I have good clear skin but have quite a 'ruddy glow' which means I sometimes have quite a red nose.
I don't really want to wear foundation every day as I find it really dries my skin and I find that tinted moisturiser isn't really effective enough. Wondering if pressed powder is the answer? Love the idea of going to the ladies room to actually 'powder my nose'
There are green-tinted BB creams and moisturisers (Boots No 7 do one) which might be worth a try. But I have rosacea too (I assume that's what you've got) and at the moment I find an ordinary BB cream with a pressed powder over the top is fine (Body Shop pressed powder is excellent). It's starting to get worse with age though, so I may be investigating the green tints before long. I also use Clinique's anti-redness cleanser and moisturiser.
Valium which BM things do you use? I got the starter kit at Duty Free once but I couldn't get on with it. The concealer just drew attention to stuff and the powder really caked on me. Foundation was too dark for me so I couldn't really try that out properly.
I still use the brushes that came with the kit though, they were excellent.
You really need to get the proper colour for you and there are loads now - there only used to be a few colours - light, medium and dark.
You also need to be shown how to apply it correctly, imo you need to see this being done that's why talking to an 'orange lady' is a good idea.
I hated the brushes funnily enough - scratchy horrible things, I only kept the concealor brush which works really well.
Imo the matte version is far superior to the original which just highlighted everything and made me too 'luminous.'
Ask for a tester to try at home once you have been colour matched and give it a go for a week or so before you buy. I am a completely different colour under the harsh shop lights than I am at home and in day light.
I just the Bisque concealor and a dusting of the Matte foundation over my whole face - don't bother with MIneral Veil or anything else.