Color Correcting 101



First thing first:
 
The number one rule of mastering color correcting is to learn about the color wheel. The opposites on a color wheel will counteract and cancel out each other.  For example, if you look at the color wheel you’ll see that green is across from red which means they cancel/neutralize each other, which is why green is the most used concealer to cover up red spots and blemishes.

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Find the right color for your skin concerns

green-concealer
Green is the perfect color for any skin tone to getting rid of any redness on your skin. If you’re suffering from red spots, acne, rosacea and basically any type of redness on the skin this color will be your hero. Apply the concealer on the targeted area before or after your foundation (whatever works best for you) to cancel out the redness to achieve that Beyonce flawless base.

yellow-concealer

By looking at the color wheel you’ll see that yellow neutralize purple and that’s why yellow is amazing for covering up bruises, dark under eye circles and visible veins for people with olive to tan skin tones.  If your skin is on the fair side and yellow is your favorite color? Don’t worry , yellow concealer is actually amazing to use as an eyeshadow base or to brighten up the skin.

pink-concealer

Just like the yellow concealer pink is also perfect to cover up purple and blue spots on the skin , but unlike the yellow pink concealers is designed for people with fair skin tones. Pink works wonders for fatigue skin to leave skin with a bright and radiance glow .

purple-concealer

Yes , you guessed right! Purple concealer is used to cover up/cancel yellow undertones, pigmentations and pale patches on the skin. Purple is also often used as a highlighting color since it’s ideal for achieving a brightening effect.

peach-concealer

Peach and orange concealers cover up purple and blue spots just like the pink concealer but for people with darker skin tones. Great for canceling out dark under eyes circles and covering hyperpigmentation.

 

How to use color correcting correctly

Now that we know all about color correcting and what color to choose for our skin concerns, it’s time to learn how to use it . Before applying any makeup to the skin start with prepping the skin with moisturizer and then follow with primer to avoid makeup from creasing. Apply color corrector/correctors to the concern areas and blend with a brush or your fingers (make sure they’re clean), once the product is blended apply your favorite foundation and VOILA you’ve mastered the art of color correcting!

 

 Some of our favorite color correcting concealers

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