My Attempt at Color Correcting

I have noticed a lot of hype over the NYX Color Correcting Concealer Palette. The purpose of this palette is to target problem areas on your skin such as redness, dark circles, dullness and sallow undertones in the skin by using opposite colors on the color wheel to even out the skin. The NYX palette was $12 so I decided to try my hand at color correcting on mine and my roommate’s skin. To my roomies, if you’re reading this thank you for letting me color on your face.

I started out with the lovely Bianca. Bianca has freckles and red hair AKA she’s a ginger. Her face has the tendency to get red but other than that there were not any other issues. I focused on using the green concealer to cover the overall redness and blemishes on her face. I blended the product in with a Beauty Blender that I found for $1, just click the link to see for yourself! It works just as well as the name brand blenders. The green took away all of the redness, but required a lot of blending. Once the color was blended I applied her foundation and powder. Here are the before,(on the left) and after, (on the right) pictures.

The beautiful Yali was my next victim for color correction. Yali is hispanic and has a completely different skin tone from Bianca. What I targeted with Yali’s skin was slight redness and the dark circles underneath her eyes. Once again I used the green to combat the redness and for the dark circles I used the buttercream yellow color on the palette. Overall the colors were corrected but the palette did not work as well for her darker skin and made her look slightly more pale than she actually is. Here are the before, (left) and after,(right) pictures.

Lastly I color corrected yours truly. I have very fair skin without freckles. My main problem is redness but for the purpose of this experiment I corrected the slight darkness under my eyes and the dull patches on my face. The only new color I used this time was the peach color to combat dullness. The color correction worked the best on my skin since I don’t have freckles.  With that being said I still felt way paler that I actually am, and that’s definitely an achievement because I look like I’ve never seen the sun. I added some blush to try and make my face look less zombie-like.  Here are the before, middle and after pictures.

My verdict for the NYX Color Correcting Palette is two out of five stars. If you don’t have fair, pale and white skin the concealer is likely to make you look pale and is not suited for dark skin tones. If you do decide to use the palette, a little goes a long way and I suggest sticking to using one or two colors. Unless you have major skin issues it’s not worth $12 to only use one or two colors out of the six-color palette. The peach color made no difference in making my face look less dull. The best color was the buttercream yellow for dark circles, the green was a close second. If you’ve had a better experience with this palette please share your experience with me. Thanks for color correcting with me you shining diamonds.


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