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I have been using an orange color corrector for some time now and I love how it hides my dark circles and pigmentation. So, I went ahead and planned to give the complete color correcting system a try and opted for this palette from NYX. But, am I impressed? Let’s find out.
Treat your face to the ultimate concealer palette in six color correcting shades. Customizable to create your ideal shade to cover imperfections the lightweight formula glides on for an ultra-smooth finish and leaves skin feeling soft and supple.
My Experience with NYX Color Correcting Palette:
I am very impressed with the packaging. It’s just so cute and pretty. There are six shades in the palette which serve different needs. All the shades are nicely divided in the packaging and are easy to use. On the back side of the packaging, there is other product-related information such as ingredients list, etc. So overall, the packaging is cute, compact and functional.
So, there are six correctors in the palette, as you can see. Each one serves a different purpose. If you’re new to color correction, you can read this article and learn it. This palette contains yellow, green, lavender, salmon, and two concealing/contouring shades.
Let’s learn more about each shade:
Yellow: This one is supposed to neutralize redness and brown discoloration, but this shade is probably too light for me. It turns almost white when I blend it. Hence, does nothing for me.
Green: This shade is used to neutralize redness and hide dark spots and acne marks. This one can hide dark spots but only to a certain extent. It cannot give a flawless look, hence your imperfections would still be visible.
Lavender: I would not lie, this shade works very well for me. It adds that perfect brightness to my yellow skin tone. It blends well and does not turn too light or white upon blending. It stays in place under foundation and makes my skin look bright, just like it’s supposed to.
Salmon: This shade is supposed to hide under eye bags, but it does not. This one, too, turns white on my skin tone after blending and does nothing. In fact, my under-eye area looks more grey and odd with this one.
Concealing/contouring shades: Nope, even these do nothing for my skin tone.
All these shades are super lightweight on the skin. You either need to use a very creamy or moisturising primer or have a super oily skin in order to make these blend well. They felt slightly drying during winters but feel more creamy and blendable these days. I do not know what’s wrong with this palette. I am not sure if it’s just me or the shades just won’t work for our Indian skin tones.
I am not sure what more should I say about these. Surely, there are better options for color correction in the market and I should have never opted for this one. Yes, these might work for very fair, fair and pale skin tones but it has failed me. 🙁
Pros of NYX Color Correcting Palette:
- Cute packaging.
- Six shades for different needs.
- Good shade range for very fair to fair skin tones.
- Good staying power.
Cons of NYX Color Correcting Palette:
- Not worth the money.
- Not for all skin tones.
- A few shades turn almost white on blending.
- Not easily blendable.
- Not a necessity.
- Better color correctors are available in the market.
Would I Repurchase NYX Color Correcting Palette?
Nope! Keeping it till its expiry date because I have invested my money and feel sad. The lavender one works well but I can find that one in some other brand like LA Girl.
Would I Recommend NYX Color Correcting Palette?
No, because these shades do not work for most skin tones. If you’re looking for color correctors, check out Kryolan and LA Girl. You can go for this one only if you’re too pale or too fair.