When it comes to my skin one of my main concerns is redness. I have sensitive skin with a moderate rosacea. But as rosacea sufferers might know, it can be more or less intense depending on the weather, the skincare I am using, hormonal changes and many other individual factors. So, the primers and foundations I use are mainly for concealing the redness of my face and generally colour correcting my skin.
Last week, I saw a new display of colour correcting primers on my local Sephora and I felt that it was time for me to try one of them.
The one that immediately caught my attention was the Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion. My main concern being redness I chose Green (01).
About the product…
The colour: It is a very pale pastel green. Other green primers look scary green to me (Fiona alert?).
The texture: A thin, watery serum like formula. It blends well into the skin and doesn’t feel pasty. I’m always cautious with the texture of a product when layering them up. I don’t like the feeling of too much product or texture on my skin. This one is very nice.
The packaging: It’s so cute! I love looking at it and holding it. Although it may be a bit bulky for travelling. It holds a fair amount of product (7g – 0.24 oz) (YSL’s color correcting pen holds 0.08 oz). It’s made of a nice quality plastic and has a good mirror inside. The sponge that comes with it for application is nice too. The closure works perfectly so I don’t think this product will dry out easily.
So how the actual trial went?
Application is really easy. The sponge that comes with the product is very soft and works really well. People with sensitive skin will get along well with it because you can barely feel it on the skin while applying the product. I plan on washing it once a week and keep using it.
The primer itself is very thin but pigmented and spreads smoothly on the skin leaving a layer of what feels like a very pale pastel green foundation. I put it just where needed.
You can see a difference right away! The day I tried it for the first time I was particularly red and it concealed everything nicely. I wouldn’t say the red cheeks completely disappeared, but as it says on the tin, it corrected the tone of the skin. The redness was certainly much less noticeable.
I then applied foundation on top. I decided to go with my trusted and favourite light foundation of all time CHANEL Perfection Lumiere Velvet. The foundation went on smoothly, the primer didn’t move and didn’t interfere with the foundation application process (I applied it with my fingers). Primer and foundation are almost invisible but the effect is there! (I hesitated to say they are invisible on the skin, but I think they really are…)
I think I am converted! I will keep using it, specially when I’m having a very red day or when I know I will be photographed. If you are having an important event, you love a flawless look, or are really struggling with any type of discolouration issue, I would highly recommend you give this primer a try.
Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion comes in 4 shades: Yellow 04 (for light redness and dullness), Pinky peach 03 (for darkness), Purple 02 (for dullness, sallowness and yellowness), and Green 01 (for redness).
I will probably experiment with other green primers on the futur but for now I am very happy with my Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion.
What do you think of colour correcting primers? Do you own any?