For today, I will do a demo and a mini review on two products: smashbox photo finish color correcting primer in adjust (green) and Clinique redness solution targeted corrector.
The bare face
Smashbox color correcting primers come in three shade: adjust (green) to counteract redness, balance (purple) to counteract sallowness and blend (apricot) to even out discoloration and unevenness.
This primer comes in a 30 ml bottle and I payed it around 48$ CAN, so it's definitely a luxury item. It has the same silicone silkiness as the original photo finish.
Here's my face with the primer on
The corrector I used is Clinique redness solution targeted concealer. This is a creamy stick intended to use all over or on targeted area. The texture is quite creamy. I wouldn't recommend using this everywhere, but it's good on larger red spots like rosacea.
Here's my face after the primer and concealer
My skin is now ready for foundation and I can now afford to wear a bit of blush.
Use a redness correcting primer if you redness is apparent in most of your face. Use a corrector for targeted spot and on blemishes (but I would use a dryer corrector on blemishes like the mac studio finish in the NC shades. I don't like using a green corrector because you can always see it through, I think that yellow does a better job.
You can also use a yellow primer to correct redness (MAC makes one) or a blue primer to give a porcelain effect. I will review a blue primer on Monday and talk about other correcting primer shades for different skin tones.