NYX recently released a whole bunch of new products for their Spring 2015 collection and I somehow just keep buying more and more. My latest purchase is the NYX 3C Conceal Correct Contour Palette. This palette retails for about $12 and comes in three shades, light, medium and dark. I ordered the light palette.
Each palette comes with 6 shades customized for a range of skin tones and is designed to conceal and correct spots and discoloration as well as contour and highlight. Depending on your each persons skin tone, different people may find these shades work for them in different ways.
OVERALL REVIEW: 6.75
Packaging: I think it’s sleek and attractive and I like that it shows the contents inside. No problems here. 7/10
Longevity: Lasted well throughout the day on most of my face but creased almost immediately under my eyes. 6/10
Application: Takes some time to blend, especially the darkest shade, and I felt like the darkest shade kept looking patchy. 7/10
Texture: A thick cream reminiscent of grease paint. A bit of an unusual texture for everyday makeup. 7/10
I’ve used this palette on three different occasions now because I wanted to give it a fair chance before reviewing it but I’m still on the fence about it. Is it a terrible product? Definitely not. Do I love it? Eh, not really. Could I see how someone else might really like it? Sure.
This product claims to not crease but I didn’t find that to be true, especially with my under eye area. There definitely was some creasing though. It wasn’t horrible but no amount of creasing is exactly cute. I’m spoiled by my holy grail concealer, MAC’s Pro Longwear, which is practically crease free!
I really loved the effect that I got when I used the salmon color under my eyes. It canceled out my dark circles and made the whole area look really lovely and bright! But then it creased super quickly so that was kind of a bummer.
That dot in the darkest shade is my nose print. I was trying to sniff it. By the way, it doesn’t smell like much. 😛
The texture of this product is a heavy cream that almost reminds me of grease paint. They were a little difficult to blend out with the darkest color giving me the most trouble and the lightest colors being a little easier.
I tried different ways of applying and blending this product including the Sonia Kashuk sculpting brush, a Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques Expert Face brush. The Beauty Blender gave me the most favorable results although I never was quite thrilled with the final look. It seems as if the product just wasn’t really spreading right and the darkest shade was difficult to keep from being patchy.
I was surprised to see that each of the shades swatched a little lighter than they appeared in the pan. Once you break the film on top of the creams in the pan, they’re a bit lighter underneath.
So let’s see what the NYX Conceal Correct Contour Palette does!
Meh, so this was my third use with this palette and I just don’t really like the end result. I’ve used the first concealer shade in the palette around my chin and mouth, the yellow shade to highlight on my chin, bridge of nose, forehead and under my brows and the second, lighter shade of concealer to highlight above my cheek bones as well as under my contour line.
Despite the contour color being on the cooler side, it just wasn’t cool enough for my preference and I feel like I just look oddly bronzed and maybe a little dirty after using it. Does anyone else agree with me on this? 😛 In these photos I opted to use my MAC Pro Longwear Concealer under my eyes because I didn’t feel like dealing with the creasing.
As long as you aren’t using it under your eyes, it does last quite well throughout the day though! It just didn’t give me the results that I was hoping for nor did my contouring look as nice as it generally does. I also think the color is just a little off for me but perhaps others might find that to be different.
I generally love NYX products but this one just didn’t hit the mark for me. If you’re still on the fence about trying this, it doesn’t hurt to give it a shot! You might end up liking it more than me and if you don’t, you can always return it! Nothing to lose, ladies. Now I really want to try the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit to see if I like it more!
Do you think you’ll be picking up the NYX 3C Conceal Correct Contour Palette yet? If you already have it, share your thoughts on it with me!