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Monthly Archives: April 2016

On Trend: Color Correctors

A huge trend in beauty at the moment is color correcting.  What is color correcting, you ask?  It’s been around for a long time, usually used by makeup artists to help cover up discolorations, bruising (a.k.a. hickeys – eww), or to correct uneven skin tone.  Today, it’s replaced contour and highlight as the “it” trick of the season.  Of course, I had to give it a try (always for Style & Lipstick research purposes, lol).  All the top brands have their own version of color correctors, it seems. The basic rule of thumb for color correctors are as follows: Yellow:  Corrects purple discoloration such as purple toned under eye circles, acne scars, and veins. Green:  Corrects redness such as acne, the occasional zit, or redness from rosacea. Purple:  Cancels out sallowness and dullness; the lighter the purple, the more brightening the effect. Peach or Orange:  Cancels out dark circles, or dark spots such as melasma; peach works best for fair to medium skin tones, whereas darker oranges work best on deeper skin tones. Pink:  Brightens skin, best used for under the eyes to brighten and gives the appearance of lifting that area.  Can also be used anywhere light naturally hits the face (forehead, down the nose, chin). I’ve tried all the correctors pictured below and have shared my thoughts.  Please note, I used my Urban Decay Naked concealer in Medium Light with all of these: Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector in Papaya:  Yes, this is a dark orange and yes, I have tried it.  It’s the only cream product I tried.  You’ll look pretty scary with this stuff on, but it does work.  It’s not my favorite, though because it’s a bit…

Makeup Geek x Manny MUA Palette

Hello everyone!  Apologies for the 3 week hiatus, work and the adoption of two new kittens has taken up my time, I’m afraid.  But I’m back and with a good one.  I was able to get my hands on the Makeup Geek x Manny MUA collab palette and have been using it for the past 4 weeks, pretty much non-stop.  This palette has, dare I say it, surpassed my love for the Kat Von D Shade & Light eyeshadow palette. I love every single one of these shadows.  They’re all very pigmented and bendable and they are stunning!  I’ve done barely there looks, daytime/work looks, dramatic looks and the list goes on; I love playing with the colors.  Sadly, the Manny MUA palette is limited edition, and is currently out of stock but I believe it’s been restocked a few times, so I anticipate due to popular demand it’ll be offered for a while yet, just add your name to the email notification. Manny MUA, a You Tube beauty vlogger, curated a very well thought out and good mix of warm colors with pops of red and a blue-green/brown duo chrome that is amazingly gorgeous on.  He also resolved one of the cons for the Makeup Geek foiled shadows.  I’ve found with the Makeup Geek foiled shadows, they don’t go on so great with a brush but go on really well with your fingertip (due to the oils in the shadows respond to the warmth of your finger and go on more metallic).  Luna, the foiled eyeshadow in this palette, goes on the same with a brush or fingertip. Artemis:  A shimmery pale yellow/cream color, this is my inner…