Well the first I time put this on I noticed my redness completely disappeared... I also noticed the glitter but I am a fan of light glitter on my face... could also be used as an eye shadow... I suggest a new brush... I find the compact hard to open
Does it cover red? Yes. Does it have glitter? Yes. Price: $13.95 @ Rite Aid. Price Per Gram: $1.55. Price per ounce: $46.50. Honestly, I would give this product a try (@ a place that accepts cosmetics returns). If you need something to cover your redness then it may be able to help you. One warning however- it does contain glitter/sparkles for some reason. I found this kind of limits where you can use it on your face- especially if you contour (glitter defeats the purpose of the darker contour shade). This product is also on the more expensive side for a drugstore brand, if that matters to you. Overall, I wouldn't buy it again due to the glitter & price. continued >>
This works for my medium-reddish center of face (off sides from the nose). I use the brush it came with and swipe it lightly twice over the whole multi-color surface, over light foundation, under powder. I apply it lightly, only to the red zones.
Considering the other low reviews, maybe a light touch is best, over foundation.
I don't have to much redness on my face on a regular basis but I do some redness. This powder is amazing to my face! It practically makes the redness disappear and lightens my skin subtly. I'm asian, so the lightening is a plus. The brush that comes with it is okay, I only use it for travel. The powder lasts a lifetime. I use it over my mineral foundation to set it since the foundation alone doesnt work and there is still little redness showing. It is amazing for color correction and setting. I love this. I am so glad my friend showed this to me. Each individual color in this is sheer, the white i use sometimes for an eyebrow highlight and it beautiful. The other colors are so sheer they can create a soft glowing eye look so bonus. I love this and I am very surprised at the low reviews this has
I had some doubts about writing this review as I don't have rosacea & am not ideal to judge something designed for over-reddened skin. So I waited for a day when my skin was particularly red and flushed - and after my usual foundation and concealer routine, I applied this sparingly across the areas of redness (deliberately ignored the non-red areas just so that I could test its effectiveness of actual reddened skin) but found that - to my horror - a greenish tint was becoming visible after the 1st layer of powder...I tried doing it again and with the thinnest layer possible...this time there was no Wicked Witch of the West characterization to speak of, but the amount of powder was so minimal that it hardly counts. Nevertheless, I continuously tried different application methods for 3 weeks but found that no matter what, this was a strange, too-green powder that failed to do what it was meant to do.
I wonder if Physicians Formula even TESTED this out before unleashing it out into the cynical & highly demanding beauty market. continued >>
This powder is absolutely horrible! I hate it. It not only looks sickly green on the skin even with a light hand, it has glitter in it. Not shimmer, chunks of glitter. It made my pores look so huge and really did look green in any light if you put enough of it on to set your foundation. It also does not hide redness well at all. I am very fair and my nose and cheeks and chin are always red but no matter what I tried with this it just didn't help enough to count for anything let alone the green tint to my face that made me look like I had a disease.
I have issues with a red, oily t zone, and regular powders can control shine, but not the ruddiness. So I bought this in hopes of a miracle.
At first, I had no idea how to use it - the directions on the label are completely useless, as is the brush it comes with. On a side note, the packaging, as everyone else has said, is horrible. The brush is a joke that takes up unnecessary space, the plastic compact is chunky and not durable at all (the lid broke off after I dropped it from a short distance onto carpetted floor), and the mirror is badly placed - who wants to flip back and forth from the mirror to the product when they need to touch up quickly?
But anyway, I found that the best way to apply is to take a bit of the medium green with my finger (the least grey, and most matte shade) and pat it over any place shiny/red. It's immediately toned down and looks great. On many days, I can get away with going foundation free by using this powder instead.
However, the only color I use in this compact is the one shade, of which there are three patches. Once i use them up, the entire compact is useless to me. In spite of this, I would repurchase, because it's the only thing that keeps me from looking like a greasy tomato, especially in the summer.
Probably the worst product from this good company. If you use it lightly it is not enough unless you have very little redness. If you use too much it casts grey shadow on your complection. So do you want to be red or grey? I am not sure which one is worse. The staying power is zero. Not even worth a try!
I got this product because it was on sale and at the time I had some redness issues that I later sorted out. I found that this product did nothing to help correct my redness, in fact it wasn't even good as a setting powder. I don't even want to get into the joke that was the brush they included.
I recieved this as part as my Christmas present from my sister. (I had wanted to buy this before but was too cheap to:p)
I've used it a few times and I honestly just think that it's a waste of money. My $3 ELF powders have done a better job at making my skin look half decent!
It does get rid of shine but it does nothing to get rid of the redness on my nose and surrounding areas! Overall, I will not be repurchasing this product.