One way to combat complexion concerns is the use of concealers or color correctors. Enter in Marc Jacobs Beauty Covert Sticks*, a set of three marbleized hues to treat, conceal, and target skin imperfections such as redness, dullness, and hyperpigmentation. These portable Covert Sticks come packaged in the same way as their Glowstick Glistening Illuminator, reviewed here. It's also conveniently housed in a chic palm shaped case with a twist up dial that is super easy to maneuver.
Priced at $42 each, the Covert Sticks have a creamy formulation that can be applied all over or used for a spot treatment. A fusion of two marbleized hues contain velvet mica which claims to help blur imperfections and primes the skin for makeup. Each specially formulated dual tone shade filter addresses a specific complexion concern. Scroll below for shades and details.
Citron and Lime helps to neutralize and cover redness
Pink and Lilac Brightens Dullness
Peach and Caramel Evens Deeper Skin Tones
One complexion concern of mine is the appearance of under eye dark circles so I put Bright Now to use. In terms of application, the stick is used after applying my primer, but before applying my foundation. The stick feels silky to the touch, and upon application if blends beautifully. Though I've applied the corrector using a small flat concealer brush, my preferred method is to swipe my fingers directly from the stick, apply it to the areas where needed, and then blend with my fingertips. A sheer single layer is all I need to immediately brighten my under eye area. I've also applied it to the center of my forehead and high points of my face. The finish leaves a subtle brightening effect that is not the least shimmery. I can still layer my Glowstick Illuminator atop the high points of my cheekbones and it still provides a beautiful dewy luminous finish. I was really impressed with the finish and wear time--it lasted all day despite the Southern California heat. As for the other two shades, I did not find the need to use Co(vert) Affairs since I do not have any areas of redness to address at the moment, however I wanted to provide swatches for your reference. Getting Warmer can also be used for under eye dark circles and this stick is more suited for medium to deep skin tones while Bright Now is more suited for light to medium skin tones. The swatches below were taken on my medium golden skin which appears to be very tan from my recent vacation. You can see the duo toned swirl of Peach and caramel captured with the Getting Warmer swatch.
The Marc Jacobs Beauty Covert Stick in Bright Now has been a welcome addition to my current makeup routine. If you are interested in addressing some of your complexion concerns, this may be a good option for you to try. The three shades available can help to streamline the process when it comes to the area of color correction and color theory, which may be difficult for some to grasp. I found the formula to blend beautifully and work effortlessly with my skin. I was pleased with how it helped to hide my dark circles, and how it helped to brighten and perfect my complexion. A huge thumbs up for me.
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*These items were kindly provided as press samples. As always, all opinions are honest and expressly my own.