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"Corrector brightens under the eye, Concealer lightens"

Colour correcting was one of the biggest makeup trends of 2016. I think it is a great technique for correcting the under eyes.
To take colour correcting to the next level however I think its better to use a colour corrector that actually has beneficial ingredients that will not only hide pigmentation but will correct it in the long run.

Here is one of  my current  favourite colour correctors that actually contains beneficial ingredients.
  • Urban Decay - Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid
  • Thiscolourr correcting fluid contains Vitamin C and E.

    To get the best results from any product I think it is important to understand how it works so read below to learn about the science behind colour correcting.

    Color corrector 101.
    I remember learning about the color wheel back in high school during art classes. Never did I imagine it would come in handy when it comes to makeup. Ever noticed how some concealer palettes come with the weirdest colours like greens, peaches and yellows and wondered are these for?

    If you look at a colour wheel the colours have complimentary colours.
    Green is complementary to Red. So Green will correct any redness for example pimples.

    Purple corrects yellow undertones.

    Pink correctors are great for dull and dark under eyes in olive skin tones.

    For darker skin tones I would suggest an orange corrector for dark circles and or hyperpigmentation.

    The concentration of your corrector should match the concentration of the pigmentation. So for dark areas use darker oranges. Light areas use less concentrated correctors so lighter oranges. With orange correctors they should blend as much as possible, you should not be able to see the corrector underneath your makeup.

    It is recommended to use correctors before concealer. You can use a beauty blender to blend your corrector. Although sometimes concealer is not even necessary after using a corrector. You can then set it all with a powder. Remember to use the ring finger to pat it in. Only apply your corrector to the area with hyperpigmentation or darkness.

    Colour correcting

    When I found out the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser had finally hit the UK shelves I was so excited. It was amongst my to try list. Fortunately i did not have to order it online and wait for it to arrive by post because they stock it in most boots stores in the UK.

    Description of product
    Neutrogena claim that the product will boost your skins moisturise within one hour of application. It is a light weight blue gel with a water like consistency.

    Why it works?
    The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser contains hyaluronic acid in the form of Sodium hyaluronate. The sodium hyaluronate is one of the key hydrating ingredients in the moisturiser, although this is in very low concentrations in this moisturiser. 
    The moisturiser contains a new innovative continuous release system (The progressive release system).  According to the neutrogena website this system releases moisture slowly over 24 hours. It also targets dry areas throughout the day. ---If it does do what it says it does then it is an ideal moisturiser as it will provide your skin with constant moisture without the need to reapply often.

    My experince 

    I was very exicited to try this product however i did not feel that it hydrated my skin enough. It didn't feel like it actually soaked into my skin. Instead it tightened my skin. I did not like the fragrance of the product. I am very sensitive to fragrance so that was one my negatives.

    Although this product did not meet my expectations i still plan on trying the other products in the range. I do have to point out however that my skin is very dry at the moment due to the weather so maybe that is why it was not as effective as I hoped. 


    • Oil free.
    • Non-comedogenic.
    • Clean packaging and expensive looking packaging.
    • Claims to maintain the moisture of the skin by releasing the product continuously over 24 hours.
    • It is a baby blue colour so it looks like water.
    • Nice gel-like texture.
    • Light-weight product.
    • It did not make me breakout. 


    • Contains fragrance.
    • Packaging is unhygienic you might need a spatula to avoid contaminating your product.
    • It did not moisturise my skin like i expected it to.


    Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Moisturiser review

    Before making a purchase I always try and read reviews on the product I want to buy. That way I know what to expect and I can decide whether it is a good investment or not. I would also much rather purchase a product that is evidence based and has been proven to work.

    I found a great website recently that does exactly what I am looking for. Reviews.com  is a website dedicated to conducting unbiased research and reviews on products. They have reviews and different products from skincare to treadmills.

    As a skin care and beauty enthusiast i particularly found their research on acne treatments very useful. They conducted a study on 42 different acne treatments with the help of different professionals and narrowed it down to the five best acne treatments. They also highlighted the top main acne fighting ingredients. There are so many acne treatments products out there on the market so this is a very useful website for narrowing it down before trying new products.

    I  also liked that Reviews.com  provided a chart to help you self-diagnose and grade the severity of your acne.

    Go check out Review.com and let me know what you think - CLICK HERE