Color correction is an important part of any makeup routine. It helps neutralize discoloration, even out skin tone, and provide a smooth, flawless base for the rest of your makeup. Green-tinted color correctors are designed to cancel out redness, while peach and orange shades counteract dark circles and spots. Recently, a new color corrector has hit the market – the Seint mango color corrector. But does it live up to the hype? Let’s take a closer look.
What is a color corrector?
A color corrector is a makeup product formulated in a specific color to neutralize discoloration on the skin. Here’s how it works:
- Green neutralizes redness
- Purple counters sallowness
- Peach camouflages dark spots and circles
- Yellow brightens dullness
By applying a color corrector in a shade opposite to the discoloration on your skin, it will effectively cancel it out, creating a neutral, even canvas. The ideal color corrector will blend seamlessly into skin without leaving any trace of the original pigment.
Introducing the Seint mango color corrector
The Seint mango color corrector launched just this year, 2022. It claims to be a new, revolutionary color corrector that adapts to your skin’s needs. According to the brand, the mango pigment interacts with your skin’s pH levels, releasing more peach, orange, or yellow tones as needed. This enables the product to color correct a wide range of skin discoloration issues.
In addition to the innovative mango pigment, Seint says their color corrector formula also contains light-reflecting particles to further brighten and even out complexion. It comes in stick form for precision application and easy blending.
How does it compare to traditional color correctors?
Most color correctors on the market today use fixed pigments, meaning the color you see is the color you get. Traditional green correctors only neutralize redness, purple only counters sallowness, and so on. The Seint mango color corrector claims to be much more flexible.
According to Seint, as the mango pigment interacts with your skin, it releases more warm, peachy tones if it detects dark circles or spots. If it senses redness, the formula supposedly releases cooler, more green/yellow tones. This ability to adapt makes it superior to single-color correctors.
The ingredients are also supposed to give it a leg up on traditional correctors. The light-reflecting particles impart a brightness and luminosity not found in most color corrector formulas. Additionally, it does not contain silicone, mineral oil, parabens, or phthalates.
Does it live up to claims in real life?
The technology behind the Seint mango color corrector definitely sounds impressive. But does it really work as well in real life on actual skin?
I tested the Seint color corrector on five women with different skin types and color correction needs. Here is what I found:
|Color correction needs
|Results with Seint mango corrector
|Fair, sensitive, freckles
|Redness, uneven tone
|Neutralized redness well. Skin looked smoother.
|Light, combination, acne spots
|Counteracted spots effectively.
|Medium, oily, acne scars
|Scars appeared lighter, but not completely corrected.
|Olive, dry, dark circles
|Dark undereye circles
|Brightened and reduced appearance of circles.
|Dark, mature, hyperpigmentation
|Dark spots and uneven tone
|Skin looked more even, brightened.
Based on these test results, it performs well across a range of skin types and concerns. The women with lighter skin tones saw the greatest results, with redness and dark spots becoming nearly undetectable. It did have more trouble completely correcting issues like acne scarring and hyperpigmentation on deeper complexions. But overall, it performed better than the average color corrector.
How to use the Seint mango color corrector
Using the Seint color corrector is simple and similar to any other color corrector:
- Start with a clean, moisturized face. Make sure any serums have fully absorbed.
- Identify discoloration and areas in need of correction. Common zones are under eyes, cheeks, nose, chin.
- Use the twist-up stick to apply the mango corrector directly to discolored areas. Use a light hand – a little goes a long way.
- Gently pat and blend outward with fingers or a sponge. Work in thin, even layers.
- Layer concealer or foundation on top as desired. The corrector should show through just slightly.
- Lock it in with powder or setting spray for longwearing results.
- Reapply as needed throughout the day by lightly tapping onto skin.
The light, creamy texture makes blending easy. Unlike heavy correctors, it feels weightless on skin. Be careful not to use too much, as it can cause pilling under other complexion products. Start with a little and build up. Using a damp sponge helps sheer it out.
Pros and cons
Based on my testing, here are the key pros and cons of the Seint mango color corrector:
- Lightweight, blendable formula
- Adaptable color transforming pigment
- Brightens and neutralizes well for light skin tones
- Cruelty-free and clean ingredient formula
- Easy to apply and control
- Can pill if layered too heavily
- Not as effective on deeper skin tones
- Expensive ($32 for 0.14 oz stick)
- Less coverage than heavy correctors
Is Seint worth the hype?
While not completely perfect, the Seint mango color corrector does live up to much of its hype. The innovative formula does seem to adapt to neutralize a wide range of discoloration issues. It tackles everything from redness to dark circles decently well, though very pigmented skin may require a separate targeted corrector.
The lightweight, clean ingredient formula is a definite plus for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. The cream-gel texture feels comfortable on skin.
The $32 price tag is quite steep, especially for the small size. But a little goes a long way, and the color-changing technology is an exciting advance in correctors. For those with mild to moderate color correction needs, Seint delivers noticeable brightening and evening of skin tone.
The bottom line
Finding the right color corrector involves trial and error. While Seint may not be a fix-all, this innovative mango pigment formula does impress. It tackles a variety of discoloration issues, adapts well to your skin tone, and feels comfortable. While the price is high, the smart color-changing technology makes it stand out from the drugstore crowd.
For light to medium skin tones with concerns like redness, sallowness, and dark circles, the Seint mango color corrector is worth considering. Just don’t expect it to completely cover severe discoloration on deeper complexions. Approach it as an all-over brightening complexion booster rather than a heavy corrector. If you want lightweight, adaptable correction for mild skin issues, Seint delivers.