I hope your all having a good week and happy Friday to you all.
Currently sitting in our local Starbucks sipping on a latte and feeling very at home as the rain pours outside on the streets of Ventura. Rainy days in LA are very rare so I wont complain. I actually don’t mind when it rains here as it gets so hot and dry its nice to see the LA river with actual water in it haha! It does make me appreciate the green landscape of Ireland. I now realise what people mean when they ask what its like to come from country that is so green and rainy and how lucky we are. It is true!
Anyway enough about the rain and onto the makeup. I recently got sent the Colour Correcting Sticks from Smashbox LA and tried them for the first time last week. Now as you guys will have learned from my beauty posts, I only write on things that I use and like myself and am very honest in what I say when trying out new products. I like to share with you all if I have stumbled across a new product or really like one of the ones I’ve been sent. This is one of those products. They are amazing and the product “does exactly what it says on the tin” 😉 (Anyone from Ireland/UK will understand that quote) to the rest of you its pretty self explanatory, the sticks don’t lie on the packaging!
Speaking of packaging, Smashbox have done a great job in the appearance of the Colour Sticks. They are slick and smooth and are simplistic in design which I LOVE. As the saying goes, the simpler the better and I couldn’t agree more!
Next step was to try them out and see what these bad boys had to offer. Firstly I cleansed and lightly moisturised my face with my Image cleanser and Vitamin E Moisturiser.
I then took the purple stick which is said to get rid of yellow tones and colour unevenness on the skin and patched it on my cheek area. Then I took the light orange for my dark circles under the eye and applied it in a circular shape so as it would be easy to blend in the delicate under eye area. Last stick I used for this natural makeup look is the green stick which is for redness and blotchiness, using it on my nose and forehead area. Then we blend. I don’t know why but I have this weird obsession with the whole blending routine when it comes to makeup. I love using (good) blending brushes and the satisfaction that you get when an evenly blended foundation of concealer works well! (Just a little side note)
Next step is to blend all the colours into the areas they are drawn on and evenly smoothing them to meet each other. This worked a treat with the Colour Correcting sticks and the difference they made to the areas where they were placed you can see pretty well in the pics below. I then applied a small layer of L’oreal True match foundation to the left side of my face in the pictures and maybeline age define concealer under the eye. In my opinion the coverage from the sticks and foundations turned out perfect in what they are portrayed to achieve and I would recommend these to anyone who has blotchiness, dark circles, redness or any blemishes they want to get rid of.
See the difference from the Left side of the face on the right picture, to the right side of the face (Bit confusing to read that sentence i know, haha but you get me!)
Aslo an extra side not and an important one in my opinion. The sticks are really soft to apply, I thought by looking at them in the package they were going to be quite hard on the skin, but they are very moist once applied to the face so this was a great little added bonus to this product I thought. Let me know if you guys have tried these yet and how you found them. I would love to hear your thoughts on them.
Have a great weekend to you all.
Peace and Love,