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Review: The L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD colour correctors in light yellow and peach

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I was always weary of experimenting with colour correctors, until I met this one. Colour correcting always seemed like a marketing gimmick to me; brands trying to sell beauty junkies a dolled-up concealer. But sometimes it’s gratifying to prove yourself wrong, especially when you realize how wrong you are! I have finally, after much deliberation, hopped on to the colour correcting band wagon and I’m totally sold!

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I am brown-skinned with a fair-medium skin tone that is prone to redness. I also have blue veins running under my eyes and dark circles that are stubborn as hell. After reading several reviews, I finally decided to try the peach and yellow correctors to tackle my problem areas.

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The L.A. Girl colour correctors come in many colours, however, their latest launch includes 3 new shades: peach, light yellow and lavender (available in India for online purchase at Nykaa). I have the first two colours, and both have exceeded my expectations.

The formula of these correctors is thick, creamy, light-weight, almost opaque and extremely blendable (peach more than the yellow). They are crease-resistant, easy to build-up for customizable coverage, and although you get only 8 grams in the tube, you need a minuscule amount for each application. They have no shine and set matte on the skin; they don’t move around or transfer if you tend to touch your face often or have hair falling on your eyes.

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The applicator is easy to work with, but tends to dispense too much product. So, go easy with the squeezing.

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PEACH

Concern: Dark circles/spots

Tip: Ideal for blue-hued dark circles, typically seen in deeper skin tones

How I use the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD colour corrector in peach

I’ll be honest. When used along with a full coverage foundation and a concealer, this gives me decent coverage for my dark circles. It makes them seem less grey, even-toned, and brighter. I can’t say that it makes my dark circles disappear but then I don’t really aim for a photo shoot look on most days. For best results, I avoid the concealer and use a bit of both the peach and yellow correctors to add brightness and coverage to my under eyes.

I do, however, love this corrector for spot concealing. It works wonderfully to cover spots and small imperfections.

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YELLOW

Concern: Dullness

Tip: Perfect for concealing purple-hued dark circles or brightening lacklustre complexions

How I use the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD colour corrector in light yellow

It is important to note that this shade is a very pale yellow. It will leave a white, patchy cast on deeper skin tones and might be difficult to blend out. For me, this works beautifully for adding life to my under eyes and combating redness around my nose. I also use it to highlight the bridge of my nose, the arch above my eyebrows and the centre point above my lips.

Although this is highly pigmented and rich in colour and composition, I find that it is a challenge to use on dark spots or for spot concealing. It tends to cover and brighten the problem area but then the rest of the face looks duller in comparison. If used correctly, it can add radiance to dull skin and can be used as a subtle matt highlight.

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Overall, the peach and light yellow correctors together have changed the way I look at makeup. Very rarely, the world of beauty comes up with something transformational and colour correcting is one such wonder.

So until next time, stay calm and colour correct! XOXO

Disclaimer: All products mentioned are bought by me with my own money. My reviews are neither sponsored nor biased. I review only those products that I deem fit to recommend to others, staying mindful not to exaggerate or undermine their quality, value and usefulness. This post does not contain any affiliate links. 

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