Colour correcting has been around a fair while in the makeup world, but I feel like only recently has it made a significant comeback. With many brands bringing out their own versions of varying colours and textures to target specific areas of the face, you can genuinely end up with a rainbow face once you’re done ‘correcting’ your boat race.
The main concept of colour correcting is to neutralise facial discolourations by using colours completely contrasting to those on the face in order to make it appear normal. In English, I take that as opposites being used to balance each other out. Orange combats purple, green combats red and then you get a neutral, “normal” colour.
I don’t know about you, but to me that means attempting to make my spots look less red, and to make my bloody eye bags take a hike!
At risk of repeating the table above, I got the peach to neutralise my dark circles & hyper pigmentation on my face.
I got the violet to neutralise dullness, which is apparently most common in the centre of the face. I personally use the violet colour to brighten above my eyebrows and down the centre of my nose. As I wrote that, I realised the nose is pretty centre… so yeah, silly me!
Lastly, I purchased the pistachio (cute name right?) to be used on the red /spotty areas! I have a birthmark on the side of my nose which basically makes me permanently look like Rudolph, so this colour comes in very handy for me.
I do love the consistency of the correctors – but I do feel it is one of those products some people could have a love / hate relationship with. Initially, the colours can come out quite bold; especially when you put on your face. Particularly, the peach gave me a mini heart attack at first, not gonna lie, but once I blended it in and put my foundation on I saw the need for the vibrancy!
You can apply them either using a brush or your fingers, either work pretty well in my experience. Using a brush enables to build up a bit more colour though, so I alternate depending on how I am feeling. For someone with dry skin naturally, the consistency works well for me being a cream based, satin finish product.
Whilst trying to ignore the wrinkly granny hands, you can see the boldness of each corrector swatched. It does take a bit of elbow grease in order to blend these bad boys in as you can probably tell from the picture, but once its done, it looks fab! That being said, from experience I always feel I need to use quite a high coverage foundation in order to ensure I don’t look like a clown who went a bit paint happy!
To top it off, the correctors are fragrance free (which can only mean good things for your skin in my mind) and do not sit in the creases of your face. The cream consistency ensures that it applies smoothly and once you get blending, it fills in quite nicely. They come in a lovely glass pot, similar to gel and eyebrow liners. I can tell these are going to last me ages as a little goes a long way! What with the high quality feel of the packaging, these are cute little treats to yourself and your face!
So my overall verdict? For £21 each, they are definitely very good, but I am hard to blow away. You can tell they are doing something for your face, but I wouldn’t lose my marbles over them. That being said, everyone is different and more than likely, I am not using them properly anyway!
Have you tried these correctors? Which is your favourite?