Fabulous Finds Friday
Today’s Fabulous Finds Friday is all about color correctors! Now, I haven’t been one to use color correctors in the past. Most of the time, I just pile on the concealer and hope for the best. Watching the beauty gurus on YouTube, though, prompted me to give them a try. Guys, I’m so glad I did! There are plenty of affordable options out there and they really do make a difference in your makeup look. Today, let’s take a look at four different color correcting options. There’s sure to be something for everyone!
First up, is the Maybelline Cover Stick Corrector Concealer (find it here). This comes in a variety of shades, most notably yellow and green. You can find this at most drugstores for around $5-$7. I’ve only tried the yellow one. I really like using it for dark circles under my eyes. It covers and conceals like you would not believe! It is really creamy, which is fine under the eyes, but I’m not so sure about on the rest of my face. I’ve been tempted to try the green one for the redness on my cheeks and such. However, my fear is that I would break out since the formula is so thick and my skin is oily. For now, I’ll stick to using this under my eyes. I like to apply a primer first as the product will glide on easier, but it works fine alone too. I would highly recommend this product if you have some major under eye discoloration.
Next up, is the L’Oréal Anti-Redness Primer (find it here). I’ve tried color correcting primers in the past with no luck. This one is different, though. It is more pigmented than the others I’ve tried. So, if you have tried color correcting primers in the past too, stay with me on this one. I have a lot of redness all over my face. Primers are a perfect way to quickly neutralize that discoloration. This product really works well. I was skeptical but ended up being very impressed. What I do is put a thin layer all over my face. I let that dry for a few seconds and then go in with a second layer where I need it the most. This seems to work well for quick and easy color correcting. You can find it drugstores for around $10.
Sometimes you may have different skin problems that need a little correcting. This is when a palette with several colors comes in handy. It’s also good for traveling. I found this cream palette from Wet n Wild (find it here). It’s called the CoverAll Correcting Palette and includes a purple, green, yellow, and white. They also list the purpose of each color on the lid, which I find very helpful. I’ve tried using this with several types of brushes, but I find that my finger works the best. It helps to warm the product first before applying it. This does not cover as well as the Maybelline Cover Stick, but it’s a close second. It applies easier and is not as thick so you can use it all over. Of all the products presented today, this one is my favorite. If you’re looking to get into the color correcting game, I would highly recommend this product. You can find it at drugstores for $4-$5.
With all those cream products I’ve tried, I wanted to see how a powder would work. Luckily, e.l.f. came to the rescue with their Tone Correcting Powder (find it here). You can find it anywhere e.l.f. products are sold for about $5. This palette has a yellow, blue, green, and pink shade. To use, they suggest either swirling all the colors together and applying all over the face or using a concealer brush to take the color you need and spot-correct. I tried both application techniques and neither worked, at least not for the amount of color correction I need. Maybe this would be okay if you just wanted to brighten your skin, but these just aren’t pigmented enough to do much. I would pass on this one.
Do you use a color corrector? Which one is your favorite?
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post!