Colour Correcting Concealer Made Easy!

Colour correcting is a term used to describe the art of neutralising certain tones of the skin before applying your Concealer or Foundation. I don’t know about you, but I have dark shadows under my eyes (not enough sleep I think!), and a touch of Rosacea on my cheeks ( too much exposure to the elements!). It’s easier to apply than you think, and you just need to know how, when, where, and with what colours!

Use The Colour Wheel To Colour Correct!

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Firstly, you need to look at the Colour Wheel. Colours that are opposite each other are complementary and balance each other out. For example, red is opposite green, yellow is opposite purple, and orange is opposite blue. To colour correct any redness in the face, we use green to neutralise the red!


When And How Should You Apply Colour Correcting Concealer?

Colour Correcting Concealer should be applied after skincare, but before Concealer or Foundation. If you want to colour correct dark under eye shadows, choose a peach or pink colour correcting concealer, depending on your skin tone. If you want to hide acne scarring, or hyperpigmentation on dark skin tones, a peach colour corrector works well with this.
I like to apply it first with a small eyeshadow brush, and then stipple with a damp beauty blender as I feel it gives a more natural finish. I then pat on some Translucent Powder using my ring finger, before popping some normal concealer on top. Use a light touch and blend well though!
I do love the Kryolan Concealer Palette as you can experiment with which colours suits your skin tone needs, but for a high street alternative NYX Professional Makeup 3C Palette is great value!

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Less Is More!

Once you’ve found the colours that suit your camouflage needs, you will discover the benefits are endless! You might be able to use less Foundation, and Concealer, avoiding that heavy, cakey look? Be careful though as you only need the tiniest amount of product to get the required effect! As a final word, colour correcting only changes the the colour, not the texture of your skin – it won’t disguise raised areas (hypertrophic scar tissue), but can work very well to disguise skin issues and make you feel a whole load more confident!