Color Correcting 101
A majority of us find it difficult to find the right shade to match our skin tone. Color wheels include purples and yellows that leave us perplexed on how to make use of them and we find ourselves not being able to achieve the coverage we want but instead looking like a clown. But color correcting can be your best friend if you learn how to do it correctly, of course it takes some practice but once you learn what colors do what magic you’ll be concealing like a pro. Keep reading to learn what color does what.
Choose your color accordingly:
Green- This is great for canceling out really red areas, like when you have a pimple, rosacea, broken blood vessels, and even for people who get red rings around the eyes
Pink- This can even out fair skin that’s ruddy, and will cancel out purple under eye circles on fair skin.”
Yellow- This works on olive or tan skin and cancels out those purple-blue under eye circles and dark patches.
Purple- Brightens and corrects yellow under-tones
Conceal as you would normally.
“Use these bright hues to correct the color and then cover it with your flesh-tone liquid foundation or sheer concealer. These are all meant to be worn under makeup. And always use sheer concealer when you’re layering over a corrector because you don’t want the end product to look too thick, especially around your eyes.”
I have been using the NYX Color Corrector palette to achieve the coverage I want and it has worked well except for slight creasing that it causes. So I use my Ben Nye Banana Powder for a matte finish. It may take some trial and error but the key thing is to blend, blend, blend! Go ahead and become the concealer pro you were meant to be.
Source- Teen Vogue