Being able to achieve a flawless makeup finish is a great thing for most occasions – it’s even more important for special events. With my wedding coming up next year, I am really paying attention to products that can give the highly sought after flawless-but-natural-looking face, especially looking for those that photograph well. I’ll be trying and reviewing makeup and beauty tools for this purpose over the next few months- watch this space for more!
The Corrective Colours Kit ($54 from ry.com.au) is a camouflage/concealer palette with 4 colours that can be used alone or combined. Yellow corrects for redness in skin and blemishes; peach counteracts the bluish green tinge of under eye circles; beige for a general neutral shade that can be blended with other colours, and lilac to counteract yellow and sallowness.
I’m mostly happy with the texture of the product- the peach shade sits well on the undereye area without noticable creasing through the day. The only problematic shade texturewise is the yellow shade- which is a little drier, and catches on flaky skin a little bit. On normal skin it’s not a problem, but on flaky blemishes it’s not ideal.
I use the peach and yellow shades the most. The peach does work fairly well under the eye area to cancel the bluish green tinge of undereye circles, and there’s no noticable creasing if you use a thin layer.
I find the yellow works well at cancelling redness around the nose, and the lips- although my one gripe here is that it’s really quite a pale shade. Probably a touch to pale for my fair to medium skin, and most likely too pale for anyone darker than me. I get around this problem by patting on some foundation on top with my beauty blender. You could probably also try and mix it with your own concealer.
I haven’t really found a use for the lilac shade yet- I’d love to know what you guys use this type of shade for in terms of spot correcting.
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF
According to Kiehl’s…
” Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Circle Perfector SPF 30 is a multi-action formula that provides both immediate and long term benefits.
1. Instantly brightens and perfects the skin: Formulated with Amino Acid treated Mineral Pigments to instantly help diminish the appearance of dark circles and brighten the under eye area.
2. Brightens overtime by reducing hyperpigmentation: Activated C and Licorice Root are used within the formula to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
3. Protection: Developed with Broad Spectrum SPF 30, utilizing a 100% mineral UV filter to minimize future UV damage and discoloration”
Keep reading after the jump!
The Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF is designed to act as an undereye concealer, provide SPF, and deliver skin care actives in the one product- the same concept as a BB cream. It’ a creamy liquid formula with sheer to medium coverage and some colour correcting/brightening benefits from the peachy yellow undertones- I find this provides a good amount of coverage for casual everyday makeup. A more heavy duty concealer will be needed if you want full coverage.
In the above image I’ve swatched Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector SPF 14 heavily on the left, and blended out on the right. I’ve blended it out quite sheer, but you can layer it on for more coverage. You can see on the blended out swatch on the right that it was a softening/diffusing quality thanks to the different silicones in the product.
Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Circle Perfector applied under my right eye on top of foundation (which is on the left of the photo), and foundation only around the left eye.
The skincare ingredients include licorice root and a form of Vitamin C to reduce hyperpigmentation in the long term, presumably with daily use. I’m concentrating on the cosmetic side of this product in this review and haven’t had the time to research the nitty gritty of the ingredient list, but this review on Of Faces And Fingers goes into a good level of detail.
Interestingly the product is marketed as SPF 14 in Australia, and SPF 30 in some other countries- presumably because our SPF rating system is more stringent. Kiehl’s says that the sunscreen ingredients are 100% mineral, but they haven’t included the sunscreen ingredient or concentration which makes it difficult for me to make any comment on efficacy.
The physical sunscreen ingredients do give off a slight white cast with flash photography (tested with my point and shoot), so I would use a different concealor at night if there may be flash used.
Overall- a lovely day time concealer with skincare benefits.
note: these products were provided by PR for consideration. For editorial policy details see PR tab.
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