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….
WHAT IS A COLOR CORRECTION?
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.
1. GREEN COLOR CORRECTIVE
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.
2. YELLOW COLOR CORRECTIVE
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.
3. PINK CORRECTION
Rosa corrects yellow and soft green tones, overly illuminating the pale and olive skin. Very light shades of pink are also great to highlight!
4. RED, ORANGE AND PEACH COLOR CORRECTIVE
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.
5. VIOLET, PURPLE AND BLUE COLOR CORRECTIVE
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.