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It must be age but recently I have started to notice a few red veins popping up on my face which weren't there before. They don't really bother me to be honest as they are only faint but there a a few around my nose and it makes it look a bit red and so I wanted to do something about it. I read about how green foundation can actually tone down red skin and so when I saw this green corrector stick from the Natural Collection in Boots I thought it might help blend them away before I put on my foundation.
According to Boots, "The Natural Collection Corrector Stick easy to blend green concealer helps to hide areas of rosy skin and neutralise skin tone." This is exactly what I was looking for it to do. The corrector stick is basically just like it says, a stick that looks much like a lip stick. It comes in a lipstick style tube and in order to access the stick you simply twist the bottom and the stick will move up and down. There is a lid which goes over the stick which keeps it in tact and i find this fits ok if a little loose at times but it stays on fairly well. It simply says Natural Collection on the white plastic packaging and then there is a little bit of information telling you it is the corrector stick. This is good because I also have the Natural Collection concealer stick which looks exactly the same and it is quite hard to tell the difference between the two although it does have a green sticker at the end which is helpful.
The stick is in the consistency of a solid foundation and is quite a minty green looking colour. Once you figure out how to apply this corrector in the best way for you then I think you will find, like me that it is good and does cover up the red but you do need to put it on carefully. I find if you actually use it like a stick you get too much product transfer and it ends up looking a bit uneven and powdery. You only need to use the tiniest amount as I find it doesn't smooth on the best. I find it's best to either use a little brush so you can really target the red area you want to cover or I sometimes rub a little bit onto my finger and dab the area on my face I want to cover. I only need to cover tiny little veins but if you suffer from quite red cheeks or skin then perhaps you could use just the stick to apply it.
The cover does work really well though and it does calm down my red veins and hide them, allowing me to then apply the rest of my make up on a fresh looking face. The cover seems to last for quite a while and it does not go greasy or shiny in any way which is nice.
At only £1.99 for a small stick it is a good cover up for redness that I recommend.
I don't get a lot of spots but when I am on my period I tend to break out a little bit and also when my skin decided that I haven't been treating it well enough then I will get a spot or two. It wouldn't matter so much but when I get a spot they tend to be really big and angry looking red ones.
They often last for a week and I spend that time making sure that I use some products that are going to clean my skin out so I don't get more but this doesn't help with the spots that I already have. Concealer can only do so much to hide a spot and I bought this as green counteracts redness and I thought it would help if I dabbed some of this on before my skin coloured concealer.
I also wanted it because I have some broken veins on the side of my nose that aren't terrible but are bad enough that they bother me and I had hoped that this would help disguise them. I have used a green tinted cream before to disguise any redness and thought it was rubbish but I hoped that a green stick might be better as I could target only the areas that I wanted and be able to blend it in without looking ashen like I did with the green cream.
I bought this at Boot's where it costs £1.99. It looks like a green coloured lip stick and you use it by putting it where you have redness and then just blending it in to your skin. I found out quickly it was pretty useless for covering spots as unless they are below the skin it just clings to the top of them and doesn't blend so I ended up having to put more skin coloured concealer on top which also stuck and in the end I was just drawing more attention to the spot.
I started using it for my nose and here it was a little bit better. It blended in well and it didn't leave any green marks behind but the camouflage it gave really was minimal. I also used it on my cheek bones before foundation and blusher as I tend to get red cheeks when I have been out and it is hot so I thought that this would help to disguise that but again it didn't do all that much really and the redness still came through.
It also had a really waxy feel to it which wasn't all that nice and I felt that on the areas where I put it my make-up that I put on top didn't last as long.
In the end I just stopped using it as though it did give a little bit of coverage it wasn't that great and because any redness that I have isn't that bad I decided it wasn't worth the effort of having to use one more product when I was already trying to get the amount of make-up that I use on my face down.
