Rosy cheeks = good. Rosy forehead, nose, chin... not so much. This primer sinks in quickly and neutralizes my redness so well that I could almost leave the house without putting any foundation on at all. I use Bare Minerals matte powder, and this helps it stay on nicely. And it doesn't break me out, hallelujah!
It's not cheap, but if it continues to make my skin look this good I'll keep shelling out the cash. I wish I could say the same for the stupid Origins mushroom crap that supposedly reduces redness.
I bought this on the recommedation of the MUA at Sephora, but always was skeptical. It has a thick consistency and stayed on the surface of my skin, giving my face a green cast, even under foundation.
As a primer it does work, though.
I ended up returning the green primer to the store, and bought the same primer in "neutral - 0 ". I like the neutral much better. It's not as thick for some reason, and of course is colorless.
I would repurchase the neutral, but not the green.
I have very oily skin, and I have to say I am very impressed with this product. My foundation (MUFE Matte Velvet +) goes on smoother and lasts longer. I've used both the Neutral and Green and found them to be comparable to one another. Does not seem to be making me break out either! I think the trick is putting the primer on and waiting for 3-5 minutes, the box states that it has evaporating silicones. On days that I've put my foundation on without waiting I've been really disappointed with the results.
Will try the blue next, I have not had any problems with the green highlighting any flaking, or showing up. It seems to melt right into my skin, and does not even neutralize the redness. I do make a point of exfoliating well, and don't have much flaking skin anymore, but on days that I don't exfoliate I don't see that this is a problem either. The pigment is just not that potent. If you need a green to cancel out redness the Eucerin concealer works much better.
I love this product. I am fair with some redness around my nose and chin area. I moisturize first with Neutrogena Healthy Skin, and then use the primer on the center of my face. I follow with a light foundation (right now trying NARS sheer matte).
The primer brings down the redness immediately. I don't have a problem with the dryness other complain of since I'm oily. It works so well for me that I don't even need a foundation on casual days...just a little concealer to cover whatever spots happen to be trying to ruin my mood.
Like the review i did for the neutral one this product has the consistency of moisturizer. It smells great, keeps my makeup form sinking into my pores and it lasts all day. The green helps on days when I look overly red and I want to reduce that.
I think the only reason this has 2 stars is because I use it everyday so I've grown attached. But really.. let's face it people. This is moisturizer with green food coloring. It does cancel red slightly, but I'm sure there's pretty color correcting primers out there. It also gives my foundation a slight green tinge when i apply it with my fingers.. EW!
It does help a little (I have moderate rosacea in the cheeks) but not as it claims. I would not purchase ever again, not worth the price.
I got two large samples of this from sephora and used it for about a week.
Its not a very good primer at all- it feels a lot like a bright green moisturizer.
Especially for the price I do not recommend.
Although I am a huge fan of MUFE, this product was disappointing. I needed the green colour correcting primer to neutralize redness on my nose and cheeks but this barely covered them. I am not a huge fan of the texture but my makeup has always stayed put so can't complain. For $32CDN, it was a cheaper alternative to Smashbox's photofinish primer.
Terrible product! Did not cover any redness on cheeks.