Needless to say, I love primers! I wouldn't apply make up without a good primer as a base anymore, it makes my make up feel heavy - if you know what I mean.
|I bought all three types from Cherry Culture, they retail for $12 USD each!|
You may be wondering why anyone would want to be purple or green, these are colour correctors. Green balances redness and purple brings colour back to dull skin (I get dull skin when I'm sick for example). When using any coloured primer, remember to blend well and allow setting time before application of foundation to prevent a sickly green or purple tinge. However that will not be an issue with these primers since they blend out completely (and rather pointlessly) clear.
|Anti-Redness Tube and Swatch.|
This is their anti-redness formula due to green colour of the primer. When blended, it becomes translucent (without even a green sheen). Unfortunately, coloured primers are next-to-useless for counteracting and correcting colour irregularities unless a VERY large amount is used. If anything, this may slightly reduce redness but with very subtle results. Don't expect any miracles in regards to colour correction.
|Anti-Dull Tube and Swatch. You can see the oily texture (good for dry skin - which is often more prone to being "dull")!|
Remember that scene in Edward Scissorhands where the Avon lady slathers purple cream all over his face to "bring back colour" but it only made him look awkward and strange? It's actually one of my favourites scenes purely for the ambiguity of the moment.
Well, this purple primer is meant to work like it was intended to in the movie. The only thing is this also blends out clear (no purple undertones either) - so unlike the costume make up purple primers which actually work to bring colour back to dull, gray skin - this primer will have as much effect as the anti-redness mentioned earlier unless it is literally slathered on unforgivingly. I use this on days I'm sick and colourless but the results are mainly in my mind.
|The Original and Swatch.|
Please remember that what works for me may not work for you and vice versa. Make up is fun, enjoy experimenting and playing around with different ideas. These primers are relatively inexpensive for 30mLs of product, all of them blend very well, and make good additions for any make up kit. So if you're thinking of giving it a go - why not?
Stay Beautiful! xx