Hi my pretties,
Today I’m bringing you another review from my recent drugstore haul.
So this item was definitely of interest to me because I’ve never bought a corrector type of product before. I’ve always used a regular concealer under my eyes, and added more when necessary. I wanted to see what all the hype was about and see if the results are worth using an additional product in my routine.
I got this at London Drugs for $10CAN in the shade ‘fair’. The box says it is formulated with orange pigment, which is great for cancelling out dark circles. I honestly wanted to try the full on orange corrector they have, but being NYX it was sold out.
1. This product is a bit thick so I find applying it with my finger is best. I press it into the pot for a full second to let the heat from my hand grab the product. I only dab into the pot once per eye!
2. I then dab and blend it where any purple tones are, followed by regular concealer (Maybelline instant age rewind) and setting powder (NYX HD finishing powder). If you wear it without concealer over top, it looks a bit stark (light pink circles instead of dark circles) so I follow with my regular concealing to even out my eyes.
-Easy to apply
-You only need a small amount of product
-Good job of cancelling out dark circles
-Easy to blend
–Creases really easily (need to use extra setting powder)
-If you apply too much your under eyes will look extremely cakey and unatural.
I give this a 3.5 out of 5. I had a few makeup disasters with this. I used too much and ended up with the cakiest under eyes I’ve ever seen, resulting in having to remove that section of makeup and redo it. My boyfriend even noticed! That’s saying a lot since guys are generally makeup-oblivious. So be warned, only a small amount!
That being said, it does a good job cancelling out dark circles, but the instances it did a great job were the ones where the cake factor happened.
I do find my under eyes are brighter with this product, but I’m constantly nervous of overdoing it as I don’t have an hour to spare redoing my makeup should it cake up!
I’d love this product if it wasn’t so susceptible to making my makeup cakey.