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Monday, September 12, 2016

Givenchy Acti'me Color Correcting Primer

If you've been reading LLB for a while now, you'll notice I talk quite a bit about which products I use to calm, combat, and hide, my rosacea.  Even though my skincare game is on point in keeping it at bay, it's still sometimes visible, depending on the weather some days worse than others.  When I do my makeup I don't want to have to wear a ton of concealer (ps: see my review of my favorite, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, hereto hide the redness, so on days that aren't so great I reach for my Givenchy Acti'me Color Correcting Primer in Acti Kiwi.

I used to be a huge fan of the Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer (ps: read my review, here), which is still one of my faves, but when I saw this Givenchy Color Correcting Primer, I was really interested in giving it a try.


The color of this redness corrector is a bit more minty looking compared to every other I've seen, which means it looks a bit more milky on the skin, which of course, looks sort of weird when applying.  I try not to pat it in as much as I would a moisturizer, but more so intentionally target it around my red areas, and just gently press it into the skin.

I look like I've used mint green blush after I apply, but as soon as I get started with my makeup it evens out and all redness disappears.  It also helps my skin brighten up, sometimes the redness can make me look tired and dull, but the coloring of this primer helps to brighten up those dull spots.

I've been really enjoying this primer, and I appreciate how well it covers my rosacea.  This is my first Givenchy product and, not surprisingly, I'm impressed!  The price tag is a little high, but I purchased this during the Sephora V.I.B. Rogue sale, so that justified it to me!  There are a few other Acti'me Color Correcting Primers that target different skin concerns, as well as a universal brightening primer, so check those out too!


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