Being christmas day I've been fiddling about with all my presents - no this wasn't one of them, but a small makeup bag was, so I've been sorting through my old bag, throwing out the rubbish an putting the stuff I do use into the new bag. Unfortunately this was a product that didn't make the cut. Why? Well the primary reason is the stick has manage to snap off at the base, but even with that aside it's still a product I wasn't overly impressed with...
What is it?
This corrector stick by Boot's 'Natural collection' range is a green stick, very much in the form of a conventional lipstick, that is designed to cover and neutralize red tones in your facial skin. It comes packaged in a very basic white tube that splits near the base and twists to allow more of the stick to be shown.
One would assume from the design that it is designed to be applied straight onto the skin, given the lipstick like tip, however after very minimal usage I was attempting to apply it in this manner one day when it went and snapped, pretty much rendering the product unusable. That said once/if you have managed to apply some of the product to your skin, I then rubbed it into said red areas.
Does it work?
Yes and no - I found it did work in the sense that it made the red toned areas of my skin less obvious, but it didn't really mask them as effectively as I hoped. When teamed with a regular concealer and foundation though the result is acceptable in terms of colour. Before application you must ensure you have properly exfoliated as this corrector stick will cling to any rough areas of skin making them stand out like a sore thumb.
The stick has a definite waxy feel to me, which oddly turns into a powdery sensation upon application to the skin and when you touch the skin afterwards - it's very much artificial feeling and I was left able to feel that I was wearing makeup, when the ideal would be to feel that everything in that department was 'au naturel'.
This set me back the grand sum of £1.99, which if I'd like it would have been a great price as for the amount of product required per use, it would theoretically last a long time.
Would I recommend it?
No not really. It did help a bit in reducing unpleasant red tones, but I feel the quality was poor - the casing on mine has split (despite no known impact damage) and the stick itself snapped at the base, not to mention the weirdly unpleasant waxy/powdery sensation.
This green correcctor is from a brand exclusive to boots and retails for £1.99. Usually Boots have a promotion for this brand which means you can get 3 products for £5 but right now Boots are offering 4 for £5 online.
This concealer is packaged in the same packaging as the concealer, a simply white packaged twist up stick. For £1.99 you get enough product, which if used non-stop would easily last you 2 months.
This can be used on spots or onto rosy skin. It can be applied directly from the stick, with a brush or mixed into your foundation or moisturier.
It blends easily to neutralise my cheek redness and is great under and on top of foundation.If you have darker skin you may find this is ashy but if you are pale, like me, it will be easily disguised.
As for staying power, I did notice it wearing off after a couple of hours and my redness peaking through but I did not expect it to last much longer for the price.
There are similar dupes to this on the drugstore but why pay more for something exactly the same.
I was told that using a green concealer can help to cover red spots, as I suffer from breakouts I decided to find just that, a green concealer. I searched almost every beauty store and this is what I found. The product comes in stick form and resembles a lipstick in size. At the mere price of £1.99 from boots I really wasn't expecting much.
Unfortunately I wasn't surprised, when I applied the concealer it cracked on my dry skin. This meant that although the red spots were covered, my skin became dry and flaky and the concealer settled into these dry spots, making them even more obvious.
Therefore I wouldn't recommend this concealer to people with dry skin like myself. Despite this I think anyone with normal or possibly oily skin could benefit from this concealer as hopefully it won't dry out your skin and cause it to crack.
With red and green being opposites, each one can be used to neutralise the other. So what better way of neutralising the appearance of an angry red spot than to cover it with something green?
Natural Collection Corrector Stick is like any other concealer stick in consistency and structure, the only difference is that it is a pale green in colour. It comes in a white wind up tube which sadly doesn't display any ingredients list, simply noting that it is frangrance free. For me this is a bit of a shame as I like to know what's in the cosmetics that I am using but otherwise I have very few complaints with this product.
This product can be used in a number of ways. To tone down a rosy complexion try mixing the concealer with a little moisturiser and massaging it into the problem areas. Dab a little foundation on the top if you're seeing a greenish tint. The corrector should stop the rosyness showing through the foundation giving you a more even coverage.
