The Ins and Outs πŸ”„ of Color Correcting 🎨 Makeup πŸ’„ ...


Color correcting makeup is a pretty magical thing and it can do wonders for the way you look.

The theory is that it balances out discolorations on your skin, which leaves you with a smooth, flawless complexion, even if you have to fake it a little bit.

When you decide to try something new, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re getting into first.

So, without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about color correcting makeup.2

1. Green Concealers Are for Red Spots

Green Concealers Are for Red Spots

If you have acne or acne scars that look red, you need a green concealer to balance them out.

This works because red and green are on opposite sides of the color wheel, so covering one with the other helps neutralize the color, helping even out your skin tone and give you the flawless look you crave.

You can dab the concealer on red spots and then smooth your foundation over the top.2

2. Yellow Will Cover up Bruises and Undereye Circles

Yellow Will Cover up Bruises and Undereye Circles

Once, when I was working as a waitress, I got hit in the side of the head with a food tray.

Long story, but the result was a nasty bruise on my temple.

A yellow concealer can eliminate the visibility by cancelling out the purplish tinge.2

You can also use a yellow concealer to get rid of dark circles under your eyes and veins that are prominent.

3. Pink Cancels out Your Fatigue

Pink Cancels out Your Fatigue

Got the signs of a late night?

Bags under your eyes and a dull complexion?

Choose a salmony pink color of concealer, which cancels out darkness and brightens your entire face.

You can find a ton of pink concealers so experiment with them to find the one that works best for you.

4. Try a White Concealer for Highlighting

Try a White Concealer for Highlighting

A white concealer can cover blemishes, but also does double duty as a highlighter on your face.

You can dab it on your cheekbones and your brow bones to help lighten your face and contour your entire face.

White concealer can quickly look unnatural if you use too much, so be careful how you do it.

Purple Counteracts a Yellow Undertone in Your Skin
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