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Get the Red Out

Covering up a screaming red blemish is hard enough. But to make matters worse, the redness often remains long after your zit clears up. The best way to get rid of red skin? Cancelling it out with green cover-up. (If you remember your color wheel, green and red are complementary colors.) To use, just apply the green concealer over the problem spots, blend it ever so slightly, and layer your everyday foundation over it. You'll be amazed at how it virtually erases redness.

Here are two green concealers I really like.

Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Foundation Primer in Green, $38, available here.

Maybelline New York Cover Stick Corrector Concealer in Green, $5.49, available here.

For two more I haven't tried yet,

Bourjois Paris Lovely Base Redness Correcting Base, $20, available here.

Neutrogena SkinClearing Concealer in Green, $7.39, available here.

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colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
The Maybelline concealer stick is pretty good (at least in regular colors- haven't tried green), but you have to blend it with your finger. It just doesn't look right if you use a sponge.
caroline_1 caroline_1 10 years
congrats toxxic!! i use the green smashbox on my 'bad' days and i have to say it works miracles
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
I might have to check this out since I got pregnant Im full of break outs eck.
shugieshug shugieshug 10 years
i use the green bottle and it really works
mandeesparkle mandeesparkle 10 years
Awesome! Thanks. =D
atoxicsparkle atoxicsparkle 10 years
thanks for the info jenn. i don't have pimply skin, but the occasional pimple i do get seems to stay on my face forever because of the little red dot left behind, so these products look awesome! and i'm a neutrogena girl, so i'll have to try that one out. Thanks fab!
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
I use the Neutrogena in regular color and I love it. I've been coveting the Smashbox in clear forever. I just need to use up my current primer. I'm not sure if the color correcters are available in trial sizes or not, but I know the clear is. For $15.50. Something to look into.
AshleyBrook AshleyBrook 10 years
Awesome! I'll have to check those out.
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