photo taken from www.thefaceshopen.com
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:
- oil-free and non-sticky!
- a little goes a long way
- actually does a good job of neutralizing redness
- 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.
- 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)