I bought the green primer becuase it is supposed to help redness, which I have. I found it didn't do much for the red, but it makes my mineral foundation a lot easier to stay, and it feel fantastic. I have acne prone dry skin, and this does not clog pores, or make me break out like other primers. I would buy again even though I find it expensive, because it doesn't break me out.
I bought the sample/trial size (had the glass bottle version in my hand but saw the trial size at Sephora checkout). I have the clear version and thought I would try the color-correcting version. I agree with other reviewers in that this does NOT correct color. However, I do feel like this is a great primer. Makes my skin feel silky and makes the other products (foundation, concealer, etc.) go on smoother. I noticed a difference between the clear version and this version. This one, in my opinion, feels lighter. Has anyone else noticed that? I do like this product and will buy again.
I reeeeeally love this product. It did help with the redness i get on my nose and cheeks, and made my skin velvety smooth!! My makeup looked incredible after 8 hours of using this stuff. Lasted through sweat from gym class! Now i can't even imagine how I beared without it. 5 lippies :)))))))
Did not color correct any redness on my face whatsoever! It got two lippies, however, because it does provide a smoother face for my foundation application but the texture is just too greasy for me. I always have to wash my hands really good after applying. Will not be buying again.
It provides a smooth base for your foundation but it doesn't correct any color. My face turned oily and shiny in a few hours.
My skintype: Caucasian, cool (C25 in MAC, Vanilla in Make Up Store).
The green one (anti redness)
This primer is fine, and nothing more than fine. It really isn't that brilliant. It reduces the redness minimally, but it doesn't cover it at all. The consistency is a bit oily, but easily absorbed by the skin, and does not clog the pores.
I do not use this product anymore, and haven't done that for a while. It simply does not do anything for me.
So i'm still workin out how i feel about this product. It's a good primer to be sure. I'd gone into sephora lookin for a decent concealer for the acne scarring on my cheeks and the MA suggested I try this primer instead. She said it offered decent coverage and would help my powder foundation to last longer.
Anyhow, the coverage is not as decent as a concealer, but of course the look is more natural and not as heavy. And I guess I needed a primer anyhow and I'd tried smashbox's regular clear version before (as a sample) and I liked it so I figured why not give this a try.
For the price i'm not sure it's HG enough for me to repurchase as I can't yet tell if my powder foundation stays on significantly longer (i haven't really been paying attention) but it does definately go on smoother and nice looking of course. I'll update later...
I bought the green version of this. You only need to use a little bit everytime, so the whole bottle would last for a long long time. The green color doesnt make you look green or more pale. It just covers the redness of your skin. At first, i didnt notice any difference when i put it on one side of my cheeks. A few min later,i totally noticed how different my cheeks looked. The texture is more powdery than you would usually expect from a make up primer. But it really settles into your skin. I love this!
Bought the sample of the "blend" (apricot) color. It provides no coverage -- concealer, foundation, and /or powder is more effective and at half the price. "Feels" good on skin and creates a smooth canvas, but the original clear primer is better for that. Agree w/user below that it does ball up on your skin, looking flaky. Glad I bought the sample and not the full size. Don't waste your money.
At first I thought I like this product, and I did but only while inside Nordstrom. Maybe it's just me or the lighting in Nordstorm. It didn't do much in the way of "correcting" or even blurring any freckles or acne scars. My skin did look a bit more even tone, but you can use powder for that. Anyhow, I purchased a new sunscreen and the combination of the sunscreen and primer caused it to bead up. One of them had to go, so of course it was the Smashbox color blend primer. For the price and the effectiveness of the product, I made the right decision.