This is the first product I’ve had from Airbase. This Colour Corrector Palette contains five shades of corrector that are designed to be worn under foundation. Each of the shades, Lavender, Mint, Pale Yellow, Rose and Tan are designed to correct skin colour. Not only can this be used under make-up but it can also be used to colour correct tattoos. It’s also good for your skin as it contains Soy Bean Oil which contains vitamins B, E and K.
The colour correction theory is based on the colour wheel and each shade colour corrects it’s opposite shade on the wheel. I think it’s a bit of a shame that the product doesn’t come with a bit more information on use either on or with the product. Even the website doesn’t really explain how the colour correction works. So I’ve done a little research myself so that I can tell you which colour you can use for each skin issue.
Green is opposite red on the colour wheel and so the mint shade will be useful in balancing out redness of the skin and covering blemishes like acne scars.
Purple is opposite yellow on the colour wheel and so the lavender shade will help you to balance out any yellow tones in your skin.
The rose shade (a mixture of red, orange and yellow tones that are opposite the blue purple and blue shades on the colour wheel) will cancel our under eye shadows and brighten up sallow olive skin.
The pale yellow shade will cover purplish bruises, veins or under eye shadows and can give a brighter base for your foundation.
Finally the tan (orange) shade is perfect for darker skin tones to hide shadows. Not really for lighter skin tones.
I wasn’t really sure about the product initially, if you know me you’ll know that I like my beauty products to look sturdy and luxurious and this has a bit of the look of play make-up that you get when you’re a child. On the other hand the palette isn’t inexpensive coming in at £24.95 here so I thought that there must be more than meets the eye with this one and so I gave it a try.
First I used the mint colour across my cheeks where I tend to get a bit of redness. The consistency was great, it covered my skin perfectly and left a smooth matte base for foundation. Then I used the pale yellow shade under my eyes and it really covered the shadows well, much better than my usual concealers.
When I added my usual foundation it went on perfectly and looked great, and what’s more it stayed on really well and didn’t sit in any lines or slide off my face during the day. I was really impressed with it.
Have you used this or any other colour correction products? How did you get on with them?
This product was gifted to me for review.