- Your Ultimate Guide to Color-Correcting Every Skin Issue
- The 10 Best New Color Correctors (and Exactly How to Use Them)
- MORE: Surprise: Makeup Wipes Are Actually Really Bad For Your Skin
- MORE: 5 Drugstore Dupes That Makeup Artists Swear By
- Color Correcting Concealer 101: Purple, Green, Pink & Yellow Concealer
- Want to learn more about color correcting concealers?
- For ugly blemishes and beyond, get a color-correcting concealer.
- What is a color-correcting concealer?
- Here’s how to understand the different shades in today’s concealers.
- Do you remember the color wheel?
- Rules when using a color correcting concealer
- 1. Only appropriate colors can effectively cover the blemishes.
- 2. Match the right color with your skin tone.
- 3. Apply thin layers.
- 4. Don’t overuse your color correcting concealer.
- 5. Pat the concealer coverage into your skin with a makeup sponge or beauty blender.
- 6. Let the natural beauty of your face shine.
- Understanding how each color works.
- What does purple concealer do?
- What is yellow concealer good for?
- What does orange concealer do?
- Let’s talk about peach and pink concealers.
- What is green color corrector for?
- What can white concealers do?
- How do neutral concealers work?
- Using a color correcting concealer shouldn’t have to be scary.
- What are your thoughts on using a color correcting concealer?
- Color-Correcting 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Skin Trend
Your Ultimate Guide to Color-Correcting Every Skin Issue
- In the realm of annoying skin issues, dark circles are one of the worst to combat. That’s in part because they’re especially tough to hide, thanks to the combination of gray shadows and reddish-blue pigment from blood vessels. On the bright side—pun so intended—a golden-peach shade has enough yellow to take down those hues and give you back eight-hours-of-sleep eyes. Don't just color half-moons under your eyes with it though. A lighter hand will serve you well, even if it takes some restraint (and practice). “First, dot small circles under the eye, starting in the inner corner and ending at the outer edge of the eye,” advises Smashbox global pro lead artist Lori Taylor-Davis. Then, use your finger or a brush to blend it in. Since the undereye area tends to be a deep shade of purple, she still s to use concealer over it: Corrector neutralizes, then concealer hides whatever’s left. Teamwork!Smashbox Color Correcting Stick in Peach ($23, sephora.com)
- If you have a darker skin tone, you might’ve heard that a swipe of red lipstick under the eyes can make undereye circles disappear (a trick that vlogger Deepica Mutyala made popular in a tutorial). Sounds crazy, but it’s true! But instead of wasting your red lipstick, try an orange corrector, which uses a yellow tone to neutralize the purple in dark circles. The key to putting it on? We have three words for you: Blend, blend, blend. “Really buff the product into skin,” says Becca Style Director and makeup artist Kerry Cole. If you don’t blend it in well, you’ll end up with telltale off-color circles under your eyes. Cole prefers to use a sponge or brush for this—they make blending totally seamless—but using your fingers is totally fine in a pinch too. Odds are, you won’t even need concealer.Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector in Peach ($30, sephora.com)
- Dark spots—whether they’re from acne or the not-so-great-for-skin outdoors (talking pollution here)—can be a pain to hide, since they’re so dark that they typically require layers upon layers of concealer. Not anymore. Dark spots tend to be purple-brown, so a yellow primer (which is closest to the opposite shade) is your best bet. An all-over wash of color-corrector guarantees that your foundation looks seamless and uniform in color, explains celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose. Bonus of using a cushion compact: It’s genius because it controls the amount you can put on (a.k.a. it’s not possible to go overboard with it). The puff too is multipurpose. “For harder to reach areas, under eyes or side of the nose, you can fold the puff in half and use the point to reach the area,” says Barose.Lancôme Miracle CC Cushion Color Correcting Primer in Yellow ($40, sephora.com)
- Yellow isn’t really going to do much for darker skin tones—but a toned-down red will negate the deep blue-black tone of discoloration on darker skin. This stick makes it easy to apply if you’re dealing with a larger area (just swipe it on and blend, advises makeup artist Derek Selby, global ambassador for CoverFX). “If you’re correcting something minor, a single spot or acne scar, you can apply it to your fingers, a brush, or a sponge—whatever your tool of choice,” says Selby. He’s also a fan of mixing it in with foundation to warm up ashy skin.Cover FX Correct Click in Brick ($18, sephora.com)
The 10 Best New Color Correctors (and Exactly How to Use Them)
You know that “WTF HOW?!” feeling you get when you see a celebrity’s un-retouched face in red carpet photos, or a model’s weirdly ethereal skin in close-up videos? , how? Nobody has that perfect of skin in real life, right? Nobody has zero splotchiness, or under-eye circles, or giant red zits, right? Welp, folks, this is where we introduce you to the magical world of color correctors, the unsung heroes behind 99-percent of ridiculously good-looking skin. Because no, none of those models or actresses have perfect skin—they just have the right products (and a team of professional makeup artists, but shhh).
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Sure, you’ve probably used a color corrector once or twice before. Maybe you drew over your middle-school zits with a chalky green concealer that left you with a zillion bright-green dots.
Or maybe you slathered on a purple primer and wondered why your skin looked white-washed and ashy.