For things like spots that refuse to be hidden by a normal concealer this product is perfect. Apply this green concealer to the spot before applying your usual concealer on top - the redness should be banished and shouldn't show through. It's worth noting that it's easiest to apply this product to a spot using a makeup brush. It has quite a chunky tip so you will get a more precise application if you use a brush and minimise the area that you need to apply the second concealer to.
This is a great little corrector stick at a bargain price of £1.99. It has good staying power and the stick itself will last for ages as you only need to use a tiny amount for each application. The only downside really is that sometimes it can be tricky to get it right and so you might have to practice a bit if using a green concealer for the first time - I'm not sure that having green spots all over your face would be any better than having red ones.
Overall a great product, and for £1.99 a bargain.
My sister is a qualified beauty therapist and has part of her kit she had green concealer which she advised me was a great cover up for spots, as the red from the spot mixes with the green to turn a neutral colour and unnoticeable when covered with foundation.
So for months and months i roamed beauty counters on the hunt for a green foundation!
After long seraching i found the Boots natural collection concealer, priced at £1.99 or on a 3 for £5 offer, which occus frequently!
The size is the same as lipstick, and at £1.99 is very affordable.
You simply put some green concealer on a spot, then cover with foundation! I also use it under my eyes to hide my dark circles and it works so much better than an ordinary concealer!
I would definately recommend this product to any woman who sepnds lots of money on concealers!!!! Its genius and a boots product so very accesable!!!
I have incredibly pale skin. I'm just a real white colour, washed out colour and I barely tan even just a little bit no matter how much I sit in the sunshine! Fake tans look horrendous before anyone suggests the stuff to me (look at my other reviews lol) My complexion isn't helped by having dyed, jet black hair of course and it was something I never thought through before getting the urge to get rid of my bleached blonde hair on a whim! I can cope with that and I can of course use blushers and products such as that to liven myself up a bit but my biggest problem at 34 years old is that I'm still suffering spots (the bain of my life). I'm not talking about little tiny spots, though of course I get them but in the main we are talking huge, volcanic type spots that if you give them a gentle squeeze gunge splats out of them and if in front of a mirror it squirts all over the place, no word of lie, sadly this is true! I popped two this morning and lets not talk about blackheads and whiteheads and little red veins under the skin!
Yes I know I shouldn't squeeze them because of scarring myself and yes I know putting make up over them is simply feeding them and spreading the infection to all of my make up products but A) I can't not squeeze a spot as we are talking huge, sore, uncomfortable spots that are very noticable and B) I am not, not wearing make up and staying in and sulking over zits as it's not a viable option at my age, I did that when I was in my teens! lol
So this product was bought with my spot issues in mind. I don't get big rosy red cheeks but I do have a lot of spots to cover up the best I can and I do have some deep purple scarring where I've picked them in the past (and today) lol
The tube, appearance wise is just like a lipstick to look at. It's pearly white in colour and you pull the lid on/off and twist the 'body' of the product and some product comes out and back in depending at what direction you twist it in of course lol. In light brown writing I'm told it's Natural Collection and there is a picture drawn on still in brown of a flower. On the back I'm told it's Corrector Stick and that it's easy to blend green concealer that helps to hide areas of rosy skin and that it's Fragrance - Free. The recycle symbol is shown and finally the contact details for Boots are listed. On the base of the product there is a light green sticky label attached so you can clearly see at a glance what the product is because the sticker is exactly the same colour as the product. On the the label I'm once again told it's a Boots product and that it's a correcter stick and that it's green.
It's nice enough packaging to be fair. I've owned a few of these over the past couple of years and I've found the casing of the product to be robust and it doesn't scratch or break. Of course saying that mine stays in a make up bag for the most of it's life and I don't have to take it out or anything as it's green and goes under a make up base after all lol
Well it's a light mint green colour with lots of white in it that makes it look chalky. However apply it on the skin and it's very creamy and it comes off quite thickly but not overly so. It has no smell and doesn't have any effects but one of coverage. You just twist the product and apply it like you would a lipstick (only not on your lips lol).
