Colour Correcting For Beginners; Using a Drugstore Palette

Hi guys, today’s post is a beginners guide to colour correcting, this is a relatively new trend that has taken the beauty industry by storm. Colour correcting palettes have been brought out by the likes of Stila and colour correcting primers have been brought out by brands like Tarte. However, today I thought I would demonstrate colour correcting using the Makeup Revolution ultra base corrector palette as it’s affordable, so perfect to try and see if you think colour correcting is worth the hype before potentially splashing out. 
Before I go into detail about the individual colours and what they “correct”, I thought I would give you an overview of my thoughts on the palette as a whole. The packaging is the classic palette packaging for Makeup Revolution, very minimalistic and chic however the gold text on the front wears away very quickly which can make it a pain trying to find the palette you want alongside all your other Makeup Revolution palettes. The formula is ultra creamy and so easy to blend out, that is great as you definitely don’t want these shades left unblended on your face! They have just the right amount of pigmentation to mask what they need to without leaving a tint of their actual colour on the skin.

Top row of palette, top line of swatches; bottom row of palette, bottom line of swatches – left to right
Here’s an overview of what each of the colours in this palette correct;
Pink – Brightens eye area and masks fatigue
Purple – Brightens sallow/yellow skin
Green – Counteracts redness
Orange – Neutralises blue tones
Peach – Helps to balance out slight discolouration
White – Adds natural highlight and brightens
Cream – Neutralises purple and covers dark areas
Brown – Balances ashiness in medium to dark skin tones

I’m aware I look like a crazy lady but I thought I would show you where I use all the different colours on my face! I used the pink to brighten my under eyes, lots of the green to mask all my redness, white to add a pre-highlight under my foundation, peach for the top of my brows then cream to carve out my brows.
After being blended out you can see that my complexion looks much more even and the redness has been masked extremely well. My eyes look less tired which is something I find even concealer can’t fake sometimes. Also can we please ignore the fact that I have no brows, I’m desperately trying to grow them out after a battle with the tweezers! They won if you haven’t already guessed…

Overall I think this palette is a must have, for £6 you really can’t go wrong as it can only enhance whatever makeup you put on top! All the high end brands are bringing out colour correcting palettes but Makeup Revolution is the only drugstore brand to have done so I believe, however if I’m wrong defiantly let me know as this is a hype I defiantly want to explore more.
What do you think of colour correcting, does it live up to the hype? 
Ruby Red Roses xoxo

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