So the product is vey light a little too light. Despensing the product, I was very excited on the green color hoping that this will finally cool down the redness in on my face. NOPE. Sorry. The product is so light that the color fades making no real difference on coverage. As a primer it also falls short. It didn't prime as well as the regular primer. But since it was soo light it didn't make me break out so thats a plus but I think i'll just stick with the regular primer with and excellent foundation.
The first few days I started using this product I thought it was great. It did help my makeup look fresh, matte, and go on smoother, but what primer doesn't? Unfortunately, it made my skin break out, primarily on my chin and forehead.. and seemed to be irritating my pores constantly. It may have been the fragrance, because the Smashbox photofinish light primer is fragrance free and never irritates my skin. I am switching back.
can't say that i love this but i don't hate it either. I am going to give this another week before i decide if i want to return it or not but so far it's just ok. I actually like the sephora green primer a little better because it smooths down my skin much more than the mufe primer, i don't know why but my skin feels a bit tacky when i apply the mufe primer.
This product does exactly what I want it to do - covers redness and smooths out my skin. The only time I've experienced actual green tinting was when I purposely slathered the stuff on really thickly to protect my sensitive skin from oily stage makeup (and of course, once the stage makeup was on, the slight green tint was immaterial). It does put up a great barrier on my skin to protect it from the stage stuff. In everyday use, it takes away redness and smooths out my skin tone. It's got a hefty price tag, but the bottle does last a very long time. For me, it's worth it.
I alternate this product with Smashbox's green primer. This one doesn't have the same amount of silicone in it, so it's less slippery, but I still like it. This primer does more to reduce the redness, but not as much to smooth out my skin. My foundation applies nicely over this and I much prefer it to the heinousness that was L'Oreal's green primer.
There are two types of green primers: pale mint green primers and deeper green primers. This one is in between the two. It neutralizes redness without creating a grey tone to your skin and it helps your foundation stay on longer. The pump is nice and I really like the formula. I'd continue to buy this, even though it's expensive.
I would probably give this another go, though I'd like to try out some other green primers first. I asked for a sample at Sephora, and the gave me enough for about 4 days.
It blended really well with my pale as hell skin and there were no OMG GREEN streaks under my tinted moisturizer. It didn't smooth out my pores all that much (I always get my hopes up when I try a new primer though). When I wake up and get out of the shower my face is pretty blotchy, I also often rest my jaw on my hand which makes a red mark...it didn't do much to cover big or bright blotches like that sadly. However, a couple times I caught my reflection and noticed how bright and overall even my skin looked!
I think as long as you blend properly, wait for the primer to sink in before you apply makeup, and don't expect miracles then this might work for you.
I am on the hunt to find the best primer for my odd really natural red cheeks...I have tried two so far one was this primer and one was the green l'Oreal primer.....I would have to say I like the other primer better...the makeup forever primer isnt as thick or as green as i would like it so i would have to put a lot of it on untill it worked and by the time it would work i would look sick with all of the green on my face.....the l'Oreal primer is thick and you could put less on without looking sick for it to work....And about less then half the cost to buy it!!! My hunt has ended...BUY THE L'OREAL PRIMER!
Though it works slightly better than its Smashbox competitor, this primer still doesn't combat redness the way I would hope it to. Don't get me wrong, you may think that I'm being too critical, that my expectations are extreme, but I assure you they are not. I just haven't found a primer that has made any significant change in the redness of my cheeks. This product is more smooth and blendable than the competition, however. The pump bottle makes for an easy application and doesn't waste product by pumping more than necessary. There is no detectable scent.
i reaaaalllyyyy wanted this to work, after reading all of the positive reviews i was so eager to try it out. On the first application, i thought i had my HG for sure. the primer went on smoothly, it made my acne scarring less noticeable, and my foundation lasted all day. By the 6th day, horrible cystic acne and whiteheads popping up ALL OVER MY FACE. i dont have sensitive skin at all, and my skin has been clear for a year and a half, and to suddenly fall back into the acne again... i was mortified. I honestly didnt think it was my primer at first. i assumed that my breakouts were the cause of the summer heat/sweat/dirt, so i stuck with the primer for another month. needless to say the blemishes continued and got worse. i finally stopped using it last week and im nearly clear again. so overall, i would never EVER get near this stuff again.
This product did not work for me. I give it a 2 because it does reduce a little bit of the redness in my cheeks, but as a primer, it is a total fail. Rather than provide a smooth surface on which my foundation is supposed to glide on, I find that my foundation is actually a bit streakier, settles into my pores more, and is harder to blend. Staying isn't great either, and I don't find it moisturizing. At $35, I don't recommend even trying this - there are less expensive options.