I picked up these concealers a few weeks ago, although it took me a while to lay hands on the green version. I have four of the five available sticks, these retail for £9.99* but are often on offer, so keep your eyes open if you’re interested.
From the top down, the yellow stick corrects under eye circles, the green corrects redness, the pink corrects dark spots and the lilac corrects dullness.
You can see below how I apply these various sticks. I have quite a few blemishes at the minute, so I have the green stick practically all over my chin, around my nose and a wee bit on my cheeks. I’ve used the lilac dullness corrector on my cheeks. Unsurprisingly I’ve used the under eye corrector in around my tear ducts where I tend to be most blue. Finally I use the pink dark spot corrector on my freckle invasion on my forehead. I blend these in using my fingers as found brushes didn’t really blend it in well enough, although if you’ve found brushes work better please let me know which type of brush.
All the Correctors!
You can see below that the green one does help to dull the redness of my blemishes, unfortunately it also really clings to any dryness. Which is not ideal when dealing with spots! So I generally end up almost removing it in a bit to stop it looking so obvious. You also need to be careful not to over-blend these to the point where they pretty much disappear into your skin. My two favourites are the redness corrector and the under eye corrector, they seem to work the best for me. I didn’t notice a massive difference with the dullness or dark spot corrector sticks.
Before and After
I’m not sure if I’m overly fussed with these sticks. Generally with a good foundation and salmon coloured concealer for under my eyes, I can achieve the same end results. They are a wee bit more hassle than they are worth for me. I have to be careful not to over apply the under eye corrector, as it can often leave too much of a slip for my foundation or concealer to apply correctly. Generally I still have to go over my blemishes and under eyes with a concealer. So really I’m adding an extra unnecessary step. I’m testing out a colour correcting primer, which I think I prefer, but more on that later.
For me these are turning out to be a bit of a fail, maybe my expectations were too high. I did enjoy them initially but the more I use them, the more I’m going off them.
Have you used them? Have you any tips to help application? Am I missing something vital. All tips welcome. I will of course continue using these and finish them up, I may come across a better use for them. If you’d like to see how I apply them, you can check out the video below.