Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Product Review: The Face Shop Professional Makeup Base #01 Green

Hello everyone! Today, I will be reviewing The Face Shop Professional Makeup Base.

 
 photo taken from www.thefaceshopen.com


 Product Description:
Oil-free, non-sticky makeup base helps skin banish unwanted shine for fresh makeup. Green neutralizes redness and evens out skin tone.

As you know, green colors are commonly used to neutralize redness.

So here it is when swatched:

 

 And here it is when it's blended in my hand. The lower part is where I blended it. Notice that it turned a bit whiter than the top of my hand:


 

You only actually need a small amount for the whole face, or else you will get a whitish cast. So yeah, a little goes a long way. The Face Shop website recommends this for combination to oily skin. Wanna know why? Because it's oil-free! Music to my ears.

So here's the rundown of pros and cons:

PROS
  • oil-free and non-sticky!
  • a little goes a long way
  • actually does a good job of neutralizing redness

CONS
  • can be drying for people with dry skin
  • I don't recommend this for morenas. This is better off for people who are on the fair side or else it will produce an ugly whitish cast. I find that for green, the fairer the skintone, the better the result.
  • Use a small amount even for fair people so it won't produce a whitish cast.

TIP:
  • Make sure to moisturize well before applying this. Even in my oily face, it tends to bring out the peeling spots (because of my tretinoin usage).

So because I love you so much, I will actually show you a picture of my face without makeup. As you can see it's very splotchy especially around the cheek area, and I'm breaking out in my chin area. The good news is that my face no longer looks like this because I recently had Pixel Laser on my face. This picture was pre-Pixel.

 

So here is how I look like after applying a small amount of the makeup base:

 

It looks all white right? Eww. But as you can see, it did cover up the redness.

So here's how I look like after foundation. I used Earthen Glow Cover Me Foundation in Yuan Yuan:


 

It no longer looks icky white. Notice that my skin tone is more even. Don't mind my eye area, though. I still haven't place concealer yet.

Will I buy this again? Yes. This retails for P355 (around $8)

16 comments:

~tHiAmErE~ said...

thanks for the review,hun
very helpful!

i always see this in TFS but im not sure if i'll buy it because i guess im a bit OC when it comes to packaging.

i hate it when i can see marks on the tube like this packaging. ayoko ng my tupi tupi e
hehehe
XD

GirL With GLasSes... said...

wow! you have beautiful skin crystal!
ill put this base in my next shopping list! i am really looking for a new base or face primer.

Denise said...

three years ago i bought this same product and it didn't work for me. It's feels like it's melting from my face. what's wrong with me? hihihi.

have a great 2010 gorgeous. love your eyes! so bright.


I am Denise Katipunera

herroyalbleakness said...

good thing it worked for you, Crystal. It didn't fare well for my icky oily skin I guess... saka I got too white with it.

Hmmm... ill revisit it later and check if it'll still look bad on me as it did before.

♥ mia said...

i have this too but i havent gotten the hang of putting it on yet. i dunno if i always put too much, coz i always turn out whiter than id like to be

but it does help neutralize redness and make foundation application smoother, so i havent lost hope on it yet

great review! the pics really showed the difference :)

Blair said...

I need a new green primer and this one fits the bill! Thanks for reviewing it Crystal =D

Crystal said...

thiamere, haha you don't like seeing the marks? OC ka nga. haha

jing, you really think so? haha thanks. glad i could help.

denise, i'm sorry it didn't work for you. LOL the eyes are courtesy of flexwear :)

Crystal said...

herroyalbleakness, try lessening the amount you put so you won't look so white.

mia, i hope it works for you. maybe you just have to lessen the amount :)

Crystal said...

blair, LOL did i enable you? haha. i hope it works for you.

leslielovesmakeup said...

i bought this also but after 2 weeks of using it i broke out. :(

Crystal said...

leslie, aww i'm sorry it didn't work for you. i don't use it everyday though because i'm too lazy but i used it for three days straight and i haven't had any problems.

Askmewhats said...

eeekk drying for people with dry skin! I'm flying to the opposite direction na :) thanks for the review!

Crystal said...

nikki, yeah this is not for you.

OD in GT said...

hi sis, you had Pixel done finally... how much did it cost you? i think it's also good if you can document (with pics, if possible) how your skin will turn out at this blog, what do you think?

Crystal said...

od, actually i plan to do that. I'm waiting for one month to see the results since it doesn't come out that immediately.

spanisheyes said...

Hi.... great review! Actually, I've read it about 4 times already. I've been lemming to buy this... but I've been looking for a review on it's purple shade. Unfortunately, I can't find one. I don't really have red spots I need to cover, and since I have yellow undertone, I thought I'd buy the purple/violet for the glow. Still, there have been great reviews for the green. Grrr... I don't know which one to buy.

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