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Colour Correcting On A Budget

March 30, 2016

Colour correcting is pretty hot right now, so many companies are bringing out their own products to help us cover any discolouration and imperfections on our faces. If you don't know about this colour correcting hype then allow me to bring you up to speed, colour correcting is basically using colour to counteract another colour. For example for people who suffer from dark under eyes that are a bit blue/purple a peach colour is used to counteract as they are opposite each other on the colour wheel.

I've been using the Tarte Corrector for a while but while I patiently wait for QVC to restock the lightest shade I had to look for an alternative. I'm also waiting for the Urban Decay correctors to be available in the UK because seriously, I need that in my life pronto. But while I am waiting I have come across a budget gem that does the job. The MUA Pro Prime and Conceal Correcting Cream is a steal at only £2 so is the perfect product for people who want to get into colour correcting but don't want to spend a lot of money. The one that I use is the peach shade which is for dark circles but they also have a green, lilac and yellow shade that together can sort out all our concerns. 

I apply this cream under my eyes were I have darker patches and it looks a bit scary at first because the product is pretty pigmented but isn't as bright of a peach colour like I've seen other brands come out with. One thing to note that this product is insanely creamy, on the verge of being bad. It kind of slides everywhere and is hard to apply to a specific point and blend it out without moving it around too much. The best thing to do is to pat this on with your fingers and don't try to blend it out too much. It's important to set this with a translucent powder after using it so that the colour stays where you want it to be otherwise your concealer will end up blending into it and won't hide any discolouration.

For the mean time I am loving this and have been using it every day under my concealer and it really does cover up my dark circles but is still nothing on my favourite from Tarte. But for £2 this is a great place to start if you're just starting out with colour correcting!

Have you tried colour correcting? If so what are your favourite products to use?

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