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The Ins and Outs of Color Correcting Makeup ...

By Eliza

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.

Table of contents:

  1. Green concealers are for red spots
  2. Yellow will cover up bruises and undereye circles
  3. Pink cancels out your fatigue
  4. Try a white concealer for highlighting
  5. Purple counteracts a yellow undertone in your skin
  6. Use orange concealer for bronzing
  7. You need a neutral concealer if you have mild issues

1 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 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. 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

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

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.

5 Purple Counteracts a Yellow Undertone in Your Skin

Purple is opposite yellow on the color wheel, so it can help balance out a yellowish undertone to your skin. By swiping on your purple concealer, you can balance the tinge on your skin and instantly brighten your complexion. I guarantee you are going to love how this works so try it today.

6 Use Orange Concealer for Bronzing

If you have really light skin, you want to stay away from orange, but it works really well for contouring and giving your skin a wonderful bronze shade. For ladies with a darker complexion, orange concealer can cover up age spots and hide dark circles under your eyes.

7 You Need a Neutral Concealer if You Have Mild Issues

If you don’t have serious skin issues to cover up, a neutral concealer is the one for you. It will hide little imperfections, such as small spots and a bit of discoloration. The drugstore sells all sorts of great neutral concealers so finding the one that works for you shouldn’t be a problem at all. Try them all to find the one that best covers your blemishes.

Which color concealer do you need on your skin? Have you been using the right one?

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