I have some little reddish bumps on my face, nothing huge, but in the summer it looks kind of worse. Anyways, I tried the green version because the SA told me it would combat redness in the skin. It seems like it somewhat reduces the redness, but it was nothing major. In terms of it being a good primer, I don't think it was. My foundation went on just as how it would have gone over regular moisturizer, and it did not help my foundation stay on any longer than usual. I returned this because it wasn't worth the $40.
Honestly the best green primer out there for sure! trust me tried alot!
I have this primer in a periwinkle color, which is No.2
I LOVE this primer! It's so smooth, mild, and does its job! It's not like pore clogging or harsh on my acne prone skin. I bought this when I used to have really oily skin, and it really absorbed the oil throughout the day, and made my foundation stay on much longer. Now, my skin is less oily in general, and this works even better! It is said that you can wear this alone without any foundation, but you know, that's just personal reference. I personally wouldnt.
The color blends well into the skin, without any residues or streakiness! I dont wear this everyday though. It's only for special occasions or going somewhere where I know I'm gonna stay out for long hours.
It's definitely worth a try if you're looking for a foundation primer
I love this stuff! I'm a blue-eyed blonde with fair skin and I've tried a number of green primers to reduce the redness in my skin and nothing works as well as MUFA's HD green primer. The green "neutralizes" the redness and leaves me with porcelain skin. It does give me a yellow undertone but it makes my skin look creamy rather than sallow.
I also like the fact that it has the smoother, thinner consistancy of foundation rather than the thicker gel-like consistancy of other primers like Smashbox. I find that it applies easier and more evenly on my skin.
MUFA also doesn't leave me shiny or cause breakouts. My foundation seems to last longer, but I also don't have to apply nearly as much because I'm not trying to cover up so much redness anymore. In short, it's a "forever" product!
I bought this product from Sephora after having tried many, many green primers/color correctors. While I liked that this product did not clump up into green balls or look noticeably green (as others have before), it was quite dark and made my skin look...sickly, or just "off." To be fair, it did tone down my redness a bit.
This primer is almost like a Photoshop tool to get rid of redness in your skin. I have very prominent facial redness and although this primer didn't get rid of all of it, it did a very, very good job. It definitely cut down on the "flushed" look without making me look like Shrek and it is also the best green colored product I have ever used, for instance Physician's Formula stuff.
You can just pat this primer onto clean, dry skin and then put a layer over of some foundation. The texture is a little runny but nothing too difficult to work with. I got a sample of this stuff from Sephora but am on the fence about buying a full-size bottle because it is fragranced and it has silicones in it, both of which are bad for my dry, acne prone skin.
I've only used the primer for two days so I can't say if it will break you out or not, but I don't think the primer did much to make my foundation go on better or last longer. If I were to buy it, I would just be buying it for its red-diminishing properties.
UPDATE: So, I took the plunge and finally bought a full-size bottle. I've been using it for a few weeks and I've got to say, I love it! Together with my trusty Shiseido foundation, this green primer does a fantastic job reducing facial redness without breaking me out. The primer also "fills in" my pores and makes my dry skin look smoother. The only thing is, I'm not sure the primer helps my foundation last longer. It makes my foundation look better upon application, but... towards the end of the day, my skin gets oily like it normally does. Anyway, a great product, but $$$ so buy during Sephora's FF sale!
The Good: Goes on nicely, tones down redness, looks and feels nice under makeup.
The Bad: It didn't do much to make my pores appear smaller, stung the sensitive area around my nose, and I'm almost positive it has been making me break out(which rarely happens).
It's a nice product, but not for me. I'll probably exchange it at Sephora for a different primer.
My HG Primer, I absolutely love it. Currently i have a lot of blemishes. My face is acne prone due to hormonal imbalances. Therefore i am constantly dealing with those red spots, plus my skin has some redness on my cheeks in general. This primer helps with neutralizing the redness on my face. I love the texture and how it matifies my skin. It does not leave it greasy. Just the perfect base to then apply my concelear and my foundation. I have tried this primer with different foundations without any problems at all. Highly recommend you checking out this primer. In my opionion, much better than the Smashbox that i tried.
This primer works wonders. It reduces red tones, minimizes pores, and keeps make up looking fresh and clean all day. It goes on silky smooth and dries quickly.
I love that it comes in a pump. I think it's very affordable considering it only takes a small amount and it smells good!
Will continue to repurchase as necessary.
I really like this primer. I tried it a few times in Sephora, and then got a sample before I decided that it was worth the cost and bought a whole bottle.
The texture of this primer is great. I use one pump for my whole face, and it goes on very evenly and sinks right into my skin (I have combination skin, slightly dry on my cheeks, slightly oily in my t-zone). It feels good on my skin, - like my skin is lightly moisturized, not like I'm wearing makeup. I think this primer reduces both the appearance and the feel of imperfections like dry flakey skin, large pores, or bumps. (Read: *reduces* not *eliminates*.) The texture is not supernaturally silky smooth like I have experienced with some primers, it's just nicely smooth and ready for makeup application.
Makeup applies more smoothly and naturally over this primer. This helps keep my makeup from sinking into the larger pores around my nose, and every foundation or concealer that I've tried over it applies nicely.
In terms of color, this primer does help reduce the redness in my skin. My complexion is fairly neutral, and quite pale (NC/W 15-20ish in the MAC range), but I have a lot of redness, especially in my cheeks. Also, when I break out, even once blemishes are healed, it takes a long time for the red/purple marks to fade away. This primer does not erase redness or imperfections from my skin, but it does tone them down, and help them sort of "fade into the background". I can still see a red-toned flush on my cheeks, but it's not as loud as it is without this primer. I can still see the imperfections in my skin, but they are less obvious. The greenness of the primer completely disappears into my skin, BUT my skin appears slightly warmer toned (as in more yellow) than it looks alone. I'm not saying it turns my skin yellow - this is a subtle difference, not a major one, - but if you are concerned about your skin appearing yellowish, you might be better advised to try the Blue primer in this line. A minor warming in my skin-tone is no problem for me, I actually didn't notice it at first.
I use only one pump of this primer, which I put onto my hand, and then I dot it around my face and spread it and blend it in with my fingers. (The way I noticed the yellow in the first place was because it leaves a bit of a yellow "stain" on my hand and my fingers after I use it - this comes off if I wash my hands.)
I will continue to repurchase this, but I might consider getting the Blue primer from this line as well and mixing them together, or just seeing if that color is also good on me.
For those with a lot of redness that they're looking to cover - if I use this, and the follow it with Shiseido's Color Control stick (a light yellowish green) over the places on my face with the most redness, and then blend it in well, that covers just about everything. Using foundation as well covers it all. Most of the time I'm happy with one or the other, but if I'm trying to make my face look really perfect I'll use a light application of both.