Hey guys, you may have read in my 'what's in my (travel) makeup bag' post that one new item I'd recently been sold on was No.7's Colour Calming Primer. My skin has always been sensitive and sometimes my redness just refuses to be covered up by foundation. So I was really excited when I went shopping a couple of weeks ago and bought my first 'correction' primer that promised to tone down redness.
A couple of points though for application...
- The primer dries pretty fast, so I would recommend applying it in sections.
- Make sure your skin is dry as it proved a lot harder to blend when there was a bit of moisture left on my face (probably a bit of an obvious one).
So, does it do what it promises? In my opinion it absolutely does. I actually couldn't be happier with this product. You really only need to apply a small amount of the primer as a little goes a long way, and the green tone seemed to instantly diffuse the redness. Not only that, but my skin was smoothed out, primed and ready for my foundation.
Any downsides? One downside is that I wouldn't wear this alone as sometimes the highly pigmented green colouring doesn't completely blend, but once foundation or concealer goes on top it makes an amazing difference!
For £11 I would say the product was worth it, but I'll also be on the look out for more colour correcting primers from other brands once I've used this up.
P.S. The primer also comes in a lavender colour to brighten sallow complexions! (tempting...)
Have you tried this or any other colour correcting primers? Let me know if you have any recommendations :)