I like to think of this product as the palette that should be a staple in every professional makeup artist’s kit. I’m not kidding. The one-of-a-kind Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette is a reliable workhorse that I can’t say enough good things about. And it’s always in my kit.
So, let’s find out why!
I remember the first time this palette was recommended to me by another makeup artist. It was almost 10 years ago now. And although it took me a minute to wrap my head around it – to understand how to use it properly, I’m so glad that I gave this palette a try all those years ago.
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Dare I say that this corrector palette would belong in my “desert island” makeup mix. If it came down to a limited amount of makeup products to have on hand, this would be one of them. No questions asked. It’s just that good.
The palette itself is described as a mineral corrector.
But it also conceals, tones down redness, it can be used as a foundation, great on hands (you know those emergencies you find yourself in when you’re on set and your actor has a cut or a bruise on their hand, this will fix it instantly!)
I tend to think of this palette as an all-rounder concealer.
The Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette is made from minerals, and the colors are presented in powder form. And that’s where it differs from almost any and every other concealer palette on the market today.
Show Me The Colors!
Let’s go from left to right as we walk through the 5 shades the palette holds. And explore further what exactly each shade is capable of.
Lightens Red Tones/Ideal for Concealing
This is the lightest shade of the Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette. It’s also found on the far left side.
Perfect for a subtle highlight, or if you need a kick of light to bounce off a certain area.
This color is also great for concealing redness in fair-skin tones, covering pimples and acne and redness in general.
Be aware that this color is incredibly fair. So if you apply it on someone a little darker in skin tone, you may have the exact opposite effect to what you desire. And instead of a little blemish disappearing altogether, you may highlight it instead.
So be sure to know your colors well, and if in doubt, try something darker to begin with.
The beauty of these products is you can always go back and add more if you need to.
Corrects Red Tones/Ideal for Concealing
A true red color corrector is Shade #2. Its tone is a little deeper than #1 and is probably one of the colors I use most frequently in the palette.
If you have an actor on set that has red ears (this is a pet hate of mine!).
A little warmth is fine, but if they are red to the point of distraction, then this will be your new lifesaver. The easiest solution is to brush a little #2 on over the area in question. Those red ears will be toned down and ready for filming instantly!
This is also great to dot around red nostrils or on eyelids in general, where redness is an issue.
Despite though the color of this product being very warm in appearance, and knowing that all our color theory tells us that green will cancel out red, don’t be alarmed. Colorescience knows what they are doing and this color will undeniably take care of red issues you may come across.
Covers Blue Tones/Ideal for Concealing
As you can see by its appearance, Shade #3 has a little more of a peachy, orange tone to it than #1 and #2.
This is what you’ll use to tone down any under-eye blue tones or dark circles that you may have to contend with.
Let’s not forget that shade #3 is perfect for quickly covering any bruises as well.
Covers Blue Tones/Ideal for Concealing
A slightly deeper tone again, than Shade #3, this is another great concealer for bruising, under eye blueness, and any dark spots that you will have to cover.
Colorscience mentions on their site that these blue-tone cover colors are also perfect to use covering post-surgery bruising. I thought that was interesting that they mention this.
Covers Yellow and Green Tones/Ideal for Concealing
This is a deceptive color indeed. Its pigment is actually quite vivid and yes, it will neutralize any yellow or green tones you come across.
Whether it be doing your own, or someone else’s makeup, this is an unsung hero to cover colors we don’t often talk about.
Perhaps it’s because it’s not as common to have to conceal yellow and green tones within the skin, but it does happen.
This color is also great to mix with the others to get the perfect tone you are looking for.
Mixing The Colors
And while we’re at it, let’s talk mixing a little bit more.
Working as a makeup artist, I find myself drawn to makeup palettes way more frequently than to single color products.
There is a feeling of freedom and somewhat greater versatility that comes from having a palette of different colors in front of you. It’s hard to define, but there it is; I love a good palette!
And the Mineral Corrector Palette from Colorescience is no exception.
So even if you have some heavy redness to contend with, feel free to have a play, and mix some of the deeper shades – you may just get your desired color and effect.
Aside from the actual colors as we’ve already mentioned that are able to conceal and correct red, blue and yellow tones (and combinations of those as well!) these mineral makeup products do so in a natural way.
The makeup itself doesn’t look heavy on the skin.
If you don’t like wearing a lot of foundation, and perhaps are just after a little concealing on a couple of spots on your face, this may be all the makeup you need.
Colorescience’s Mineral Corrector Palette is formulated with Vitamin E. So it is going to help shield your skin against free radicals.
It is also made with a chemical-free SPF 20 sunscreen to protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays.
The Mineral Corrector is dermatologically tested.
It is also free of nasty Parabens.
You will also discover that it’s water-resistant for 80 minutes!
When I have been working in the GA summer heat I would use this as my daily makeup. Not only to know that I could face the day with my makeup on intact. But also so that I could work through the heat, humidity, sun and sweat and go a while without having to touch up.
Titanium Dioxide 21.2%; Zinc Oxide 12.1%
Mica, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Methicone, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Lycopodium Clavatum Extract, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Benzoate, Farnesol, Linalool, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
A Makeup Artist’s Must-Have Palette
As I have mentioned once or twice already, this palette is truly a must-have for the working makeup artist.
Whether you do bridal (this would be great for quick-fixes for grooms) or photographic, or on film sets, or your own makeup on social media, this is an incredibly useful, reliable and versatile palette.
I think most of all, this palette comes in especially handy for men and male grooming.
First of all, because it doesn’t read very heavily, and tones redness with ease. Generally I find that a majority of the makeup application I do on men is indeed, toning down red. And thanks to Colorescience, this is easy, quick and long-lasting.
It’s difficult to describe, but the finish of these powder products has an ever so slight reflect to them, and on the skin, they look so good, not shimmery at all. But just enough to bounce off light perfectly.
Let’s also not ignore the packaging.
I love the presentation of the Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette. Finished in a compact, slim and clean-looking silver palette, it’s slim but solid.
It comes ready to use with its own small brush, which is like a short-handled concealer brush. The brush is of good quality, and I like to leave it in there.
Generally, I always take the makeup brushes out of the palettes they come with. But with my Colorescience palettes, I leave them in. Ready for use.
These little brushes are designed well for the task at hand. When I pop one of these palettes into my actor bag, I know it’s ready for quick touch-ups or corrections on set, with a brush ready to go.
These palettes are also perfect for personal use. Because they are so slim, they easily fit into a handbag or pocket.
In fact, if there is one gripe that I have about the palette, it is the fact that when I first started buying and using them, there was also a dark skin palette.
Currently, there is only one skin tone range in the Mineral Corrector Palette.
Surely it would be advantageous for both customers and businesses alike to revisit some more color ranges in the future. And I hope we see this eventuate.
Would you like to find out more about where you can get your own Colorescience Mineral Corrector Palette? Or perhaps you may need to stock up? Take a look at their website to learn more.
You know that you can’t go wrong with a product that features instructions on the outside!