I've owned this for well over two years and have tried to use it many times. It does nothing to cover the redness around my nose and and on my chin, it wears off almost immediately and is generally not a pleasant powder to use. I just never reach for it and I'm tired of it taking up space so today I'm throwing it out. I've tried using it on its own, under make-up, over make-up and as a setting powder (it doesn't blend as well as others), and nothing works. A waste of money and space.
Gotta say, this is my life saver. I have rather pale skin, and I blush at anything. Anything. And it doesn't go away - if I get all flustered or hot but then calm down, my face stays beetroot for a good 20, 30 minutes or until I can go sit down somewhere by myself for a while. It's always been rather embarrassing, and I'm a musician so I'm always under hot lights. I got a sample of this off ebay a few years ago when it just came out, and I've loved it ever since. I've since bought another sample size, and more recently a full size one and I don't anticipate it running out anytime soon. The sample sizes did me for half a year, and the full size is BIG.
Pros: instant effect, doesn't show up yellow on your face, discreet, very effective
Cons: wears off after a while, and in extreme circumstances doesn't work so well. If you apply too much over very red skin you just end up looking bizarre, as the red will still shine through.
I wear very little makeup, just a bit of concealer, this, and a dust of mineral foundation over my cheeks. If I'm using liquid foundation for a night out, I'll put this powder over the top of that.
Powder goes on but it does not do much for redness besides making my skin look "yellow" and red. Think it would work better if they made it a green powder instead. I also think the color is too vibrant and bright.
Aaagh! I was so happy to be able to purchase this powder (especially since I got a GWP at Clinique), but this is my second day wearing it and I literally want to claw my skin off, it itches so much. I keep looking in the mirror, expecting for my face to be red and blotchy from this reaction I'm having to it, but it isn't really -- I guess that's a plus :). If this product worked, I really wouldn't mind paying the price for it, even though it's definitely the most expensive powder I've ever purchased. I had a similar reaction to a Physician's Formula mineral bronzer from the drugstore, but had expected that a Clinique product marketed to those of us with sensitive/easily-irritated skin would have a better formula--no such luck. :(
Oh my goodness, i got a sample of this product from sephora and i thought it really canceled out the redness in my tan skin. It is the BEST discovery I made in loose powder. The reason I have NC40 with very yellow undertones and this powder is the perfect setting powder after my foundation, it doesnt darken up my foundation and actually makes my skintone look healthy and natural. I got this in full size in loose powder form. I know this powder is for rosacea, but it is a good knock off of t.clerac banane powder. I was actually going to buy in ben nye banana powder online but most sites selling ben nye dont look legit to me. when I got the sephora sample, I knew I had to get this rather than ben nye. I will continue to use this because clinique is readily available and affordable.
I recently just started using the Clinique Redness Relief Pressed Mineral Powder and I'm loving it! When you pair this with the Redness Relief Foundation it really helps to cover up my persistent and moderate rosacea, and it's perfect for touch-ups during the day. I have tried everything from MAC,Origins, Aveda, and Bare Escentuals to try and cover my redness. None of these companies have helped my skin and I ended up wasting my money for foundation and powder that never covered all of my redness and increased my skin irritation.
The combination of the Redness Relief Foundation and the Redness Relief Pressed Mineral Powder has worked the best for me so far. If you go to Nordstrom's they will let you try it and return or exchange it if it doesn't work for you-so it's definitely worth a try if you have been suffering from trying to cover your redness from rosacea and/or acne. If you're debating please try it, it may help you as much as it has helped me!
NOTE: This review is for the Redness Relief Mineral PRESSED Powder.
I use this mainly as a powder for touch-ups throughout the day, although it works well as a finishing powder too!
First off, let me say this doesn't have a dramatic power in reducing redness. You do need to pair it with an effective primer and/or green concealers etc. So I would say that the correcting effect is really mild, not suitable if you have serious redness issues, such as rosacea, bad acne etc.
However, I only get red cheeks and nose especially with the cold weather or dramatic temperature changes (inside/outside), and this works just fine!
A list of pros:
- mild corrector of redness
- very finely milled, so it looks transparent and 100% natural on skin
- possibly it has some calming effect
- really handy to keep in my purse for touch-ups
- it can be layered and the yellow never shows off too obviously
- consider buying something else if your redness is very obvious
- quite pricey
- I don't understand the open holes on the back of the packaging. It feels like it lets bacteria in so easily!
One final consideration:
a) this does NOT mattify. Don't buy this if you need oil control.
In sum: do buy this if you have mild redness, normal to dry sensitive skin and need a compact powder! I like it!
It now comes in a pressed powder..woohoo. I love the Clinique stay matte but have found this does the same job..keeping my makeup in place and keeping my oil at bay. The one thing I noticed however is that because it is a "yellow" powder and I'am so pale that it really evens out my skintone lovely. No matter the amount of touch ups I do its nice because it doesnt DARKEN my foundation. I love it! I do use my own brush because the one it comes with is a joke LOL!
The main reason why I wear face makeup is because I have a lot of redness in my cheeks, and I like to cover it up. This product teamed with L'oreals Anti-Redness primer makes my skin look almost flawless, enough so that I feel confident going out with just these two products on and no foundation or tinted moisturiser. If I am going to wear foundation with this product, I apply it before so that if there's any yellow tones showing through the foundation can cancel them out.
I bought this as I have pink cheeks and I like to hide them. I use a green concealer and a medium coverage foundation. Then I use this on top to set the make up.
I was suprised to see this was yellow, although it doesn't look yellow when applied. The brush they give with this is rubbish - your better off buying a decent one yourself.
This stays on all day - I know this because my make up remover pad is yellow !! This was £24 - the most i've ever spent on an item of make up. I wouldn't buy it again though.