I’m just getting rid of a giant, ugly zit- on the tip of my nose! I swear, if it was Halloween, I wouldn’t need a costume to look like a witch, just hand me a pointy hat and a broom…lol!
Since I want to slow down the aging process as much as possible, I take excellent care of my skin. Most of the time, it looks pretty great, especially for my age! But, there are times when it just doesn’t look as wonderful as I would like. Thank goodness for color correctors- especially products like this one that make it foolproof, even for beginners!
I’m not sure why color correctors have only recently started becoming a big “thing.” These were around when I was a kid. My mom’s friend sold BeautiControl products, and when I went to her house to visit her daughter, there were bottles of mint green and lavender makeup in their bathroom. Being a kid, I was very confused by this…lol!
When I got this palette, I was actually considering the Becca color correctors, or the new Tarte color correcting palette. When we got to Sephora in Bossier City, Jerry thought an all-in-one palette seemed like a better option than the single correctors, but they were out of the Tarte palette. Never fear, as always, the fabulous Beauty Advisors were there for us! Cassie and Grace were working, and they showed us the new Stila Correct & Perfect All-in-One Color Correcting Palette.
Since Sephora has such a great return policy, I decided to go ahead and give the Stila palette a shot, and I’m glad I did, many thanks Cassie and Grace! The palette contains five sheer-to-medium, buildable, color-correcting creams, so you can either have more or less coverage. It also has two pressed finishing powders in yellow and lavender that help even out skin tone, brighten, and set the creams. To top it all off, this multi-tasking palette is infused with Arclay Youth Revival Bio-Available Mineral Complex, which minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores, as well as helps control oil. Count me in!
I’ve heard so many people who are afraid of color correctors because they find them to be really confusing. Not to worry, Stila takes away the confusion with easy instructions and charts to help with almost any possible issue. For me, it’s allergy season, so that means bags and dark circles under my eyes, along with lots of redness in addition to a scar from the ginormous zit! Ugggghhhh…!
The Stila color corrector palette is very well made, and the packaging is pretty awesome, with a marbled design. On the inside, there’s a little clear cover over that creams, that you flip up. This is a nice touch because it keeps the powder from getting into the cream colors. In addition to instructions inside the box, the label on the underside of the palette also specifies what each color is for.
The palette has peach cream to neutralize dark circles on fair to medium skin tones, pink cream to brighten the eye area and mask fatigue, yellow cream to neutralize hyperpigmentation and dark spots, green cream to counteract redness, and orange cream for dark under-eye circles on medium to dark skin tones, as well as neutralize veins. The yellow pressed finishing powder can be used to set the creams or it can be applied all over to even out skin tone. The lavender pressed powder can be used to set the pink cream or applied all over to brighten sallow skin. So, this palette should cover about any need that may arise!
For application, I used a cream concealer brush. On what was left of my zit, I used the yellow cream set with yellow powder; the circles got the orange cream; and the red areas got a light, thin layer of green. I really like that the colors are buildable, it made the process pretty much mistake-free. So even if you’re new to this, you’re not going to end up using too much right off the bat. After applying the correctors, I applied Josie Maran Vibrancy foundation with a damp BeautyBlender, then set with Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder.
The correctors lasted all day, and didn’t settle into any fine lines or pores. Despite having oily/combination skin, I didn’t notice any greasiness, and none of my pores got clogged. So, I’m glad I got this, and I know I will get a LOT of use out of it!
The Stila Correct & Perfect All-in-One Color Correcting Palette retails for $45, which is a great deal considering everything you get. If you’re in the Shreveport-Bossier area, stop by Sephora and pick one of these up. If not, you can get it from Nordstrom where shipping is FREE with no minimum order (returns are also free), and you can get three free samples. For a limited time, there is also a special offer for a free 27-piece beauty gift with purchase. Just click the banner above or below to check it out!
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