“ Brand: Boots 17 / Type: Concealers / Texture: Cream „
I'm familiar with the concept that green cancels out the red in your complexion but I've never tried this out until recently. I saw the No17 Even Tone Colour Correcting Cream and at £4ish, thought it might be worth experimenting with. The cream comes in a tube that stands on it's lid. The packaging is plain but to the point, no frills but all the information you're likely to need. Instructions advise that the product corrects unbalanced skin tone and rosy complexion. On dispensing the product I found it was much more of a liquid than I was expecting. Very runny for something advertised as a cream. It is a pastel green in colour although it's not heavily pigmented. On applying it to my face I found a little cream spread far and so only a little was needed for my whole face to be covered. It was very wet and took a while to sink in. I found myself 'rubbing' it in as I might a body moisturiser. The green colour disappeared upon application and I didn't see any immediate difference tp my skin tone. On applying foundation over this cream I was again disappointed to see no real improvement in my rosy complexion. On experimenting with this product since I've found that applying multiple layers of the colour correcting cream does build the green pigment and reduces the red colouration in my skin. This takes some time however and is not something I am able to do everyday due to the time involved. I wasn't overly impressed with this cream and found that it fell below the usually high standards of the No17 range. More of a liquid than a cream, it takes time and patience to acheive the improvement it advertises.
If you are like me and you don't have the most even complexion in the world, however good your foundation, those little blotchy bits and imperfections will show through, unless you cake yourself in make up, of course, which is an even worse look! I was browsing the eyeshadows in Boots 17 range a little while ago and I came across this product, it's cheap as chips so I thought I'd give it a go. It's a pale green cream which you rub into the skin before applying your make up. Yes it's green! but don't worry, it does not make your skin green, it soaks in and is invisible. The idea is that it makes your skin and even base for your make up so you don't get those light and dark patches showing through. It's not a miracle worker, but I did notice a good improvement when using it. Also, it is really nice to put on before make up and it feels fresh and cool on the skin. Very resonably priced, a few pound a tube, it's good value too. as you only need a few blobs of cream per application it lasts too.
Helps to calm and neutralize the skins complexion /