Hey friends! Today I’m going to talk about something that’s been a big trend for a while – color correcting! I’m sure most of you know what it is, but for those of you who don’t, it’s pretty much a way of concealing problem areas using different colored concealers.
So why should you color correct? Getting a flawless face has never been easier with color correcting. Instead of piling on your skin-toned concealer to *hopefully* cover up those problem areas, you can just color correct. Color correcting can be a little scary at first. I mean, putting green and orange concealers all over your face doesn’t really seem right at first, but the results are amazing. So let’s talk about the ~science~ part of it:
Color correcting is pretty simple in theory. Remember the color wheel we all learned about in first grade and how each color has its own complementary color? That’s how color correcting works. You use the complementary color of your problem area to conceal and it cancels it out! It’s magical. But it’s important to remember that everyone has different skin tones so while certain colors might be complementary, depending on your skin tone, you might have to use a variation of that color. I know. Kind of confusing, but I’m here to explain it all friends! So here’s a rundown of the different colored concealers you can use and how to use them:
Green: Green is perfect for covering up redness on the face no matter your skin tone. Green is good for more targeted redness like blemishes.
Yellow: Yellow is perfect for under the eyes because it conceals those purple-y blue tones. It also conceals minimal redness on all skin tones.
Purple: Purple is really great for those of you with a medium skin tone. Purple concealer will cancel out dark circles and brightens dullness, so it’s perfect for the undereye area!
Peach: Peach will cover up dark circles and correct dark spots on medium-light skin tones.
Pink: Pink is a great concealer for light skin tones. The pink concealer will cancel out dark circles and will brighten your complexion!
Red: Red is great for concealing dark circles on deep skin tones!
Orange: Orange will correct dark circles and conceal dark spots in deep skin tones.
I’ve been color correcting for a little bit now and I can honestly say it has changed my makeup routine for the better! I always color correct when I want my makeup to look flawless. So let’s talk about a few different color correcting concealers you can get:
NYX Color Correcting Concealer
This is the color correcting concealer I use and it works like a charm! My favorite thing about it is that it comes in a palette with pretty much all of the shades I just talked about, so this is a great palette for those of you just getting started. Not to mention it’s really affordable and available at most drugstores and target!
Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid
I haven’t tried this concealer but I’ve added it in this list because it is definitely a cult favorite. Urban Decay definitely has a following, especially when it comes to their foundations and concealers, so it’s no surprise this has great reviews. It comes in at $28 per tube, so it’s a good option if you only need one or two colors!
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal
This concealer is another fan favorite for its color and formula. These concealers are super blendable and easy to mix with other concealers to get a really natural finish! These come in at about $5 each so they’re a great drugstore alternative to the naked skin concealer.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Neutralizer
I wanted to add in a product at each price point, so the final concealer we’re going to talk about is this Yves Saint Laurent one. This one comes in at around $38, but is loved for its color “bisque” that neutralizes dark circles like a charm!
So that’s basically everything! I hope this helps you all figure out how you can start color correcting too and achieve a more flawless face!
How do you achieve a flawless face? Comment below to let me know!
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