Colour Me Right;Max Factor CC Colour Corrector Review

We all get them patches of skin that we just don’t like…whether it is redness around our nose, veins, under eye circles or anything else we can pick ourselves apart for. Recently all over the beauty tutorials, Instagram 1 minute makeover accounts and of course the Kardashians (How else would they look so flawless?) I have been seeing all this colour correcting, people going way beyond contouring into putting pink, green and yellow all over their faces. I questioned whether this method actually worked, so I decided to find out for myself.

I went into Superdrug and purchased these three CC colour correctors by Max Factor, green for redness, yellow for under eye and dark circles and a highlight. I have now been using these for a few days and decided to give my opinion for those of you out there like me who need a real girl’s opinion. ccI’m going to review each corrector separately taking into consideration, where I used them on my own skin, the blending ability, reaction with other products e.g foundation/powder as well as the sensitivity, packaging, price and all that jazz.

Let’s start with the green colouring for redness. I personally do have quite a warm and red toned skin so I was really curious as to whether this product would satisfy my skin. I used this colour on the sides of my nose, under my nose just above my cupids bow as well as on any spots I had. I blended this in with my finger instead of a brush as the warmness of the skin on the hands tends to make consistencies such as this product blend better on my skin personally. It blended incredibly; I have to say I was a little worried I was going to end up with green blotches on my face where I had used the product and no real redness recovery at all. It really has reduced the redness on my skin.

The yellow colouring for under eye circles is incredible! This has to be my favourite, I used this under my eyes which meant I didn’t have to use concealer, as well as it lasting all day which sometimes my concealers don’t. It also acted as a natural highlight under my eyes giving me that under eye look that the Kardashians really do have, which I thought I would never be able to achieve with a drugstore product. I also used this on my brow bone to conceal the line of my brows which worked amazing as well as blending in incredibly to my brow bone leaving no excess dramatic colour.

The highlight, I have to say is the one I was least impressed with as I don’t think it really did anything, I was lucky enough to purchase these colour correctors during a Max Factor 3 for 2 deal meaning I got this one free however if I hadn’t, I don’t think I would have bothered with this one, simply because I felt like it didn’t really show on my cheeks although it did do a good job at highlighting my nose and underneath my bottom lip but the main area I wanted it to highlight (my cheeks) it just wasn’t noticeable.

ccc2The whole set of colour correctors as a whole, I love the packaging in the fact that they are a crayon as well as loving their sensitivity as I do have rather sensitive skin to a majority of products and using a product with a creamy crayon consistency such as this did worry me, but there was no trouble whatsoever. The colours lasted all day and didn’t fade away leaving me with blotches or patches like I thought they might. More to the point they really do what they say on the packaging which a lot of products of this nature don’t. The only thing I would suggest is that although I think that having them to buy separately is great as not all people would need all three due to different skin types, but if like me you did want all three, to pay £8.99 per corrector seemed rather a lot, I would love to see these three in a set to save people like me who need all three buying them individually.

Overall I love, love, loved these three correctors and am happy to save I am now on the colour correcting wave and am loving it.

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Let me know if you have any tips for colour correcting, I am always looking for new make up tips or if you do purchase this product, let me know what you think.

Stay Sassy x

From the catwalk to you…easily and affordably.

Who says you can’t rock the trends, we are giving you the tips on how to work the catwalk trends yourself, easily and affordably.

Bright blue eyes

Blue eyeshadow not only gives you a flashback to the 80’s but is a huge trend on the catwalks right now. There are also many ways to wear it, you can simply just line the eyes with blue as you would with your normal eyeliner, or work a smoky eye re-do as seen at Emanuel Ungaro, with a block solid blue colour all over the eyelid for extra stand out factor.

Here are some affordable yet amazing products to create this look;

Max Factor Excess Intensity longwear eyeliner in Aqua = £6.99

Barry M Dazzle Dust in Kingfisher = £4.29

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Block colour tips

This trend spures from the ombre nail seen on last season’s catwalk. However sports a chicer, stronger clear cut colour.

House of Holland clashed red with pink where as at Giles Deacon forest green and black was all the rage.

TIP ALERT! Hands not so steady? Use nail tape to create that clean cut line you intend.

Plait Attack

Nothing says lazy summer like braids but the catwalk is taking it one step further. Ultra messy plaits went XXL in many shows this spring summer.

First prep damp hair with mousse and rough dry, tease with fingers before plaiting. After creating the plait loosen it and pull bits out and apart for that ultra messy catwalk appearance.

Mark Hill Just Tease me! Wide tooth comb = £3.29

John Frieda luxurious volume thickening mousse = £3.99

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Red Lipstick Riot

When has red lips really gone out of fashion you ask? Agreed, however red lips has been made more of a winter thing at recent catwalks, however burberry are bringing red back this summer, clashing it with pastels for that stand out look.

As well as concealing and lining for that perfect finished look.

Sleek Lip liner in Rouge = £2.99

Elizabeth Arden Moisture lip in bold red = £21

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Woodstock Waves

Them low- maintenance locks have been fashioned all over this season featuring in Chanel, Etro and Jill Stuart as well as being carried onto the red carpets of many award shows this season. Ditch the straight look for this 70’s festival inspired waves, parted at the centre and styled to look like they dropped during the day.00010h_426x639TIP ALERT! Avoid volume at the roots and instead only tong mid-length and ends for that drop out finished look.