I haven’t been huge on wearing makeup for the last few months. Instead, I’ve been embracing my natural skin, imperfections and all. But when I do want to wear makeup, it’s important to me to make sure that before I apply my foundation, my skin has been properly colour corrected. So when the MAKE UP FOR EVER Underpainting Color Correcting Palette line was released, I knew that I was going to need to try them out.
The MAKE UP FOR EVER Underpainting Color Correcting Palette comes in 6 different colour combinations:
- 20 – very fair | Mauve brightens sallowness. Light yellow neutralizes redness
- 25 – light | Light green corrects redness. Light peach brightens the under-eye area
- 30 – medium | Olive green corrects overall redness and blemishes. Peach corrects dark circles
- 40 – tan | Dark peach counteracts dark circles with blue undertones. Yellow ochre evens out by correcting overall redness in skin tone
- 50 – dark | Brick corrects deep hyperpigmentation. Caramel neutralizes dark spots for an even complexion
- 55 – deep | Orange corrects hyperpigmentation under eyes or face. Dark brown deepens lighter areas of the skin
Each palette contains two corrector shades, along with two concealer shades. You simply apply the corrector shades as needed and then apply the concealer on top of the corrector to adjust your colour back to your natural skin tone. Now I was sent the MAKE UP FOR EVER Underpainting Color Correcting Palette in 55 – Deep to test out and I’ve been using it for a week now. The palette itself is much smaller than I thought it would be. I can comfortably hold the palette in one hand. Unlike their previous colour correcting and concealer palettes, this one has done away with housing the shades in the little circles. There is no brush included with this palette, but the product is best applied with either your fingers or a stiff synthetic brush.
I should have probably gotten away with using the palette in 50 – dark because the concealer shades are a lot closer to my natural skin tone. But I chose the 55 – deep palette, because when I colour correct the areas of hyperpigmentation on my skin, I prefer to do so using something in the shade of orange. Instead of using the concealer shades as they are intended, I have been using them as a kind of contour shade, and they are working out absolutely perfect on that score. Overall, I love how this palette works in terms of colour correction, and for different types of contour. I’m sure that when I pick up the lighter palette, I will love that one for the concealing properties as well. You can pick up the MAKE UP FOR EVER Underpainting Color Correcting Palette at Sephora for $53 CAD.
MAKE UP FOR EVER Underpainting Color Correcting Palette provided for review. All opinions are my own.