I’ve only used this colour correcting make up twice, so I’m still on a learning curve. However, I will be using it every day this week, so will add to this review once I get a proper feel for it.
MARC JACOBS COVERT STICK COLOUR CORRECTOR
Demystify colour correction – it’s never been easier to target imperfections, conceal and create a balanced-looking complexion.
Brighten, neutralise and conceal hyper-pigmentation with this easy-to-use colour corrector stick available in three marbleised dual hues.
The specially formulated shades filter dual hues with velvety blurring pigments that filter light for a soft-focus effect. Its creamy texture feels silky on the skin and can be blended all over or used to target specific areas.
Citron and lime hues cover and neutralise redness.
HOW TO USE
- Apply a sheer layer to desired areas and blend with brush or fingertips.
- Stipple or tap foundation over the top.
- Concentrate application on the centre of the face, where redness appears most.
- Tap and blend onto blemishes.
I bought this product ‘blind’ i.e. online. I try to test out products first if I can, because it’s very hard to take make up back unless it’s defective – it’s no good returning it if the colour’s not right, which is fair enough.
John Lewis didn’t have any in store for me to swatch, but from all the reviews and official photos I was expecting a fair balance of ‘marbleised citron and lime’ hues (they mean orange and green). I had a hissy fit when I opened the one on the left. By the way, it’s twisted up to the max, so that’s how much product you get for £28.00.
I took it back and pulled a sad face at first, then made a fuss, which I needed to because the lovely John Lewis assistant was on the phone to someone at the other end who very obviously did not want to exchange it (I should add that I hadn’t touched the product, just twisted it up to photograph it). She persevered though and a replacement was ordered and ready for collection the next day.
It’s on the right above, I was kicking myself, because it was more orange than the first one! I didn’t have the nerve to take it back again, because the top view is more promising. I’ve adjusted the exposure and it matches the colour of the product exactly.
The stick is similar to a push up deodorant. The scent is certainly unusual, but not offensive; it reminds me of clean plastic, soap and the make up counters in Duty Free.
I will probably apply it with a brush to get into all the nooks and crannies when the stick can no longer be twisted up (did I mention it’s £28.00?) but for now, I ‘dab’ it onto my red areas mostly on my cheeks, and then blend with a brush.
The silky texture of the stick is gorgeous, you think it’s going to be balmy and a bit greasy, but it turns almost powdery upon contact with skin. Blending is effortless, it doesn’t emphasise pores and is sheer and build able without caking.
How efficiently it works to cover redness, I’m not yet sure, there’s definitely more of a peach tone on the face, than the colour correcting green. If the green marbling ‘disappears’ as the stick wears down then I will have return it to Marc Jacobs headquarters.
The Covert Stick is also available in two other shades:
The pink-and-lilac covers and eliminates dullness, and cancels out dark circles for fair complexions.
The peach-and-caramel shade offsets dark spots and dark circles for medium to deep complexions.
Sali Hughes, beauty writer for The Guardian, raves about Getting Warmer as an effective ‘neutraliser’ for those suffering from melasma and chloasma (light to dark brown or greyish pigmentation on the face).
I thought this was my first Marc Jacobs make up product, then I remembered I received his Objects of Desire Face and Eye Palette for Christmas (present from the kids when it was reduced to £46.00, I chose it of course).
It doesn’t look as if it’s available anymore so I won’t crow about it too much, but oh my, it really is stunning. The outer packaging is glamorous enough, with its a gold zippered case, but the shades (reminiscent of Charlotte Tilbury’s Instant Look in a Palette) are strongly pigmented and the highlighter is THE best I’ve ever used, it is perfect. *Stops crowing*
PS I know it seems every beauty blogger out there photographs on a marble background, but my desk is marble. 30 years old and the first item of furniture we bought as a married couple (it was our dining table), so it’s really handy for me and brings back lovely memories.
PPS Talking of marble, Sainsburys are selling this rose gold and marble printed weekly planner (100 pages) for £3.50. Talk about inspired by Instagram! I have 3 of them.
Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick Colour Corrector £28.00.