Jun 03, 2016 01:42PM ● Published by Face Editor
I know I am not the only one who hates waking up to an unwanted blemish, face full of redness, and noticeable dark circles under my eyes! The days that I wake up to these unfriendly things are the days that I’m thankful for concealer! Color correcting is an awesome technique used by many to neutralize the complexion concerns and conceal them. It is amazing for people with rosacea, acne, and severe fatigue. This is how I use color correcting concealers to fit my preferred face appearance.
Concealer is a very common makeup item being used daily to cover/conceal any complexion concerns we may have. I'm sure many of you have noticed a wide variety of colored concealer has appeared on makeup aisles all around you. You may now see concealers in shades of red, yellow and even green! If you didn't know, each color concealer has a specific issue in which they are best suited for. Today, I’m here to tell you all about what each color does and how to use them!
This is what my bare face looks like when I wake up. I got lucky today with minimal redness, blemishes and minimal dark circles.
Green and red are complementary colors on the color wheel, therefore, applying green concealer to the red areas of your skin will cancel out the red, covering it up more easily than skin tone concealer.
Your skin tone color will determine whether you will use an orange or a peach concealer. If you have a deeper skin tone, orange would suit you better. If you have a lighter skin tone, peach will be the better option. If you look at the complementary color for orange, you’ll see that it is blue. The undertones of dark circles/fatigue bags under the eyes are a slight purple and blue. The colors orange and peach will neutralize the darkness.
Many see yellow as an unnecessary step, but I like to use yellow concealer to cover up blemishes or acne scars. The complementary color to yellow is blue-violet which happens to be similar to the colors of pimples and scars. So if you ever need to cover up that pesky pimple or dark acne scar, yellow will do an amazing job of it.
Buff it out
I then took a brush and buffed/blended out that concealer. I didn't blend it too much but blended it enough so it wasn't all in one place.
FoundationOnce you finish your color correcting, you can then apply your foundation and finish your makeup routine as you normally would. You’ll see that your skin looks more flawless than usual!
By: Madelyn Meaux