Now it's up to you as always to find the best way of using this. Personally it's the first product I use on clean skin over moisturiser and/or make up primer. I glide this over the areas I want to remove some reddish colouring from and then I blend in very slightly with a finger or make up sponge making sure I don't rub the product off my face. Now when it blends into the skin it doesn't collect and make crumbs and it doesn't''t vanish or feel drying either and matts down greasy areas a treat. You can still see it on the skin a little and then if you want to you can apply proper concealer over that or simply apply a foundation/ tinted moisturiser over the top.
Make up goes over this ever so easily. It doesn't make a mess and once it's on you forget it there although it is quite a heavy layer of product you have on (no matter how careful you try to be lol). Make up doesn't feel heavier but you do have to make sure that around your spots you have no dry skin or the product really does collect around them areas and makes it all more noticeable.
Not a miracle product at all. I do think it helps slightly but it is only slightly. It's very easy to apply it and use it but it has no long term benefits just immediate one's if you can find them. I find that on really light pinkish patches of skin it helps but on scars and angry coloured spots no it doesn't help and the worry as I stated earlier is that this has no antibacterial properties and I'm sure I'm not the only woman in the world that wants to use this product for this reason (spots I mean lol). Something you do need to be aware of is that if you suffer open pores because this is so thick and light in colour it does show them up rather badly and I am talking after applying foundation/tinted moisturiser. I noticed what pot holy skin I own after using this but it can be corrected with loose/pressed powder but on me it does show imperfections up badly which is why I'm personally glad I don't need to cover my cheeks or large areas with this. I wouldn't be able to so if you need it for that reason I'd say you need fairly good skin and all you want this for is to tame a little colour!
I use it and I use it alot but mainly because it's £1.99 a tube and I have used other offerings in the past in this form and in liquid and this is just as good/bad as them products and the price of this is a damn sight cheaper! It's hit and miss whether it works or not but it doesn't give me any problems to use it like upsetting my already overly sensitive skin, it doesn't dry out and it doesn't harm my application or wearing of other make up products so why not lol It lasts ages and is economical as well.
Only available in Boots and do look out for any 3 of Boots Natural Collection products being on offer at any for 3 for £5.00 and also do stick your card in the advantage point machine as quite often there are extra points on the range when you purchase something!
I have written reviews before about different products I have bought to even out my skin tone. I have a lot of redness on my cheeks, and being pale skinned I find that it really stands out and makes me self conscious.
The natural collection corrector stick is a product I bought a long time ago to try to combat the redness. The idea of the product is that it is a green toned concealer stick, and when applied to the skin, the green in the product should neutralise the red tones in the skin, making the skin tone look even.
The concelaer stick comes in a white pearly tube, and when you remove the lid, it twists up just like a lipstick.
When applied to the skin, I find that the concealer is quite dry and not as creamy as you may expect from this kind of product. I think that means you have to drag this over your skin a bit more, as the texture means that it doesn't glide onto the skin very easily.
Once on the skin I find that the product looks more grey than green. I find blending it can be quite difficult sometimes. Although the products texture does change under the warmth of you fingertips, and starts to soften a bit, it's still fairly dry and I find that it can go a bit streaky.
Once blended, I think the concealer just looks plain odd. It seems to make the skin look a ghostly white/grey colour, and doesn't get rid of redness at all. Applying foundation over the top of this does improve the appearance a bit, but even so the redness is still there and my foundation looks a strange colour with this underneath.
This costs just £1.99 from Boots.
I wouldn't buy this again, and I wouldn't recommend anyone else to do so either. It didn't improve the tone of my skin, and actually made me look like I was dead!
Easy to blend green concealer helps to hide areas of rosy skin /