Colour correctors: How to use them?

Colour Corrector and Correct&Conceal Pencil

How to use:

First of all, it is very important that you prepare your skin before applying any make-up. Follow your usual routine of cleansing, moisturizing, and any other products you include in your everyday routine. If the skin is properly hydrated, you will need less makeup.

After that, it is highly recommended to use a makeup base, that will leave your face shine-free, and will make your makeup last much longer. You can add an extra dose of this product where the imperfections are concentrated, or where your skin is oilier.

Now, it would be very simple to apply a super extra covering base all over our face, right? BUT aren’t we looking for a natural and lively look, after all? Then we only must conceal what has to be concealed, focusing on each type of imperfection and how to neutralize it better.

To be a concealer master, follow this simple guide:

For small imperfections: Correct & Conceal Pencil

It’s tiny tip will help covering little spots, without need to use a specific brush, you can apply it directly with the pencil. Do it smoothly and layer by layer, until you get the desired covering.

GREEN: it neutralizes red, so it will be your best friend if your skin is prone to acne. You can cover active spots, or red blemishes that remain after a breakout.

YELLOW: it brightens areas with purple or blue undertones. If you have visible little veins under your skin, you can treat them with this corrector.

PEACH: it conceals dark spots and hyper pigmented areas, which might appear with age, sun exposure, irritation…

For large imperfections: Colour corrector

PURPLE: it neutralizes yellow, so it will help you if you have fair, sallow skin and yellowness, and it will even out the warmer spots within your skin tone.

Give it a try! If you have fair skin with cool undertones, try purple color corrector as a highlighter. Apply your usual foundation, and then replace your highlighter for this purple corrector. You can apply it atop your cheeckbones, down the bridge of your nose, and on your cupid’s bow. The result is a soft halo of light that almost reads opalescent. It will give your skin a natural and dewy look.

GREEN: as we’ve seen before, green neutralizes red. So this corrector stick is perfect when we want to conceal a large area with redness, typically rosacea.

YELLOW: people with light complexion (skin, hair and eyes) tend to have a skin that shows the blue-purple blood vessels beneath the surface, especially around the eyes. You can conceal these areas with a yellow corrector, as it will neutralize the blue shades.

Extra tip! You can use yellow corrector to add luminosity to your skin. It can be applied oh those areas you would normally put your illuminator, or any other parts you wish to give an extra touch of brightness. When you put your foundation, these areas will look much warmer and illuminated.

PINK: when we are tired, our skin can get dark fatigue spots. The pink corrector adds luminosity, whichever is your skin tone, giving your complexion a healthier look. It can also be used to disguise fine lines and large pores.

BLUE: most people have blue-ish under-eye circles. However, they can also have an orange-ish tone in some of us. If this is your case, use a blue corrector. It can also disguise freckles and hyper pigmented areas.

Bear in mind! The skin around our eyes is very delicate. When we want to conceal dark circles, it is highly important to apply a hydrating eye cream. This way, the corrector will glide on easier, and you will get a more natural finish. You can also change the order of things here: first foundation, then colour corrector, and after that your “regular” concealer

Important note: this is just a guide, but every person has its own individualities, so you shouldn’t take it down to a T. Try the products, play with the colours, to see which one suits you best 🙂

After correcting each imperfection with its corresponding colour, we can use our ring finger to, tapping very softly and delicately, blend the corrector with the rest of our skin. We can start with the lighter colour, clean our finger, go on with the next one, and so on.

The next step is applying our makeup foundation. We don’t need to use a super covering base, as the imperfections are already concealed. Using a light base, we will obtain an even but natural finish on our face.

It is very important to use a sponge, and tap it very smoothly until all the product is evenly spread on our face. If we use a brush, we will probably have to blend the foundation doing circles, and it will ruin all our previous work with the correctors…

Beauty tip: apply the makeup base with a wet sponge (soak it and squeeze out the excess water). You will get a fine but even coverage, as the sponge absorbs the water and limits the amount of foundation it can pick up.

Finally, we will apply our “traditional” concealer on the under-eye area.

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If you follow this guide, you will achieve the greatest flawless natural look ever!

 

 

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