I am constantly on the look out for products which can tone down redness - a kind of obsession I must admit! I find the usual bright greens anti red concealers eg Boots are useless for me. The 'mint choc chip icecream' colour just looks horribly chalky on my yellow-toned skin. Do these really work for anyone I wonder??
I've also tried the Smashbox green primer (one of the few that is not mint choc chip coloured) but don't like the 'waxy' texture which just seems to wipe off as soon as you put your foundation over the top. This version from MUFE is a definite improvement texture-wise as it seems to more sink into the skin like a proper primer and I really like the smell. It counteracts redness to some degree, though for the price I'm quite disappointed in this respect. Pump is good but the lid on mine does not stay on in my bag which is a bit of a nuisance.
I'm undecided whether I'll repurchase because it doesn't really have enough coverage for the price plus I don't even know if it's available in the UK (I bought in Sephora France while on holiday). That said, I still haven't found anything better since Decleor discontinued their wonderful green concealer about 10 years ago. Decleor - why did you do that?!
Benefit have also discontinued their 'You're Bluffing' yellow wand concealer which I did find very effective so I'm now trying the new Clinique yellow wand concealer with some success if anyone is looking for alternatives to try.
I needed a green tinted primer for my inflamed skin. I'm currently on acne meds and my skin is irritated and very dry. I was at Sephora and had to decide between this and Smashbox's green primer.
I picked this primer up mostly because of price. Overall, I like it and will probably repurchase if I still have a lot of redness once this bottle is gone. It doesn't feel like Smashbox primers, it has a thicker feel. And the box claims that this adds moisture, and I find that it does some.
My big complaint is that the bottle is smaller than it looks, so I feel kind of ripped off. Also, the pump gets sticky, meaning that sometimes I get more product than I need. Overall, though, I will continue to use it!
This product retails for $32 USD for 1.01 fl oz. (30 ml). This product is used for color correcting redness on your face. A pump is included (which should be standard nowadays). This was my first Make Up For Ever purchase and I was very disappointed. This was a green tinted moisturizer. I also noticed the pleasant fragrance, itís not too overpowering. The primer is runny similar to liquid foundation. I find that itís best to apply this with fingers rather than a brush because it would soak up the product. After initial application, it didnít really cover my cheeks. The application was too sheer for me. I saw my rosy cheeks peeking through the sheer green layer on top. So the application is sheer. Though unfortunately, I broke out with pimples everywhere. Just to make sure it wasnít an extraneous factor, I used the primer several more times and had the same results. I broke out every time. I had high hopes for this product. But turns out it just wasnít for me.
I have rosacea, which makes my nose and chin red and my cheeks very bright red. Ordinary primer and foundation only modify the redness slightly and wear off during the day leaving me with glowing red cheeks. And i avoid blush, which i fear makes me look like a clown. But this stuff is so good i often use it on my red areas alone and don't even bother with foundation. For situations calling for more make up, i use this on my red areas and use regular primer on the rest of my face, before applying foundation.
It took more than a few tries to get the application just right, however. At first i used too much, which made those red areas a somewhat ghostly green - i allowed it at least 5 minutes to set, then put on foundation, which did cover the green, but sometimes there was a very faint hint of green blending in. Plus it had a tendency to ball up when i put on my foundation. Yuck! But i kept trying...
Now i know that i only need a *very* tiny amount to achieve color correction. With my fingers i swirl the correcting primer in well - not just letting it sit on the surface. Since just applying primer irritates my skin a little from having my fingers on my skin, i wait a short time to let the color in my cheeks subside. Then, if there are areas that still look too red, i apply a very tiny amount more in those places and blend in well. Voila! My red areas are not greenish, and no longer red, but look pretty much like the rest of my skin! Now i am able to wear blush (which i put on my cheek bones, not on the formerly red apples of my cheeks), highlighter, bronzer, etc. So, i am really happy with MUFE color correcting primer.
The hype says that "HD Microperfecting Primer deeply nourishes, moisturizes, and softens the skin, creating a glowing effect. Creates a protective layer on the skin allowing foundation to glide on easily and last longer." I don't notice any nourishing or moisturizing going on , but i didn't buy it for that - i use skincare products for those purposes. But it definitely creates a protective layer and makes my makeup last longer.
The pump works well and i never have any trouble dispensing just the right amount. The bottle is huge, so while it would be worthwhile to compare this with other similar products, this one bottle is going to last for quite a while.
I was kind of hesitant on purchasing this product, but bit the bullet. I was excited to try it, but it balled up on my face really bad. i thought it was just the way I was applying it (fingers) so I washed my face and used a brush, sad to say the same thing happened again. I really wanted this to work for me :( but I had to return it. I did give it 1 lippie because the packaging is amazing, but thats it..
I usually don't have regret buys as I'm not one to really regret cosmetic/skincare purchases and even if a product didn't work the way I had hoped or thought, I can still find a way to continue using it without too much gripe and grumble. This primer was just not one of these products. As a matter of fact, I will say that this primer is a SUPER REGRET buy. It didn't work for my redness (which is the only reason I justified my spending) at all. It was a waste of $32. Everytime I see it in my makeup drawer, I see a waste and imagine other, more fun things I could buy with $32. I bought it thinking it could neutralize and tone down my red cheeks, but it did nothing. Some products work well when you first apply it and then fade and lose its effectiveness throughout the day, but this primer didn't even have effectiveness at the start of application. I bought it from Sephora but I had thrown out my box (lesson learned) so I couldn't even return it. I had this on my swap list, but out of curiosity one day, I unscrewed the pump and took a peek inside. I've used it less than five times (half a pump each time) and yet, the product rested under the halfway point. I didn't want any swapping drama, so I removed it from my list. Now I use it as a regular primer. I don't even use primer. Ugh.
At first I loved this product. If you don't have any blemishes, it does truly even out skin tone and diminish pores without causing breakouts (i have oily skin). But if you do have any blemishes it makes them more pronounced with a green tint. And, the pump always dispenses more than I need, and it doesn't dispense a smaller amount. So I end up wasting product every day. With its price, and over-the top packaging I had expected better, but after giving it a try for two bottles, I'm going to try something else to get rid of my red undertones. Sorry, I would have liked to give this a more positive review.
It didn't do anything for me. Just wasted my money and it's just sitting in my cabinet.
I bought this product from a friend, so glad I did... She was selling it really cheap.
Smell really good
The packaging with a pump! Yay to that!
I didn't see any differences about my redness
Didn't smooth my face the way I like. I prefer silicone-based products
So I'm sure there is so much more products on the market that can do a better job, and also being less expensive!
I haven't tried too many primers but I really like this one. The pump is a little annoying, it always makes too much come out. But it doesn't make me feel greasy, it makes my skin soft, it tones down my redness a little bit. It is a little expensive , It was about $35 dollars. It has a mostly neutral smell and easy application.
I would buy it again.