From the queens of cute palettes comes the new Benefit Perk-Up Artist ($30 USD / $34 CAD)- a miniature palette with three complexion correctors and a double-ended brush. The portable compact contains three different shades of corrector in order to help disguise all sorts of imperfections, from dark circles to blemishes to tired eyes.
Each corrector comes in its own individual pot with a clear lid labeled with its intended purpose. The palette has a large mirror on the inside, however I was actually really surprised at how small the palette was. Not that it’s a bad thing- I just thought it was going to be bigger than it turned out to be.
I already gave a quick lesson on using correctors here, but just to reiterate, ‘correctors’ are basically tinted concealers that use color theory to help neutralize discolorations while covering them at the same time. They are usually meant for severe imperfections that can’t be neutralized by skin-toned concealer alone.
The compact includes…
- Correct: This yellow-toned corrector is meant to neutralize redness, such as blemishes, rosacea and red eyelids.
- Cover: This beige-toned corrector really just works like concealer, hiding minor imperfections (but also works well to pat on top of corrector to give it a more natural tone).
- Brighten: This pink-toned corrector works to brighten sallow areas, such as the inner and outer corner of the eyes as well as the brow bone, and can even be used to highlight the bridge of the nose, forehead and cupids bow.
The formula itself surprised me… these aren’t that pigmented. I actually like not-too-pigmented correctors, because it helps to neutralize without actually turning your skin green or yellow, but I feel like the beige corrector should be a little more pigmented. I found it helpful for covering areas like redness on the eyelids or around the nose, and brightening up areas, but I wouldn’t replace my trusty concealer for this palette.
The texture is also more dry then you’d expect, Benefit usually has quite creamy concealer formulas (I’m thinking of Boi-ing) and these felt a little dry on the skin… great for oily-skin, but it can be a little hard to blend. It was also really difficult to be precise for concealing blemishes… I found that I just had to pile on too much product to get the coverage that I wanted.
I’ll definitely use this in conjunction with my regular concealers, because they do work well at correcting with a sheer tint, but I need a little more pigmentation to be precise!
- Price: $30 USD / $34 CAD for 3 x 1.5g / 0.05oz
- Availability: Sephora
- Overall: A nice correcting palette to have, but it doesn’t take place of concealer. The formulas are quite sheer actually, which is good for the yellow and pink tones to help neutralize imperfections, but it doesn’t allow them to completely and precisely cover. Great for large areas of discolouration, not so great for blemishes.
- Rating: B+