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on 6/20/2011 11:07:00 PM
More reviews by thupham2
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This is a very oily product. You can't tell if you do a patch test on your hand coz the chalky powder that is mixed into the cream dominates the surface and you are tricked into thinking that it is actually dry. You need to have bought it and worn a full-face of it for a day to realise how heavy....and greasy it is.I put a blob of this on my blotting paper next to a blob of my foundation (do the same if you own any). Watch the oil seep out the sheet 4hrs! It is crazy...then imagine that much oil on your face. This definitely contains a lot of oil (mineral oil?)...and explains why my face frequently felt heavy and greasy throughout the day after using this as a primer (Oddly enough, it feels chalky and dry right after application). It is a decent green color corrector and definitely does a fine job of muting down redness, but it is not worth the compromise of a thick, suffocated feeling + oily appearance. The oil ingredient in this reflects the cheapness of the product which comes as no surprise. If you want quality, texture and long-lastingness, look elsewhere. This only gets thumbs ups for the anti-redness but fails in everything else.
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on 6/6/2011 11:18:00 AM
More reviews by theiriina
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Fine
I got it on Ebay for 1,99 pounds which is extremely cheap compared to it's lovelyness :) It is a great base for your makeup, it makes your base last all day long and evens out skin tone (reduces mild to severe redness) extremely well! The only thing I don't like about it is that it makes my skin a bit oily and it breaks me out if I use it more than two days a week.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 4/1/2011 10:28:00 PM
More reviews by azncrow7
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Product Description: "Oil-free, non-sticky makeup base helps skin banish unwanted shine for fresh makeup. Green neutralizes redness and evens out skin tone. For combination to oily skin. Size: 40ml/1.4fl.oz."PROS:Neutralizes redness very wellVery small amount neededProvides a matte finishSmooths and evens out complexionHelps makeup last longerNo FragranceVery affordable for amountCONS:Strong pale white cast if too much is usedSomewhat dryingCan be difficult to blend due to thick textureDoesn't really control oilContains silicones, for those who are sensitiveCan be hard to findFinal Thoughts:I suffer from redness around the nose, mouth, and cheeks so I really wanted to neutralize them. I've had this product for over a year and found it to be an affordable corrector for redness. It works very well with what it's supposed to do, so I will continue to use this product but I am on the lookout for a better primer/corrector.A little goes a long way with this. Only a small amount is needed to help neutralize the redness, otherwise you WILL be left with a whitish cast. The texture is also thick and a bit drying, so blending it in may be somewhat difficult. It doesn't seem to control oil, but it does prolong the wear of foundation. This could probably be used by all skin types as long as you properly moisturize beforehand, since it does seem a bit drying even on my oily skin.
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on 3/5/2011 5:46:00 PM
More reviews by purfyoom
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
The best primer I've ever had. People even ask me if I use any foundation because my face looks natural and smooth with this primer.
on 12/29/2010 11:53:00 AM
More reviews by tadukhipa
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I just bought the green one and I'm testing it right now. It definitely made my skin smoother and a lot paler (which is what I'm aiming for anyways) however my face feels a little bit .. heavy for lack of a better word. My skin is pretty fair but I have rosacea~ this base seems to do the trick with that.Anyways seems like it's worth the 3$ I payed for it (PS I live in Korea :) )
on 11/28/2010 1:29:00 AM
More reviews by saphiric
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Medium
The Face Shop is a Korean drugstore brand, so this product was dirt cheap. I can say the same for the quality--it's a drugstore brand quality, like the American version of E.L.F or Wet n Wild. Don't really know what all the hype is about this product. I was estatic to find something that wouldn't break me out and silicone-free while still remaining affordable, and I thought this would be it. Sadly, my expectations were not met. This primer left a white cast similar to what sunscreen does on my face. Makes me ghastly pale and sickly looking. I guess that's how it "covers" facial redness, by making you look like you have a white mask on. The blendability of this sucks too, really not smooth and extremely tacky, especially when you try to layer it on other skincare products. I've used it once, will NOT use again. I'm putting it up for swap if anyone's interested.
on 11/6/2010 9:48:00 AM
More reviews by redchinamarker
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Medium
I had a horrible day recently when I used my Neutrogena Wave with a washcloth and some heavy cleanser then accidentally used a harsh toner and, idiotically, a Skin Food peach sake sheet mask. (I mean, it's a great mask, but pouring SAKE on my already irritated skin?)The next day I was still red EVERYWHERE and I grabbed this in desperation. For such a low price, there's a LOT of product. It has the consistency of tinted moisturizer and is very easy to apply. It immediately toned down the redness and after the rest of my makeup I looked completely normal. Best of all, it didn't further irritate my skin. I didn't try to spot-correct anything and I think the consistency would not be ideal for small things like pimples, but across large areas of skin this works very well.I also really like the packaging. The tube compresses as you use it, like toothpaste, so it feels substantial and you always know how much you have left.
on 9/6/2010 3:58:00 AM
More reviews by neslin
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
It's a great base for such a cheap price tag. I've had very red face throughout my whole life, mostly big red cheeks and i could never work with blushes properly. They always looked on a reddish side and like I apply it all over to my chinbone. And this one is the first primer i've ever used and it worked amazing! I applied very tiny amount since i didn't want to have a green face, after applying it actually looked like a foundation that is very lighter than my actual skintone. Then after a couple of hours I've noticed my blush looks perfect,just like the way it should have and I had a evened out complexion. It's a steal for this price and you'll only need to use a tiny amount. I'll be repurchasing this my whole life !
on 5/27/2010 11:39:00 AM
More reviews by cendana
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
Price is surprisingly very cheap for an excellent product!! I'm impressed! Korean's brand The Face Shop has done it!! (reference:: i'm around nc25-30, hourglass #2, diorskin nude 023/030, nars fiji/punjab)Its consistency may be slightly on the thicker side, but apply it lightly and really blend it on your face, you'll see that it does gives the appearance of poreless smooth finish. It does counteract the redness and it works nicely as undereye dark circles concealers too!! It does look ghostly pale when applied alone, but use this as base and you'll get a nice flawless finish ;) Will repurchase but for now this 1 tube will last me awhile! Interested to try out the Violet now =)
on 3/10/2010 5:42:00 AM
More reviews by vwaratah
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse
The best affordable primer ever!! I love this stuff!! it evens out my complexion and gives me a nice, clear glowing skin. I have some little red spots and scars from pimples but this stuff smoothens and evens them to my skin. However, it can be quite oily during the summer months so I only use it just a little during those months. The price is fabulous, very cheap for its quality. it's quite durable. For me, it would last about 6-8 hours per day.
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