To say that concealers are absolute lifesavers would be an entirely true statement. Concealers, as the name implies, is a makeup product that has the ability to cover your sins regardless of how many they are. Just kidding, lol. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro in makeup application, you must have heard of it and most likely used it before
I previously shared 10 makeup hacks you probably don’t know about and how to hide dark under eye circle and eye bags; in this article, I will be sharing with you all you need to know about colour correcting.
What Are Colour Correctors?
Colour correctors, however, are different from the regular concealers and foundation in that they come in different colours like peach, lavender, yellow, green, orange and coral-like. Colour correctors hide blemishes, dark under eye circles, discolourations, scars, dark spots and skin tone imperfection; this is done by using the shade that cancels them out on the colour wheel.
Wearing makeup is not a sign of insecurity and the desire to use makeup to cover your skin blemishes doesn’t make you less of yourself. If only foundations and concealer don’t completely give you the flawless “face beat” you want, try colour correcting.
How To Choose Which Colour Corrector To Use And For What
In selecting the best colour corrector to use, you can refer to the colour wheel. Colours opposite each other on the colour wheel cancel each other out.
Yellow Colour Correctors
This would help to correct dullness in olive skin tones, it can correct pink and mild red hues. Do no use yellow corrector for extreme redness.
This great for correcting undereye circles or veins that are blue or purple especially if you’re fair skinned. Hyperpigmentation can also be corrected with peach in lighter skin tones.
Orange/Peach Color Correctors
This is very effective in correcting dark spots caused which could be as a result of sun damage or ageing. Orange correctors can also correct blue especially on dark skin. Hyperpigmentation in dark skin tones can be covered with orange or red correctors.
Green correctors are great for covering extreme redness and red acne marks. If you have redness caused by sunburn, acne or broken capillaries, make use of a green corrector. Apply just enough, do not use too much.
Purple/violet correctors cancel orange and yellow. They are useful for very orange skin tones with hyperpigmentation or dark spots. If you too much yellow tones on your entire face, you can mix a little amount of purple concealer with your primer before applying your foundation
Things To Note While Before Using A Color Corrector
- Colour correcting is not for everyone. If just applying a foundation and normal concealers give you a flawless finish that you love, there is no need for you to go through the colour correcting process. But if you have blemishes and discolourations you wish to cover, by all means, use a colour corrector.
- A little goes a long way. Do not pack too much corrector on your face. Apply a little and blend it gently. If you need to add more add it gently and blend as you go to give you a more natural finish.
- Blend by tapping or gently with a small brush to avoid smearing the corrector on places where it isn’t needed.
- If you have fair skin, a peach or apricot concealer can be used counteract the blue tones prevalent in most under eye circles. Medium to darker skin tones can make use of orange concealer or red but be careful not to overdo it.
Wearing makeup is not a sign of insecurity and the desire to use makeup to cover your skin blemishes doesn’t make you less of yourself. If only foundations and concealer don’t completely give you the flawless “face beat” you want, try color correcting.
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