Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing purposes. I did not pay for this product, but as always, all thoughts and results are my own.
So it’s actually Wednesday, but I got this product yesterday and already had a full face of makeup on so I decided to save my Try it Tuesday for today instead! I received this color corrector from Influenster as part of the latest YSL VoxBox. I must be super lucky, because this is the second YSL VoxBox I’ve gotten! I received this cool clickable color correcting pen in the shade 2 Green, which is designed to combat redness. It comes in shiny metallic green packaging, and you get 0.08 fl oz. I was actually really surprised that I received the green one, since I thought that my answers to the pre-survey emphasized dark circles as my biggest “problem” as far as color correction is concerned. As you all know by now, I do have acne (although it’s greatly improved over the last couple of months and I can’t wait to blog about the reason why!) and acne scarring, so I was still excited to try it out! The neutralizer retails for $38, so it is quite expensive. To me, at least – lol.
Per Sephora, the YSL Touche Eclat Neutralizer in Green corrects blemishes and conceals redness for an even skintone. The description also states that this can be worn over or under foundation, which I strongly disagree with – at least for the green shade. I could imagine Bisque, the neutralizer for dark circles, can be worn over foundation as a concealer/highlighter, but certainly not the green, as it would stand out too much from the foundation and you’d probably look diseased, and I’m pretty sure diseased isn’t the look you’re going for.
I have not had positive experiences with green color-correctors in the past, simply because I think green is a difficult color to conceal, and can end up leaving skin looking ashy and dull. (And sometimes, even wicked-witch-like) Before I applied the product, I was worried about three things: 1. that it wouldn’t get completely covered by my foundation, 2. that since it is a spot corrector, it would look obvious and unblended, and 3. that it would simply come off completely once I applied foundation.
Good news – I found that none of those worries were actually true! It has a thin consistency, and blends very well. It was easy to target blemishes or scars, so that I wasn’t wasting product by applying it to my whole face. It also definitely helped conceal the blemishes under my foundation, saving me the steps and thickness of my usual concealer. One other positive thing that I noticed immediately about this product is that it isn’t scented – one of my biggest complaints about the YSL mascara I tested was that it was heavily perfumed. As far as longevity is concerned, I’ve now had my makeup on for over 8 hours and I don’t see any unsual signs of oiliness or wear.
If I had to state any negatives, it would be that I would have preferred the pen to be a twist-up rather than a clicker. I’m envisioning a cap full of green corrector after getting smashed up against something in my makeup bag…but really, that’s just a minor complaint that would probably result from my own carelessness, and I have no other misgivings about this product.
Verdict: I’ve only had it for a day, so it’s hard to say if I’d repurchase it again. If you do have redness from blemishes, acne scars, and even rosacea, I would recommend this product. It’s not only easy to use, but actually performs as intended, unlike any other green color corrector I’ve tried in the past. Also, it will make you feel super fancy while you use it, so that’s also a positive in my book. Below are some precious photos of myself before, during, and after application. Note my awesome microfiber head wrap. (It actually is awesome, and you can get it here) Have any of you tried this neutralizer? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear your opinions, especially if you’ve tried one of the other shades. Have a happy hump day!