The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Marc Jacobs Beauty Color Correctors + Glow Stick
If you're someone with highly irritable and textured skin, color correctors can be our saving grace. My cheeks can only be described as mottled and as textured as braille. MJB's new color correcting sticks claim to "brighten, neutralize, and conceal hyperpigmentation for an even complexion". Doesn't that sound like a dream come true?! I picked up two shades which I felt would work best for my skin sitch. Bright Now ($42) which is swirl of pink and purple to cover and eliminate dullness (read: sallowness for yellow undertones). Co(vert) Affairs ($42) which is a mix of orange and a pale green shade to cover and neutralize redness.
The Good: Unique packaging idea. I love the sporty idea behind the deodorant stick design. Marbling is kind of cool, if you like..marbles. If you happen to be blessed with perfect skin and slight redness or dullness, this might work for you!
The Bad: The plastic deodorant packaging leaves a lot to be desired. At $42 a pop, the formula should make up for the kitschy design. Instead, I found the formulas to go on rather ashy and settled in my fine lines. Co(vert) Affairs was the most streaky and chunks of the green marbling had to be blended in. The color selection is also very limited for the color correctors. I can't imagine these looking anything less than chalky on darker skintones. The glow stick formula is too chunky and doesn't blend out into a dewy finish, but rather an almost white shimmer.
The Ugly: I haven't reached for these in quite a few weeks, if that's telling. I did use the glow stick quite a few times last month, but that was quickly replaced by the Pat McGrath highlighter ($72), which went on much smoother and blended out very easily. At this price point, there are tons of products out there that perform way better as color correctors. A quick one that comes to mind is the Sephora x Pantone Correct + Conceal Palette ($49), which works wonderfully and comes in a lower price point for the versatility in having just one palette vs. 2-3 sticks.
Did I mention they smelled like crayons?