Maybelline Master Camo Colour Correcting Pen
I have suffered with dark circles all of my life, mostly due to the fact that I’m half Iranian, and unfortunately it comes with the territory. So now that I have come to terms with the fact that I’m stuck with them, I’m always on the look out for new ways to cover them up!
I saw the master camo colour correcting pen on an American You Tube video recently, and I immediately checked to see if we could get it in the UK. The one I saw in the video was an apricot colour which would be perfect for my skin tone. Annoyingly, they haven’t released that one over here yet (why?!) and they only had the red shade. I decided to give it a go anyway, because frankly I just can’t help myself!
So over here in the UK we have 4 different shades:
Red – To conceal very dark circles
Green – To reduce the appearance of redness
Pink – To brighten fair skin tones
Yellow – To brighten deep skin tones
I’m assuming that we will get the apricot and blue shades a little later, as the master camo pen has only just been released here in the UK.
How to Use
I really like the sponge applicator. The shape is perfect for getting into your eye contour and blending it around the area. The twist function is helpful for releasing the right amount of product that you need – and you really don’t need much at all. I don’t know about the other colours, but this red one is super pigmented, so you need to use it sparingly. Tip – I think you definitely need to blend this out with a Beauty Blender – a brush just isn’t going to cut it.
Ok, so we’ve already established that this colour is a tad too dark for me. Ideally I should be using the apricot shade. I think that this red is best suited to a dark skin tone. That being said, my circles are very dark, so it did work on correcting them. As with all colour correctors, you need to ensure that you are only putting it onto the area that needs correcting, otherwise the colour will show through. I put a little too much on the first time I used it, and I could definitely see a tinge of red peeking through.
Even though you have to be careful, I do like how pigmented this corrector is. I’ve tried many correctors in the past that after blending, seem to just disappear. This one has a great pay off and definitely works at colour correcting.
The pen blends out pretty well, although I will say you need to be quick. I would suggest doing one eye at a time to avoid any mishaps. However, this does mean that the corrector lasts all day, once it was on it didn’t budge!
Another thing I liked about this colour correcting pen was the fact that it has quite a thin consistency (although it doesn’t look like it when it is coming out of the pen!) One reason I tend to avoid colour correctors is because I don’t like to have too much product under my eye – I think it is aging and emphasises the problem area. The Master Camo Pen is great because once its blended out you can’t even tell that it’s there (apart from the colour!) This is a big plus in my book.
Would I Repurchase?
Yes I would. Although I will have to wait until the apricot shade is released over here, because although the red does work, it is a tad too dark for me. I’m not big into colour correcting the rest of my face, so I probably wouldn’t bother buying the other colours. However, I’m so impressed with the formula and pigmentation, that I would definitely recommend them to anyone who does. At £8.99 each I think that this is certainly worth your pennies.
What are your favourite colour correctors for dark circles? Will you be trying the Master Camo Colour Correcting Pen? I’d love to hear from you, let me know in the comments!
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