The Importance Of Colour Correcting

As a blogger, I love watching and reading about makeup kits and routines and looks and collections, but as a makeup artist it FRUSTRATES me when I see people only using normal concealer. In one and a half years of blogging, I’ve only read one post where a girl (I don’t remember who) mentioned colour correcting and I believe it is one of the most important steps of doing makeup. Without the right colour correcting, you’d highlight the under-eyes instead of covering them. Here is a guide:

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As you can see in a colour wheel, green is the opposite of red, purple is the opposite of yellow and orange is the is the opposite of blue. And that’s exactly how colour correcting work.

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Green

Conceals red pimples, rosacea and any red spots.

Purple

I don’t really use it as I feel I don’t need it, but it conceals any yellow and sallowness spots on your skin.

Orange 

Conceals blue parts on the under-eyes. It is important you put this only in the blue part of the under-eye and not all over, otherwise, it will mark the under-eyes even more.

Yellow

Conceals the purple part of the under-eyes. It is important you put this only in the purple part of the under-eye and not all over, otherwise, you will highlight the under-eye.

Peach

Conceals lighter under-eyes, that are usually blue. You can make peach corrector with the orange and the yellow ones.

There are many brands that sell colour correctors, and I can guarantee you that you can find colour correctors on any generic concealer palette.

Did you know the importance of them? If not, I hope you learned from this and, if you already knew, I hope you enjoyed the post anyway. Thanks for reading!

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