Color Correcting has taken the beauty community by storm! I’m honestly not sure what set it off, but all of a sudden all the makeup companies started coming out with their own array of correcting products. I didn’t jump in on the new trend originally, but after receiving these products from Smashbox, I decided to give it a whirl and see if it makes a difference on skin who’s main issue is just undereye circles and acne — teen skin, essentially! 🙂
This week is all about the young adults, haha! I didn’t realize until this week that I would have two posts, back to back, that are meant for teens. Woops, I hope you don’t mind! And find them both super helpful!
Color Correcting for Teens: Is it Necessary?
When the color correcting trend first exploded, my initial thought was “do I honestly need all that correcting?” If you’re new to my blog or weren’t aware, I’m 23 years old with oily, acne-prone skin. So while I do have fine lines starting to show up (maybe I smile too much? lol) I really don’t have many issues outside of the occasional red spot and dark under eyes. (I got a baby. No need to explain the undereyes 😛 )
As I mentioned already, Smashbox sent me four colors from their color correcting pencil line and I’ve been playing around with them for a few weeks to see if they really make a difference and are necessary for my skin. Because as young adults I feel like we worry more about keeping the oils from breaking through our makeup than any sallow or dark areas of our face. But should we be? Let’s take a look.
Picture 1: My before picture. 😮 As you can see I have some rather noticeable dark circles and redness around my nose, as well as a few red spots from little pimples wanting to come up. The only thing that I’ve done are my eyes and applied a primer to my face.
Picture 2: I used the Peach shade right where my dark circles are and dotted the Green anywhere that I had redness. So around my nose, on any acne spots, and then on the apples of my cheeks I always have a bit of redness. The Lavender stick is for dull and sallow skin…and I honestly didn’t need it, so didn’t try to use it.
Picture 3: And after! All my face makeup is now applied: foundation, concealer, setting powder, contour, and blush. 🙂 What do you think?
Before I go into whether or not I think color correcting for teens is necessary, just look at these swatches of the Smashbox Color Correcting Sticks. I hope you can see just how creamy and pigmented these pencils are — I love them! And they all blended out beautifully and once they set…they’re set! They set rather quickly, so I tend to do one area at a time, make sure it’s blended out well, before I apply any more to another spot. Because it doesn’t move the rest of the day!
So do I think that color correcting for teens or young adults? Honestly…yes and no. 😛 Let me explain! If you have lots of redness and/or dark undereyes, than using a peach and green color corrector would be great — or an orange, if you have darker skin. I doubt a teen would need any sort of purple or lavender. But if you suffer from acne that likes to be red for a while before finally coming up, a green correcting stick just might be your new best friend!
Do I think you need to color correct every day? No. Especially if you don’t have super red spots or dark under eyes. Check out THIS POST — on this day I did not use any sort of color correcting except for a lighter concealer under my eyes, and as you can see I didn’t need it. And, as I always like to see it, my little spots and imperfections are what adds up to make me beautiful and uniquely ME. 😉 But if you have a super special occasion — your prom dance, for instance, I think it would be fun to use these color correcting to go for that flawless face. 🙂
What do you think about this current trend? Is color correcting for you??
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