Everything you need to know about color correction

Which one is right for you?

It is no secret that we could not survive without a concealer – the cosmetic weapon that covers a multitude of sins. From an early morning to spots and beyond. And while we have always praised the benefits of our beloved corrective, we thought it was time to delve into one of the most astounding talents of correctives: color correction.

Yes, some correctives have the power to correct colors like purple on eye bags and flare ups of bright red acne. If color correction correctors are slightly out of your comfort zone, do not worry – we’ve put these together to detail everything you need to know….


Color Concealers are designed to hide skin imperfections such as redness and general discoloration. They are particularly good for anyone with dark circles, scars, dark spots and hyperpigmentation ..
Most minor skin discoloration problems can be controlled by your base and concealer, but if you are pursuing perfection, a corrective correction of color under your base will do the trick! They are specially formulated to deal with these complicated areas.
Choosing a corrective corrective of the right color for you boils down to two things: color and consistency. If you have an extreme case of discoloration, you will need a heavier product with a stronger tone. To standardize mild to moderate discoloration, you’ll want a more pure formula in a softer shade.
When confused about which color to get, see the color wheel: complementary colors, or opposites on the color wheel, cancel each other out.
Green corrects extreme rednesses, such as birthmarks, rashes, skin sensitivities, etc. Use complete formulas for moderate redness. Green is great for angry red acne brands. Just be careful not to deposit too much product on site. You do not want this to appear hardened or you’ll just call attention to it.
Yellow corrects red and soft pink tones. Unless you have extreme redness, use yellow on green to correct problems such as broken capillaries or mild sensitivities. Yellow is great for redness around the nose and mouth.
Rosa corrects yellow and soft green tones, overly illuminating the pale and olive skin. Very light shades of pink are also great to highlight!
Want to know which color corrects dark spots? Orange and peach blue tones correct under dark circles, dark spots caused by aging or sun damage. Orange is great for covering up a blue bruise, while lighter shades of orange, such as peach, are best to cover a smoother blues case. Lighter skin tones can use peach to cover hyperpigmentation, while deep skin tones benefit from orange and red tones.
Violet and blue neutralize shades of yellow and orange, corrects dark spots and hyperpigmentation and excessively orange skin (think of self-tanning). If you have any yellow dots to hide, choose a purple hue. If you are unsure about yellow tones across your face, mix a little lilac corrective with primer and apply under its base.

What is alopecia areata?

What is alopecia areata?

There is currently no cure for alopecia areata. However, there are treatments that can help hair to grow faster and that can prevent hair loss in the future. There are also resources available to help people deal with the disease.


What are the symptoms of alopecia areata?

The main symptom of alopecia areata is hair loss. Hair usually falls on small round spots on the scalp. These spots are usually several centimeters or less. Hair loss can also occur in other parts of the body. You can first notice hair clusters on your pillow or in the shower. However, other types of diseases can also cause hair to fall into a similar pattern. Hair loss alone should not be used to diagnose alopecia areata.

In rare cases, some people may have more extensive hair loss. This is usually an indication of another type of alopecia, such as:alopecia totalis, which is the loss of all hair on the scalp  alopecia universalis, which is the loss of all hair throughout the body . Hair loss associated with alopecia areata is unpredictable and random. The hair can grow back at any time and then fall again. The extent of hair loss and new growth varies greatly from person to person.

What causes alopecia areata?
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease develops when the immune system confuses healthy cells with foreign substances. Usually, the immune system defends your body against foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria. If you have alopecia areata, however, your immune system mistakenly attacks your hair follicles. Hair follicles are the structures from which the hair grows. The follicles get smaller and stop producing hair, leading to hair loss.

Researchers do not know what triggers the immune system to attack the hair follicles, so the exact cause of this condition is not known. However, it occurs more often in people with a family history of other autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. This is why some scientists suspect that genetics may contribute to the development of alopecia areata. They also believe that certain factors in the environment are needed to trigger alopecia areata in people genetically predisposed to the disease.

How is Alopecia Areata diagnosed?
Your doctor will review your symptoms to determine if you have alopecia areata. They can diagnose alopecia areata simply by observing the extent of hair loss and by examining some hair samples under a microscope.
Your doctor may also perform a scalp biopsy to rule out other conditions that cause hair loss, including yeast infections, such as tinea capitis. During a biopsy of the scalp, the doctor will remove a small piece of skin from the scalp for analysis.

Blood tests may be done if other autoimmune conditions are suspected. The specific blood test performed depends on the specific disorder your doctor suspects. However, your doctor will probably test for the presence of one or more abnormal antibodies. If these autoantibodies are found in the blood, this usually means that you have an autoimmune disorder.

Other blood tests that may help rule out other conditions include the following:
C-reactive protein and sedimentation rate of erythrocyte iron levels, antibody test, antinuclear, thyroid hormones, free testosterone and total follicle stimulating and luteinizing hormone

How is alopecia areata treated?
There is no known cure for alopecia areata, but the condition can be treated. The treatment may be able to prevent future hair loss or help the hair to grow faster.

Medical treatment
You can rub certain medicines like minoxidil (Rogaine) on the scalp to help stimulate hair growth. Other common therapies include steroid injections or corticosteroid creams and ointments. In some cases, photochemotherapy can be used to promote hair growth. Photochemotherapy is a type of radiation treatment that uses a combination of oral medication and ultraviolet light.

