The idea of colour correcting has become so big recently – every brand seems to be bringing out whacky primer and concealer colours claiming to completely correct every pimple, dark spot and red patch – but I never really spotted a colour corrector that particularly interested me until Urban Decay released their new range of Colour Correcting Fluids.
There’s 5 shades in the range, and I really love the idea of them – instead of your typical chalky corrector stick, these correctors are liquid, creamy, and come in a concealer tube with a precise applicator so you can correct exactly where you please! I purchased the shade Pink a while back and I’ve been using it constantly, so I thought I’d share my full review on it!
I really love the packaging; sleek and simple, and you can see the colour through the tube which I also enjoy – it’s easy to spot and grab from your makeup stash!
I also really like the applicator. It’s quite different from any other applicator I’ve ever used before, as it’s kind of long and very flexible. It’s actually brilliant for precise application which kind of surprised me – the flexibility of it allows you to really get into the little nooks and crannies around your eyes for example where you want to apply the product.
Obviously, being from Urban Decay, this was never going to be really cheap and it’s price is £19, which is slightly ridiculous! However, as I’m not using it as a full concealer, a little goes a very long way and it’s lasting for ages.
The Pink shade is designed to brighten dark areas, and I’ve been using it to lift my zombie-like dark under eye circles! You can apply it in different ways for this purpose – I started by applying a layer of this corrector and then a layer of regular concealer on top, but I find the best way to use it is to dab a little bit in the inner corners, dot your regular concealer around the rest of your under eyes and blend the two products together. It just creates a seamless finish that’s not as cakey or heavy-looking as if you’d chosen to layer.
It’s really lightweight and I like to apply it with my fingers or a damp sponge – either gives a really pretty finish! With a dusting of powder it stays in place all day and really does brighten my under eyes – perfect for these chilly mornings we’ve been having.
Do you use colour correctors? What for?