I usually use L'oreal's Magic perfecting base as my main primer, but there are some days when my skin has redness in it, or it just looks blah and dull. Almay's Perfect and Correct Primer contains green and purple shades blended together to counteract redness and brighten up dull skin tones, so I definitely wanted to try it out.
Here's what the Almay website says about it:
"New multi-tasking face primer intuitively adjusts to smooth and soften skin while correcting skin's most common problems with visible color correcting strands. green ribbons neutralize redness, while swirls of lavender pigments even out and brighten skin tone. imperfections are diffused and skin is up to 265% more hydrated. this lightweight, non-oily formula works for all skin types but is specifically formulated for sensitive skin. wear it alone for a flawless finish or underneath foundation for the first step to perfected skin."
Here are some swatches:
This primer has a very silky texture compared with other primers I've used. It has a dewy finish, as opposed to a matte finish, and feels really moisturizing on the skin. For someone like me who's dry, it feels amazing, but if you're oily, it might feel like it has too much slip for you. So does it really counteract redness? I put it to the test...I put the primer on my left hand and compared it to my right-
My left hand looks way smoother, more hydrated, and yes, less red! I was really impressed that I could see an obvious difference, because I wasn't expecting to notice it that much.
While I'm not sure if this made my foundation last any longer, I love it just for the fact that it creates a super smooth, soft, neutral base to apply my makeup to.
Have you tried this yet? Also, if anyone with oily skin has tried this, I'd love to hear what you thought and if it worked for you!