Alternative Therapies
Some people with alopecia areata choose alternative therapies to treat their condition. These may include: Aromatherapy, Acupuncture, Herbal Supplements, Vitamins
Most alternative therapies have not been tested in clinical trials, so their efficacy in the treatment of hair loss is not known.
The effectiveness of each treatment will vary from person to person. Some people do not even need treatment, as hair grows on its own. In other cases, however, people never see improvements, despite trying all treatment options. It may be necessary to try more than one treatment to see the difference. Keep in mind that hair growth may only be temporary. It is possible that the hair grows again and then falls again.

How to Deal with Alopecia Areata
If hair loss is uncomfortable, you can try to cover bald head with a stylish wig, hat or scarf. You can also apply a powder or cream color hair on the scalp to make hair loss less obvious. Applying eyebrow pencils can help mask the lost eyebrows.

Concealer Radiant Creamy Concealer from NARS.

Since returning from travel and commented that I had bought the Radiant Creamy Concealer from NARS I get a lot of requests to review it around here.

Looking for a perfect concealer? Here it is … Today I show Radiant Creamy Concealer of Nars, my favorite corrective of life. Great coverage, durability, yields super good and leaves the skin beautiful. Coverage is medium to high, depending on the amount you use. As it is well pigmented, a little already gives a medium coverage, and a little more already covers everything.

But the cool thing is that it glitters and the skin does not look opaque. On the concealer has a sponge-tip applicator, gloss applicator style. There is nothing very different, but it is effective to apply the product directly on dark circles and pimples or other imperfections. It is creamy and has high coverage. It covers well without being sticky or too dry. After it dries, it does not add texture to the face, giving the impression that it has nothing on the skin. Oh, it does not trickle or crack.

Is it worth investing in the concealer?

If you like makeup, have mature skin or have a hard time finding the right shade to camouflage imperfections this can be a great investment. It costs $ 179 a version with 6ml of product, it has a high coverage but does not leave the skin heavy and is super easy to spread. In addition to fixing it illuminates, and has a super long duration. So, even though it’s pretty expensive for some, I really think it’s worth it. It may be too heavy for mature skin that already has many lines of expression.

What the brand describes.

“Radiant Creamy Concealer is enriched with active moisturizers beneficial to the skin. It is a multi-action concealer that instantly camouflages dark circles and imperfections, not marking the lines of expression. Provides medium to high coverage and natural and radiant finish with long lasting results.
Formula free of parabens, alcohol, fragrance, non-comedogenic. Tested dermatologically and ophthalmologically. “

Is lip balm really need to use?

The use of lip balm must be done by everyone.

Regardless of whether or not they use a protection factor lipstick, because even these do not have the same protective effect, because the very paint used in the composition of the lipsticks disrupts the protective action. Lip skin needs daily protection, it needs protection – including solar – and hydration. That’s why lip balms are so important. True that some lipsticks bring moisturizing ingredients and FPS, but the hydration of lip balms is more effective.

How to choose the Lil ‘balm?

There are hundreds of different products of all prices and tastes. And many are more “scrumptious” than potent, so it’s good to opt for versions that contain active ingredients that actually prevent dehydration and treat skin like; Ceramides, shea butter , dexpanthenol, beeswax, cocoa butter and hyaluronic acid. And do not get confused, cocoa butter they do not moisturize. They fatten your lips, those who really moisturize are the Lil ‘balm.

A few more tips.

If you do not want a simple Lil balm, there are some that are shaped like food and are super cute. Produtos of beauty and food, it is fact. It is impossible to say who occupies a larger space in our hearts! But when these two worlds come together, it’s really wonderful. And yes it is in the cupcake format and since you are knowing how Lil balm is needed for our day to day. Boat always practice a weekly exfoliating to your lips.

Exfoliating the lips once a week helps remove those “fine” skins and leaves the region softer and smoother. Calm, you do not have to buy another product. Because with sugar, honey and vegetable oil (it can even be olive) you can make a very moisturizing and very little aggressive lip exfoliant. The most famous is the honey with sugar. But of course after exfoliating, always use Lil ‘balm. Until the next article and be well.

Vult Shadow Quintet: Diva

Vult is one of the Brazilian national brands that I like best for the ease of being found.

For having friend prices, but mainly for always bringing an incredible range of products with an incredible quality. The vult palettes are well pigmented and come with basic colors and even some bolder colors for that night make that we love. And nothing better than a review of the palettes so that we know better and see if it is worth the investment. This was one of my first palettes of the brand and that is a great success, for bringing basic colors with scintillating and opaque finish. All colors are well pigmented according to the intensity of the tone.

What the brand has to describe:

“With ultra-fine texture and micronized particles, the product promotes high adhesion and vibrant colors, providing flawless finish to the make-up. From the classics to the bolder ones, the quintets allow a multitude of combinations. ”

This vult shade palette with 5 colors is ideal even to carry in the bag. Because in my opinion it does not occupy space, is thin, and leaves you ready to raze in the makeup. And it is worth remembering that, fashion is now neutral makes, that eye more natural and elegant. The only thing I see is the fact that some shadows crumple a little as the brush passes. However, for the price, even crumbling I am still happy, because when talking about pigmentation, they get a lot of bonuses, the colors reveal well in the eyes, they last and have a soft texture. We have in colors: Black, brown, guava (a light pink), a pearly and at last a very light nude.

The main negative point is the fragility of the packaging. However beautiful it is weaker than the Touch of Nature, for example (but the colors are better). They are very pigmented, but they crumble a bit. So you have to be careful not to get your skin dirty while doing the make! Always try to use primer to last longer.