Currently trending in Spring Beauty for 2016 is the launch of many color correcting products and palettes to address various complexion concerns. This concept is not something new and has been around for quite some time, however, it seems to have hit the beauty mainstream this year as nearly every major makeup brand has offerings available at this moment.
Urban Decay recently launched a set of five color correcting fluids with shades to target every skin concern. I am a fan of their Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer (I am in the shade Medium Light Neutral) so naturally, I had to give these a try. I picked up a total of three shades to test out and address my skin concerns: Peach (to mask dark circles), Lavender (to balance sallowness), and Yellow (to brighten dullness)
Here’s a guide on color correcting if you are not familiar with it:
Green- reduces redness.
Lavender- balances sallowness.
Pink -brightens dark areas.
Yellow -corrects dullness.
Peach -masks circles/spots.
The concealers are packaged similarly as their Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer. It includes a flocked tip applicator that precisely lays down just the right amount of product and is soft enough to use around the delicate eye area.
The formula is also similar to their original Naked Concealer, which I’ve come to love—very creamy, lightweight, yet buildable. It is very easy to apply and blends out beautifully allowing for a very smooth, natural-looking application.
In terms of application, I use the color correctors after applying my foundation. I start by applying very light, sheer layers. I use the peach and yellow shades underneath my eyes to cancel out dark spots and to help brighten around the eye area before applying my concealer. I also use the yellow shade down the center of my nose, in the center of my forehead, as well as my cupid’s bow to help brighten and give my skin a little lift. As for the lavender shade, I have used it quite sparingly around the areas of my cheeks to help brighten and balance out the sallowness.
The Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluids are a nice addition to my current makeup routine. If you are interested in addressing some of your complexion concerns, these are a great product to try because they blend out beautifully, and because of its liquid formula, it’s easy to use and work with. Thanks to the infusion of antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E in the formula, it’s also beneficial for skin.
Bottom line, I would recommend the Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluids. I am pleased with the formula and how it subtly enhances and plays up my features. The correctors are priced at $28 each and are now currently available at Sephora.
Are you planning on trying out any items available for color correcting?
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