I have been looking for a product like this for a long time! I have quite a bit of redness on my cheeks, chin, and forehead, which has made finding a matching foundation extremely difficult. Cool shades bring out the red, warm shades turn orange, and it's not easy to find a perfect neutral. I've tried lots of the green-tint-type products in a effort to even out my complexion prior to applying foundation, but the end result is an unnatural-looking mask. Then I tried this stuff... HG, HG, HG! It's a beige liquid with an almost imperceptible green tint. I've found that it applies best with a sponge to sheer it out. One pump is the right amount for my whole face. Apply it to your red areas only, let it dry (this is key to prevent streaking), then apply your foundation on top. It has a dry finish as opposed to dewy, which is fabulous for my oily skin. This is the only product that has been able to give me that natually even-complected look. Me: MAC NW20, NARS Deauville, brown hair/eyes, sensitive oily skin.
If you have reddish (ruddy) toned skin, this is the product for you. For years, I've covered my red face with foundations or powders only to see the red coming through at the end of the day. Now, my skin looks normal -- like a regular person.
If your skin isn't really red, this product will be a waste of money for you. Also, I can't imagine how this would work on someone with a tan or anything darker than medium beige tone skin.
Apply sparingly. Try mixing in a little oil-free moisturizer until you get the hang of application. One pump will be too much for you - less really is more. I can't image when I'm going to need a new bottle (you end up using so little of the product that it lasts forever) but I will certainly repurchase.
Well this is my hg redness corrector. I just "works"! I apply it over my moisturizer and under my primer. I find some days that is all I need instead of foundation.
it works extremely well for my oily acne prone skin. I first got it in a sample format from sephora and my first couple of tries I was not sure on it. But the end of the sample I had to cut the sample open like a book and practically lick it out..lol
I instantly purchased the full sized and have swapped for a back-up.
My only wish is that is was a tad bit thicker, my sample seemed a bit thicker than the full sized product. But I still LOVE this product.
It evens out my skin tone and seems to help with pore appearance as well.
I have bought it because it is oil-free. I have break-out prone skin and thought this would do someting to prevent the occasional outbursts. I have been using this for a month now and don't see anything special about it. It is hard to blend, my skin doesn't take it well even after the moisturizer. I don't think I will buy this again.
I bought this because the SA at Sephora touted it as being great. It was very hard to blend, even with moisturizer, and after a few days of use it irritated my skin. I have mild reddness on my cheeks and some on my nose, this did not "correct" the problem as it stated it would. I would not recommed this product not purchase again.
I'm undecided about this i bought it because i had post acne marks...it works okay, i wish it was a little more pigmented. but stayed put all day for me.
might buy agian..if you have light red marks could probably work well for you
Okay, so I was sketchy about this at first but I have to say after wearing it a few times, I'm falling in love. Lol. Word of advice, use immediately after moisturizing or you can end up with a chalky kind of look, but with moisturizer it just is amazing. I realize now that I was using foundation to cover redness (darn European fair skin, lol) when I really didn't need it for any other reason. My skin isn't really blotchy, it's just super sensitive and prone to flushing and this is really a life saver. I don't know how it'll work in the hot summer months, but for the crisp coolness of fall, it's my new HG item. A thin layer of this and some concealer on whatever pimples I may have and my ever present since childhood dark circles, and I'm good to go. I know this gets mixed reviews, but I now know that application is really key to anything, particularly the LORAC neutralizer so if you don't like the finish, try it again in a week and maybe use a bit less and for the love of chocolate, please moisturize first. Lol. I'm sold on it and I'm going to buy it again when I run out.
I received this as a sample from Sephora. When applied thinly with a sponge, it works great to even out complexion and hides redness. If you're covering pimples, it will not work well. If only it had a sun protection, I would had buy it.
I got 2 sample packets from Sephora and I just love this stuff. I have always had problems with my skin and a lot of red/pink undertones and I have tried plenty so I wasnít expecting much with this. But, I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Iíll agree with other reviewers that this stuff does have a yellow/gray color and even once you put it on it does give your face a somewhat muddy appearance BUT once you put a little foundation over the top your skin will look perfect. I donít recommend using this product instead of foundation or concealer, but with those products instead. It acts as a redness corrector plus foundation primer because everything goes on smoother once you put this stuff on. I think it even helps my makeup stay on longer throughout the day. I donít think it does anything for my complexion itself, it just really helps to reduce the redness. My advice: if you can get a sample of this, try it. I plan on buying the full-size product once my samples run out.
I love this product. I'm so upset I didn't realize it was around sooner. The slight grayish tint can be somewhat off-putting, but necessary, I suppose, if it's going to do anything that requires neutralizing. I have yellow toned skin that has occasional redness, especially around my chin, and I hate seeing any pink on my face other than on my cheeks, so having this around is really great. Admittedly, it is a little harder to blend than most other concealers and/or foundations, but not impossible, and not hard enough to keep me away from repurchasing or using again and again as needed. continued >>