I suffer with quite a lot of redness on my cheeks, I’m not too sure what it is, I just put it down to sensitivity because sometimes it’s there sometimes it’s not and sometimes it’s really bad, and when it does get really bad, I rely on colour correctors, specifically green ones to counteract the red. I’ve talked about quite a lot of colour correctors on Jessica Jade Beauty, and you might have seen my review of the Maybelline Master Camo palette not that long ago, which did include a green corrector, and be wondering why I am here reviewing a product that should be kinda’ the same. Well it’s not, not at all and I needed to tell you why. But let’s get on with the review of new Colour Correcting Pen first
We’ll start with the packaging, it’s pretty simple, not all that special, just a makeup pen in the colour that it is. It’s a sponge applicator, not like a concealer though, it’s a twist one – I don’t really like these, I always feel like I’m going to twist too much and end up with too much product and the sponge is always a little too dry so it’s hard to apply. To be fair though, you can get a good amount of product out of it, and I’d usually blend it in with a sponge or my fingers anyway.
The pen is available in 6 colours, you can get the usual, pink, green, yellow and purple, but with these pens you can also get colours suited to darker skin tones, which are orange and red, designed to counteract dark circles. I love that they’ve included colours for everyone, especially when most of the colour correctors you see are usually quite light.
The product itself is really pigmented so you do have to be a little careful not to over apply. It blends out nicely and doesn’t leave a green hue through your foundation but it does completely wipe away any redness. I’ve used it on blemishes and I’ve used it on my cheeks when my redness has been really bad and it’s managed to handle both perfectly. Not a hint of redness has showed through my makeup all day, even when I’ve used a lighter, not as heavy, base. I don’t think I can find any faults with it, except of course for the applicator, I have managed to get over that though because I have fallen for this product completely.
Now, comparing it to the palette, they couldn’t be more different. The palette, even though I do truly love it, falls short here, the only benefit to the palette is that you also get other concealers too but in terms of how well it works, the pen wins a thousand times. The pen is a lot more pigmented so you don’t have to use as much, you get more of the product in the tube, and it’s a lot easier to apply. If you’re looking for something to cover your small blemishes every now and then, then I’d probably say the palette would be more beneficial because even though the pen is amazing, the palette also works perfectly well, but if you’re like me, and have a lot of redness, this pen is definitely a must have.
I definitely want to treat myself to some of the other colours now and give them a whirl
Have you tried the Maybelline Colour Correcting Pens?
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