Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Product Review -- Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette

Color correcting products have been pretty popular in the makeup world over the past year.

I've stayed away from them mainly because I had bad luck with these kinds of products back in my younger days (long story short -- I wound up going to school in 9th grade with a faint ring of green all around my entire face because of a green primer that I hadn't blended in well enough. Oh the horror!), but I will admit that I've been just a little bit curious.

I mean, I don't have major color correcting needs, but I do get darkness under my eyes and redness in certain areas of my face, such as around the nose, and I wondered if my improved makeup skills might make the difference in how the products performed now as opposed to when I was 15.

I didn't want to spend too much, though, so I decided to give the Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette a try.

I've had good experiences with the other Makeup Revolution products I've tried, so I figured it was a go.

And it was only $10 for eight color corrector shades, which seemed like a pretty good deal.

The palette comes in a black plastic compact similar to Makeup Revolution's contour palette with a decent size mirror on the inside.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette

Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette

All of the corrector shades in the palette are creams. They include: Pink, for brightening; Lavender, for neutralizing yellow tones; Green, for neutralizing redness; Orange, for neutralizing blue tones; Peach, for balancing out slight discolorations; White, for highlighting and brightening; Yellow, for neutralizing purple; and Brown, for balancing ashiness in medium to dark skin tones.

I don't have much experience with color correcting creams like these, but I'm not impressed with the Makeup Revolution formula at all. They seem way too greasy and thin, so they practically disappear into the skin.

From l. to r.: Pink, Lavender, Green, Orange

From l. to r.: Peach, White, Yellow, Brown
I understand that no one wants to have green or purple or yellow dots on their face, but you need the colors of the correctors to show up just a little if they're going to neutralize, balance, brighten, or highlight. Unless you heavily layer these -- which is a bad idea because they crease big time -- they're not really going to do the job that they're supposed to.

The only shades that really work for me are the Pink, which can brighten under my eyes because my dark circles aren't that dark, and the White, which is seriously shimmery so it does highlight.

Keep in mind that the White works for me because my skin is very light. If you have medium or darker skin, I think that it might look a little too stark and disco-ball-y.

All in all, while this palette may not cost much, I don't think it's a good buy because it doesn't do what it's supposed to. Save your money for something better.

If you're interested, you can find the palette at Ulta.

Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette?  Are you a fan? What is your favorite color correcting product on the market?

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