Sometimes I’ll start writing a review in my head before I’ve even tried the product, based on first impressions and overall judging a book by it’s cover. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Creme had me like, “with it’s beige shade, there’s no way it could cover paler girls’ redness! It’s not a true color correcting cream as it isn’t yellow or green…”
Well color me wrong! This absolutely knocks out redness. So weird, but it works! Apparently this has micronized red-cancelling pigments infused into it. I used this prior to my foundation on the reddest parts of my skin, mainly my nose. I think due to my retinol and Clarisonic usage, my nose is permanently more red than the rest of my face. This is frustrating as it still shows up red through foundation at times. This totally knocks that out, isn’t cakey and wears well under foundation.
In the before shot, I have eye makeup and brows on but nothing else. The after shot is how my skin looks after applying Bye Bye Redness and no additional concealer or foundation.
1-2. Using a synthetic brush, I dotted the product where I have the most redness, mainly my nose.
3. Next, I dotted it on other areas that I had redness and/or darkness, like the melasma on my forehead. #YAY
4. Using a rounded kabuki brush, I buffed out the areas I applied the creme.
5. Here is how my skin looks with just the Redness Correcting Creme on.
6. Now I’m applying my regular foundation.
I didn’t find it to be as effective when spotted onto blemishes. It’s much better on larger areas. This could also be due to the fact that my skin tone is like that of an egg shell right now.
Final verdict: While I do think you could use this solo on low-maintenence days, I mostly love it as a pre-foundation, neutralizing tool that allows you to use less foundation on your reddest areas. I could see this being especially effective for those with rosacea or just permanantly ruddy cheeks. A little goes a long way and the texture is like a whipped soufflé, which blends in like a dream.
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