Color correction in makeup is not a new thing; in fact, most beauty "trends" are not new. People have been correcting, contouring, baking, and strobing since the 1940's (if not even earlier; I've only seen it done in tutorials from as late as the 40's, but it could easily have existed before then and had just not been recorded). It is refreshing, though, to have so many color correcting products readily available!
Normally, I avoid purchasing in-house makeup brands because they're never as good of quality as other, stand alone brands. The Sephora Collection, however, is generally quite good and is comparable, if not better, than many of the other brands they carry. I knew I wanted to pick up some more color correcting products in a variety of shades, but I didn't want to have to purchase a bunch of products to do so. Which is why I was super excited to see that Sephora + Pantone Universe came out with a whole palette of cream color correctors and concealers! Since I purchased this palette online, I got a couple extra goodies with my order.
Overall, I'm pretty impressed with this palette. There's a good selection of colors here, with options for fair, light, and medium skin tones with both warm or cool undertones. All of the colors were pigmented and opaque, sometimes to their detriment (specifically with Laurel Green). They applied smoothly and they blend well both on bare skin and over foundation. I was actually surprised at how creamy they were; I don't have very good experiences with cream palettes, so I assumed they would be stiff and need a bit more fiddling with to make them work, but that's not the case at all. They may still dry out over time, but right now, they're perfect.
Even though the palette is smaller than I expected, the pans are about the size of a standard eye shadow and you get a good amount of product (especially since a little goes a long way). I am a little disappointed that the pans in my palette arrived so loose, but again, it doesn't affect how the creams themselves perform, it only makes me reluctant to travel with it.
If you're interested in trying out color correcting and you have a lot of different skin concerns to address (or you just like having a lot of options), this palette is definitely worth picking up, even at the $49 price tag.
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