While I’m no makeup artist, I’ve always loved doing my own makeup. Even more so in the last few years, I find that I really enjoy the mornings where I can take a little extra time and really dig into some fun shadows, liners and contours. Even when I find myself going down the YouTube rabbit hole (you know the one), it almost always leads me back to makeup tutorials. There’s just something so fascinating about watching people transform their faces in front of you with various beauty techniques.

One area that I’m always fascinated with is colour correcting and concealing. I think it’s probably because it’s the area I struggle with the most. I’ve always loved doing my eyes- playing with various shadows, liners and mascaras, but when it comes to the face, I’m usually pretty lost.

So for 2017, I decided to take on the New Year Beauty Resolution Challenge with Walmart Canada and see if I can finally master colour correction and concealing once and for all!

I found this awesome 6-in-1 colour correcting kit from Hard Candy at Walmart and decided to give it a try. With so many products at the beauty counter, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin when it comes to laying the proper base on your face. So I appreciate a palette like this one that has everything you will need in one.

So, I have three main issues when it comes to my skin: dark under eye circles, redness and uneven skin tones. I’ve found that since I’ve had the kids, my skin has changed so much, unfortunately not in the best of ways. I’m learning to use the right kind of products to help combat some of these “problem” areas.

To start, I used Hard Candy’s Sheer Envy Primer. This helps give a good base for all the makeup that you will layering on top by minimizing the lines and pores for a smooth finish.

Then, I jumped right into the conceal and correcting palette from Hard Candy. I used the yellow colour under my eyes, which is designed to correct the dark circles and blue undertone.

Next, I added the purple shade just under the yellow in the top part of the cheekbone area. This helps brighten and neutralize yellow undertone.

Finally, I added green to my nose, chin and a few other red spots on the face, including around my lips, to help combat the redness.

As you will notice, if you look closely, I’ve been struggling with severe chapped lips this winter and it’s become irritated around my lips. This green colour corrector did just the trick to cover up all that red and provide a great base for the foundation to go on and cover.

After I did the colour correcting on my face, I tried Hard Candy’s Eye Shadow Primer, to really give a good foundation for the shadow I was going to apply. This helps set your eye shadow and make sure it will last all day without creasing.

Once I had this good base layer all over my face, it was time to add the foundation and usual makeup. I was incredibly surprised by the finished product.

Typically, I put on a quick all-over-the-face primer and then add my makeup. But what usually ends up happening is that I have to layer on, especially the concealer in those problem areas, just to get enough coverage. And then I just end up feeling like I have tons of product caked onto my face.

What I found after using all of these colour correcting primers was that I needed way less foundation and concealer to get that even tone. Less makeup, better coverage! And these beauty finds really held up throughout the day, providing long-lasting coverage.

So, if you have uneven skin tones, dark eye circles or dull skin that needs a little boost, I would highly recommend trying out Hard Candy’s Conceal and Correct palette to get the job done! Take on Walmart’s #NewYearBeautyResolutionChallenge and let me know after a few weeks how it’s working out for you!

So here’s to the new year with new beauty tricks that will leave your skin even, bright and flawless!

Love & Blessings,

CMartin-Sign

 

 

 

Note: This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of their Beauty Resolution Challenge. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

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