This really worked for me. The lasting power of my makeup has GREATLY improved and the green tint really did cut the redness. Best part...no breakouts so far!
I really disliked this primer! I am oily combo skin and this primer did nothing for my oily skin. I feel like it made me more oily. I also sampled the oil free sensitive version and disliked it as well. The only positive feature about the original version is once applied it makes your skin texture fell like velvet. I finished the bottle will not purchase again my hg primer is Hourglass mineral primer :)
I have some redness from Retin A and the green color really does work. I asked the SA at Smashbox, by phone, why so many negative reviews here and at Sephora and she said those are from people that really do not have redness in their skin. Well I do and I would say the difference, as I tried this on one side and the regular on another and asked a few people at sephora without telling them which side the green was on (they both picked the side that DID have green on as less red), is more the subtle but less than perfection. And for a primer this is a decent price, as I had been using HourGlass and Cover FX.
Update: I am still loving this, and I have continured to try to find the perfect primer/TM combo, but his primer is still the best for me. I don't get the bad reviews, but don't try it or review it if you don't need skin that needs to be adjusted. It absolutely does take redness away significantly, at least on me.
I have this in the peachy shade. It does not seem to break me out but it feels slightly greasy to me if I use all over my face. Since it is not causing me issues and is easy to use I will give it as a rebut, tho somehow I prefer the too faced right now. However I think this may be less pricy.
HG Alert! I've been tempted to try Smashbox foundation primer forever, but really didn't want to pay so much for something I didn't think would be worth it. I wouldn't have even tried it except they had a trial size at Ulta, so I thought, For seventeen bucks? As opposed to 38? Sure, I'll try it. (Here's a tip: It's actually cheaper to buy the trial size--0.5 oz for $17.00, vs 1 oz for $38.00. Go figure.) I have very ruddy skin, and when I apply a dollop about the size of two peas and blend, it makes my skin the color it actually should be: porcelain. And it works beautifully under my Pur Minerals compact foundation. Worth the price! Love it love it love it!
This did not do anything to help my redness, it made my skin feel oily and broke out my sensitive skin . It was not worth the money It went back to the store!
I'm not really sure if this is working for me. I've lately been trying many of the Smashbox products, having found I do like their 'Hybid 2 in 1 Luminizing Primer' in the color, 'Bare Canvas' a lot though.
Previously I had tried the Smashbox PFCCFP with no color, then I purchased a sample size of the green since I have rosy, uneven skin. The green takes out the redness and leaves my skin silky smooth so my foundation goes on great! I think Smashbox has done a GREAT job with their primers; wish I'd had this years ago.
I have rosy cheeks and I was purchasing a powder foundation. The girl at the store recommended I use the Smashbox green corrector primer oil-free. It did reduce the redness slightly but as the day went on the redness came back. I really didn't find the primer to even out the texture of my skin. Actually I found it did the opposite. I prefer how my skin looks with the foundation alone. So I will not be repurchasing it or would I recommend especially with how pricey it is.
i have naturally rosy cheeks and i get red insanely quickly. i have tried sephora's redness correcting primer and it seemed to do the job. i would dab some on my face and spread it with a blush brush.
then i tried smashbox's redness corrector and i noticed a difference. the brush didn't clump together when i put it on and it obviously wasn't as greasy as sephora's version. it comes in a bottle/pump that's very useful because it doesn't leave any behind and it's much more practical than a tube.
as far as correcting my redness, it does the job tenfold. i only need to put it on my cheeks / t-zone and i'm fine. it brightens up my face and neutralizes my red tones. very happy with the product and will continue using it.