When it comes to my skin, I’m pretty lucky. Apart from a hormonal break out every so often, and a bit of dryness I’m usually good to go. The one thing I do wish I could change though is how red my skin can get. I’m naturally quite a pink-toned person, so if my skin is hot, cold, or in any other way stressed, it can get red rather too quickly for my liking. So, in an attempt to keep my colouring in control, I’m always on the lookout for new correcting products.
My newest find is Algenist’s REVEAL Concentrated Color Correcting Drops. Packaged in a dinky bottle complete wth dropper, they’re the first make up I’ve tried from Algenist (I’ve fallen in love with their skincare, you can read a post here) and I’m so glad that this lived up to my expectations.
Depending on how red my skin is, I change how I use the drops. If I’m feeling particularly pink, after applying my moisturiser, I apply a couple of drops to a beauty blender, then apply prior to foundation. The drops have a wonderfully lightweight, fluid texture, so they just melt into skin, taking any hints of redness with them. The drops leave skin looking even, and makeup applies beautifully on top – there isn’t any sort of piling or muddying of colour. Instead, skin looks calm all day long – it feels like magic, and it’s a must if you suffer from redness.
On days when my skin feels calmer, and less in need of some help, I like to use a couple of drops of the color corrector in my regular moisturiser. It’s super easy to do, and it just keeps my skin tone even throughout the day. It’s also possible to use the drops for targeted redness reduction – if you’re suffering from a blemish, all you need to do is dot the drops onto the blemish then blend. It will disappear under makeup and become incredibly easy to cover.