Monday, November 29, 2010

Review: Coastal Scents Undercover Liquid Color Corrector - Yellow + Photos & Swatches!

Natalie Monday, November 29, 2010
Coastal Scents Undercover Liquid Color Corrector
(in the shade yellow)

Product Description: "
These are used when making custom color changes to foundation, concealer and blush are needed. Pro Color Correctors mix easily together and with liquid cosmetic products. You can also create custom color correctors such as peach, salmon, lavender and pastel green.  The use of color correctors will assist you in hiding a persons flaws and highlighting their facial strengths.

There are six velvety correctors, used in cosmetic products to lighten, darken, contour, add new tint and tone to products, and cover hyper pigmentation. If a custom fit is what you need when applying your makeup in business or at home, this set is indispensable. The viscosity is thick, highly pigmented, has good coverage and is easy to control when dispensing. " - http://www.coastalscents.com/



Why I found this product necessary to purchase - If you have been a follower of my blog and you keep up with my posts, you probably already know what skin tone I have and how often I stress about finding foundations that have enough yellow in them. Although this isn't always an issue as I have found good color matches in all of my favorite foundations, there are some foundations that fall short of my exact color match. I do own some foundations that I don't wear as often as others because of the sole reason, my face will not match my neck. Yes.. darkness or lightness wise, but the undertone will not match. Foundations that are too beige/neutral will leave me gray, cool foundations will leave me pink, too olive of foundations will leave me green and sometimes warm foundations can have too much red in the and leave me looking sunburned. I mostly run into the problem of some foundations being too neutral and they will give me a gray cast. Seeing this product on Coastal Scents made me really think that this problem can possibly be eliminated for good and I can use this product on my foundations that are missing a little yellow.

 Red - used when needing to add more pink in foundation for caucasian skin or shade of red in some darker skin tones. (Do not add more than a tiny dot of this at a time to your product, it is very strong. )
Blue - Simply mix equal amounts of yellow, red and blue (primary colors) together to make brown, known as a neutral color. The amount of each primary color used will make a specific shade of brown: more yellow, less red, less blue and so on.
Green - Adds extra coverage and color correcting for skin with too much redness from inflammation, such as rosacea and broken capillaries.
Yellow - excellent for under eye circles; used to add yellow tones; Yellow also counteracts purple blemishes and bruising. 
Black - is not a color, it is actually absent of color, it is used in the art and cosmetic industry to darken colors-absorb the light in them. Use this to darken your foundation shade, a darker shade of foundation is also used to diminish flaws and highlight strengths.
White - This is not a color, it is a tint, tints are used to lighten all colors. When you are in between shades in your color range white can be used to lighten, black to darken. White can be used to create a foundation one or two shades lighter than your regular makeup and to be used for highlighting.

So, I put it to the test. I used a foundation that is a little too neutral for me. (Rimmel Lasting Finish #200 Soft Beige) fyi, it's one of the lighter foundations I own for when I'm not very tan.
This was just a test run. I ended up putting a little more corrector than needed.. but as you can see from the final result, the foundation matches my skin much better than the original foundation. 

Review: I tested it again yesterday when I went out. I used a foundation that was again, a little too neutral for me and I used just a drop of the corrector and mixed it in with the dab of foundation I poured onto a clean palette and the foundation had transformed into a shade more suitable for me. Applied to my face, it looked like a completely different foundation. Matching your undertone perfectly is really something that can make or break a foundation. The corrector has a thin consistency.. It is not watery, nor is is creamy. It's somewhere in between. It did not change the texture or finish of my foundations. Just purely, the undertone. I highly recommend this product if you struggle with the same issues as me with foundations. I'm very happy I purchased this, and I will be using it with all of my foundations that don't have enough yellow. What's best about it is, it's only $3.95. View all shades here.

Have you used this product or a product like this?

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Coastal Scents. I was not paid or compensated in any way for this review. I paid for this product myself and as always, my reviews are honest and are based on my personal experience in using the product.

22 comments :

  1. i always use green on my skin because of broken capilleries, but never thought of using these type of products such as the yellow in foundation....i could really use this!

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  2. I need this! Alot of my foundations need much more yellow undertones!

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  3. wow, this is awesome! i didn't know a product like this existed! i have the same problem as you do with undertone matching. i also have yellow undertones and i have found that most foundations have neutral or pink undertones. i can't wait to buy this and test it out!

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  4. Wow! Great review, very very informative too! I've been having trouble with some foundations being too pink for me, sounds like a corrector is the way to go!

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  5. I bought the entire set. I'm glad it's working for you. I'm still figuring out ways to make it work. Every time I add the yellow to my pink undertoned foundations it gets too light! So then I add black and it makes it gray. And sometimes I have a problem with the corrector changing the texture of the foundation. So you finally hauled a CS. Good for you. I was such a skeptic, now I'm checking out their products more and more. So I'm assuming you went ahead and got the silica spheres too? Hope you did! And hope you like it and review it.

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  6. OMG I need this in my life!
    I love your blog Natty you always have great informative reviews with good detail.

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  7. I have the laura mercier oil free foundation and I dont use it because I feel the color is way too neutral but now I will buy this and give it another try! Great post

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  8. Interesting! I never thought of doing this.

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  9. Wow thanks for this... this is a great solution for foundations and concealers!
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  10. I agree! I value foundation with yellow tone in them too. They match my skin so well.

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  11. Omg this looks great! I need this!! A lot of foundations are too pink for me and I look so fake.

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  12. awesome post! never thought about that... thanks for this.

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  13. How neat! Can't wait to try this. By the way, also purchased Palladio's yellow stick concealer based on your reviews and it's very handy and easy to use. Not too dry, layers well and stays put longer than other stick concealers I've tried.

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  14. Omg thanks for this post. I need this to try on other foundations that I do like but it doesnt match me. I would love to try this on the Neutrogena Liquid Makeup in Fresh Beige.

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  15. This is amazing!! I as well have trouble getting a perfect match in most foundations, this is the main reason why I didn't purchase NARS Sheer Glow or MUFE F&B. I am definitely going to try some of these color correctors, and head back to Sephora and pick up my Sheer Glow and F&B that I have been wanting. Thanks!

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  16. Oh wow I feel like i need to get it. I do use green now and then as i have some awful red veins around my nose that are so red it looks like i have rudolph nose!! Great post hon! x

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  17. wonderful post! I DEF have to try this! MAC foundations are always tricky to me...NC is too yellow and NW matches way better but its still a bit too pink

    thanks for the info!

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  18. This is so helpful! I have Nars Sheer Glow in Stromboli Medium 3 and it always makes me look beige..almost like I have no life in me. I must have yellow undertones or I look too neutral. Almost corpse-like(yikes!) Just purchased the corrector from CS today..fingers crossed, hope this works!

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  19. This is so helpful! I have Nars Sheer Glow in Stromboli Medium 3 and it always makes me look beige..almost like I have no life in me. I must have yellow undertones or I look too neutral. Almost corpse-like(yikes!) Just purchased the corrector from CS today..fingers crossed, hope this works!

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  20. Nice tone!! can't wait to try but I'm just wondering which is the best foundation for two-tone skin? can you guys reccommend?

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