lot of areas, and this diminished the finish of my foundation.
For spots, I put it straight on and layer foundation and/or a flesh-toned concealer over it. I use a brush and fingers, depending on how it's applying.
I have dark circles under my eyes that have a stripe of purple beneath and a stripe of red above. I use this on my under-eye area and it really cuts down the amount of yellow/flesh-toned concealer I have to use after foundation.
The thing I love most is that this makes my makeup stash so much more versatile. I'm PPP, but with my nose area red, I had to wear really bright, dark, and pigmented blushes to make my cheeks not blend in to the blotches. With this, I can wear my paler blushes and my cheeks have flush and definition. With the red around my mouth gone, my natural lipline stands out more. I can wear lip products in a much more casual way, such as dabbing on a cream lipstick without using liner.
This is the only green product I've tried, so I can't make comparisons. That said, I feel no need to try anything else. I'm very happy with it.
This stuff is like voodoo magic... I just put the TINIEST and I mean TINIEST amount on a spot on my face and it applies beautifully. The consistency is soo thick that it's a big bang for the little bucks you spend on it. I just put my foundation over it and the spot's gone!
Of course the best part is that it doesn't break me out! :)
What an interesting product!!
pros: Does a great job of concealing redness!
cons: strange consistency--> not smooth or creamy at all, a little goes a long long long long way!
PACKAGING: Nice, easy to squeeze tube (able to control the amount that comes out).
PRICE: I can't remember how much the original price was, but I think it was about $9. When I bought it physicians formula was having a sale at CVS for $7 off, so I got it for around $2!! :D
NOTES: Make sure you PAT this concealer on instead of rubbing it. Also, use sparingly! It takes a bit of time to get used to. Works for me when I put a drop onto my fingers and then tap each of my fingers on the product to thin it out and spread it out, and THEN pat it onto my blemishes.
I used to use this but I finally threw it out this morning. It has ethylhexyl palmitate which is pore clogging and I finally realized that it was making my skin worse. I'm pretty sure. I also threw out a bronzer and a moisturizer that contained ethylhexyl palmitate. Otherwise this concealer wasn't that great anyway. didn't last all day etc..
Most of the green correctors Iíve used in the past have come in pots and been petrolatum based, which has typically resulted in it melting under my foundation after a few hours and creasing in crease-prone locations, so this little tube of liquid color has been a vast improvement, although it took me a few attempts to figure out how to apply it most effectively. Iíve found that when using it to hide blemishes, applying it with a concealer brush will yield far more effective results than dotting and blending with my fingertips. However, when using it as a corrective for redness across larger area, such as around my nose and chin, dotting it lightly across the targeted area and then spreading with my fingertips (if Iím in a hurry) or a foundation sponge (such as Sonia Kashukís with the pointed tip for getting into crevices around the nose and eyes) ensures coverage light enough to compensate for the redness without creating a chalky cast under makeup. A little bit goes a long way, and itís so relatively inexpensive that I keep a double of in my travel makeup bag to ensure I never forget it.
I like this concealer. Just bought it the other day. Someone left a coupon by it (coupon fairy???). It's a thick consistency so be careful or you can look to green. I like sheering it out a little with moisturizer and then powder over. Looks good. Im pretty olive tone too. Keeps my redness at bay
I can't stand this! I have bad acne scarring and monster breakouts all over my forehead and temples. This did not cover at all! It is so pigmented that it is difficult to blend out, so, even using an extremely small amount, it leaves my skin looking green, even with foundation on top! I got it at my local drugstore for around $10, which, was way too expensive for the quality and amount of coverage this provides. I did like that it was in a tube, but, i would much rather use my Hard Candy Glamoflauge concealer. It covers way better.
I have bad acne scars on my chin and I used this to conceal them except it broke my chin out even more! Which sucks bc I actually like this stuff. It's the best concealer I've used for my scaring. I still use it even though it causes me to breakout lol!
Works like a charm! I picked this up one day when I really needed some concealer, and I've been going back to it every since now! I absolutely love it.