Max Factor launched some products under the “Colour Correction” range recently. I got few of their Colour Correcting Sticks. Let’s see their outcome.
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Targeted colour correction. This colour corrector concealer neutralises purple tones such as under-eye circles to create flawless skin. Use to precisely conceal and correct to form the perfect base for foundation.
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How to Apply:
When applying Colour Corrector Sticks, position your face in balanced lighting – daylight is best. Avoid lighting that casts shadows on the face.
Use the crayon to apply directly over the area that requires colour correction.
Gently pat onto the skin and blend at the edges.
When all areas of the face have been colour corrected, apply foundation.
My Experience with Max Factor Colour Corrector Stick The Brightener:
Max Factor has some decent products in the market. I liked the sound of color correcting sticks and the convenience in usage. I bought the Max Factor Colour Corrector Stick in the shade “The Brightener”, which is a yellow colour corrector. The Colour Correction range has about five different colour corrector sticks. Colour Correcting is a whole new theory in the makeup game. Each unique color helps to nullify the other. Yellow specifically associated with brightening and neutralizing purple.
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The Max Factor CC product comes as a nice crayon stick which rolls out from the bottom. It does not need a sharpener, which makes it convenient to use and no wastage as such. It has a sturdy packaging and the plastic cap shuts tight. Also being lightweight, it’s perfect for travel.
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For specific areas, it is advisable to use the tip of the crayon and blend on the spot, like the sides of the nose. For broad application, glide the side of the crayon for coverage of larger areas, such as under eye.
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The product appears light yellow in colour but on applying, it gives a very slight yellow tinge and feels more of white. It has a balmy texture which needs decent blending. It sets on the skin and gives it a matte finish.
It surely brightens up the areas where it has been applied. After application, it didn’t crease under the eye. Since it’s a fairly light shade, this won’t go well on darker skin tones. It will appear too white.
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However, this product is a colour corrector and not a concealer. The description also mentions that it is meant for under eye circles, but this product would not cover the under eye circles, it will only brighten the area after an under eye concealer has been applied.
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I use this product after applying my under eye concealer and before applying the foundation. It has a slightly dry texture and will suit normal to oily skin types. Since it is a cream based concealer and inherently dry, it will not blend well on dry skin types.
If your under eye concealer covers as well as brightens, then you wouldn’t need a separate product for brightening. Else, this product can be given a try.
Pros of Max Factor Colour Corrector Stick The Brightener:
- Precision crayon shape to easily target specific areas of the skin.
- Yellow balances out purple toned colour flaws.
- Balmy formula.
- Blends well.
- Brightens the under eye area.
- Pencil twists up for easy application.
- Convenient and easy to use.
- No sharpener required.
- Will suit fair and fair to medium skin tones.
- Suitable for normal and oily skin types.
Cons of Max Factor Colour Corrector Stick The Brightener:
- Not advisable for dry skin.
- Slightly dry texture.
- Not suited for medium to dark skin tones.
- Does not work as an under eye concealer.
- Gives a slightly whitish tinge.
IMBB Rating: 3/5
Will I Repurchase Max Factor Colour Corrector Stick The Brightener?
No. I did not see miraculous results with this one, so I think I will stick to my regular concealers.
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