I’m sure you already heard about the new Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen from Face Studio which is available in an array of color correcting shades including some unique ones like red and orange. Hell, by now everyone has come across at least on youTube video where someone is all Harry Potter wizard-like with a tube of red lipstick and a wave of a hand to correct dark circles. I haven’t personally tried to diffuse my dark circles with red lipstick but props to every guru who went there and made a video about it to tell the tale.
Anyway, red lipstick can now be reserved for your lips only because Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen is available in a red shade to help ease those pesky circles on deeper skin tones. It’s also available in the usual suspect color correcting shades like green for to tame redness, yellow to combat dullness, and purple to even out a swallow complexion.
As for me? I had to be different so I picked up the orange shade which or apricot which was created with light to medium skin tones in mind. It’s suppose to diffuse the appearance of dark circles so, of course I had to give it a whirl. Honestly though, I suffer more from tired, sunken in eyes than I do dark circles but occasionally I’ll wake up not only have to deal with puffiness and tired eyes but also a bit of darkness so, I set this aside for the days I did have those dreaded dark circles.
Here’s my experience Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen!
Don’t take my word for it because these little pens are getting some raving reviews BUT I will say I hated the one I picked up.
Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen are available in six shades total and each one comes housed in a click pen with an attached slated applicator for application that holds 0.05 oz of the corrector formula. I’ve seen them priced anywhere from $7.99 to $9.99 each depending where you purchase them.
Since I have plenty of the traditional shades of corrector such as pink, purple, yellow, etc…We probably all do considering they were quite the height of popularity last year. So, keeping this in mind I decided I wanted to try something different which led me to the purchase of the Apricot shade. Keep in mind I already have a good deal of apricot shaded correctors but most of those are a lighter shade. Maybelline’s is much more orange! I’d call it a burnt warm orange and not so much an apricot color. Now you might think I should have been a bit more daring and gone with the red shade. Others of you will say well red won’t work for your skin tone. I have seen a few youTube videos with medium fair skinned ladies and lads using red lipstick to conceal dark circles however, I wasn’t feeling as daring so, apricot ended up coming home with me.
Maybelline does say this is suitable for lighter and medium skin tones but I couldn’t get it to work for me. It’s a horror story. The color is too pigmented and I ended up looking like a Bratzis with it under my eyes. Needless to say, this is a corrector so applying concealer on top is a necessary evil but the problem here is the apricot is such a dark shade that it shows through my concealer. I ended up looking like I was punched in the eye.
The formula isn’t quite that friendly is. It’s rather thick and creamy but also, quite dry so I found it difficult to blend. I get why they made it so pigmented as it should be to correct really dark circles but I find it challenging to conceal on top of something that pigmented. This is so NOT for lighter skin tones. Perhaps it might work better on tanned or darker medium skin tones but on my medium fair skin it just wasn’t working. Burnt orange is obviously not a corrector shade created for me.
If they created this in a concealer with this much pigment I’d be pretty intrigued to give it a re-try. I didn’t love the drier texture but I do know it wore like a champ for several hours without creasing which is a plus. Sadly, the shade just didn’t work out for me which is one reason I can’t recommend it. But if you’re in need of a corrector the Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pen might just be the way to go especially if the others shades are as pigmented as Apricot was for me.
Do share your thoughts on the formula!