MAX FACTOR COLOUR CORRECTORS

Thursday, 28 May 2015


I was in Asda a few nights ago picking up a few notepads for revision, and obviously, I couldn't resist having a peek in the beauty aisle. These colour correctors caught my eye and I had to test them out - I've been looking for colour correctors for a while, but I'm used to only seeing them in high end palettes. So, I wanted to test firstly if they actually work, and secondly if the stick format is just a gimmick!

The Product

This products comes in six shades, although my Asda counter only had three - the third being a highlight. I didn't pick this up as I have many highlighters and these were £8.99 a piece! They also have a purple and peach shade, and another highlighter. They are relatively new products as far as I'm aware!



First Impressions

Both sticks swatch really creamily and felt quite thick. They don't have an odours or anything and blended really easily on my hand. Plus, they're clearly quite pigmented which I took as a good sign.

In Use

I applied these with my fingers and blended them out onto my under eye circles (yellow) and a few minor blemishes (green) after prepping and priming my skin. I used the pointed Real Techniques foundation brush to blend the green stick on my nose as it's very very very red naturally, like I might as well be wearing Mac's Ruby Woo...on my nose. 

The yellow stick worked really well in the sense that it didn't cling or crease as many under eye products do, but I found I had to apply it again after my foundation and then blend it quite a lot to avoid it looking yellow as well as ensuring it did actually cover my circles. It wore quite well throughout the day too, and I'd definitely use this in my day to day routine.

The green stick...this was a miss for me. It didn't really do anything and just blended out into nothingness. Except on my nose, where it clung to every tiny bit of dry skin I could possibly have and just made me look really flaky. 

Overall

Overall I do feel these products are quite gimmicky - I don't like the crayon format, but I guess it makes them handy for those on the go! I'll still be on the lookout for more colour correctors especially as the warmer months come up - I usually only wear medium-high coverage foundation as naturally my skin is very blemish prone and uneven, but in summer this gets a bit much and I'd love to be able to get a good light coverage/BB cream to wear with colour correctors! But, the yellow one will do for now, and I'll give the green another try another day!

What're your favourite colour correcting products?

Charlie x

7 comments :

  1. I really want some new colour correcting stuff so I was excited to see about these but now you've said they're not good:( I'm not a huge fan of max factor to be fair though so it's no huge surprise though!xo

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    1. OMG tell me if you try anything worth trying!! xx

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  2. Ah that is such a shame as I really want a green concealer to correct my redness but the only one I have seen is from Sephora! The high street is calling out for a decent one! x

    Maydoll

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  3. I really like liquid congealers, I thinks it's a matter of preference :) xx beautyybychloe.blogspot.com

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  4. I really want to try these but I'm a little worried because I get such dry cracked makeup under my eyes when I've had a concealer on for a few hours. Would you still recommend babe?
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    1. They're really creamy so they might work, but they don't seem to last long without moving about underneath makeup, so maybe opt for something else :( x

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