But when used correctly, color-correcting primers, concealers, and powders can give you the appearance of a quick dip in the Fountain of Youth mixed with 100 hours of sleep. Yes, they’re that good.
Though dissertations could be written on exactly which color should be used to cancel out or enhance other colors (oh, wait—we think that’s called art school?), we’ll give you the abridged version: For neutralizing redness, use yellow and green color correctors. To perk up dull, sallow skin (in very fair skin types), try lavender and blue tones, and to cancel dark circles, use pink for fair skin tones, peach for medium skin, orange for medium-to-dark skin, and red for deep skin tones.
Did your eyes just glaze over? Yeah, we know; it seems tricky, though we promise it’s really not. So to help you figure out exactly which color corrector to try—and how to use it—we rounded up the newest and coolest color correctors that seriously work wonders on your skin. Click through to find the best corrector for you, and get ready to feel a skin sorcerer.
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Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid
What they do: Minimize intense redness (green), neutralize splotchiness (yellow), cancel dark circles on fair skin (pink), cancel dark circles on medium-to-dark skin (peach), perk up dull skin (lavender).
How to use them: Just you would a concealer: Dab them over any areas you want to correct, blend them in with a damp BeautyBlender or brush, then apply your foundation.
Best for: All skin tones
Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid, $28 each; at Urban Decay
Essence Colour Correcting Powder Beautiful Finish
What it does: Subtly neutralizes redness, brightens dullness, and gives skin a subtle glow, all at once.
How to use it: With a big, fluffy brush, swirl this finishing powder over your foundation (or tinted moisturizer) for a matte, velvet finish.
Best for: Fair, medium, and medium-to-dark skin tones
Essence Colour Correcting Powder Beautiful Finish, $3.99; at Target
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector
What it does: Minimizesdark circles, acne scars, and age spots.
How to use it: Dot it over your skin a concealer, then blend it out with a damp Beautyblender or concealer brush, before applying your usual concealer and foundation.
Best for: Medium-to-dark, dark, and deep skin tones
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Corrector in Orange/Red, $31; at Lancôme
Algenist Reveal Color Correcting Eye Serum Brightener
What it does: Cancels out dark circles and brightens sallow under-eyes.
How to use it: Dot and blend the serum in an upside-down triangle beneath your eyes, then layer on your concealer and foundation or tinted moisturizer.
Best for: Fair-to-light skin tones
Algenist Reveal Color Correcting Eye Serum Brightener, $31; at Sephora
Physicians Formula Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo
What it does: Brightens darkness and dullness while leaving skin with a dew-y, hydrated finish.
How to use it: Press the included sponge into the cushion compact, then press and dab the primer over clean skin as the first step in your makeup routine.
Best for: Fair, light, and medium skin tones
Physicians Formula Talc-Free Cushion Corrector + Primer Duo SPF 20 in Lavendar Peach, $16.99; at Ulta
NYX Color Correcting Concealer
What it does: Minimizes intense redness (green), neutralizes splotchiness (yellow), cancels dark circles on fair skin (pink), medium-to-dark skin (peach), and dark skin (apricot), perks up dull skin (lavender).
How to use it: This stuff is thick and concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Dab a damp sponge over one shade to pick up a sheer layer of color, then stipple it over your “problem” spots before applying foundation. Or, use a small concealer brush to spot-treat dark marks, scars, and pimples, before layering with concealer.
Best for: All skin tones
NYX Color Correcting Concealer, $11.99; at Target
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Makeup Color Base
What it does: Counteracts sallow, blah skin and gives your complexion a just-slept-for-14-hours look.
How to it: Smooth it over cleansed skin ( a primer) with your fingers or a damp sponge, then apply your usual makeup base.
Best for: Fair and light-to-medium skin tones
Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Makeup Color Base in Lavender Pink, $48; at Peach & Lily
Catrice Prime & Fine Anti-Red Base
What it does: Softly neutralizes all-over redness and ruddiness (think rosacea, keratosis pilaris, or just splotchy, red skin).
How to use it: Just as you would a primer. Because it is a primer. Smooth a pea-size amount all over your cleansed skin as the first step of your makeup routine, or use in conjunction with your usual primer and just blend over red patches.
Best for: All skin tones
Catrice Prime & Fine Anti-Red Base, $7.99; at Ulta
BH Cosmetics 6 Color Cancealer & Corrector Palette
What it does: Minimizes intense redness (green), neutralizes pink splotchiness (yellow), cancels dark circles on medium skin (peach), and medium-to-dark skin (salmon). It also contains two “normal” concealers for all-over concealing.
How to use it: Because these pots are pretty thick and opaque, use a damp BeautyBlender to pick up a sheer layer of color, then dab it over your “problem” areas before applying foundation. Or, use a small concealer brush to spot-treat dark marks, scars, and pimples, before layering with concealer.
Best for: Medium-to-dark and dark skin tones.
BH Cosmetics 6 Color Concealer & Corrector Palette in Medium, $7; at Ulta
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit
What it does: Perks up dull skin (periwinkle), neutralizes splotchiness (yellow), minimizes intense redness (green), and cancels dark circles on fair-to-medium skin (peach).
How to use it: Using the included sponge, dab each shade over areas you want to correct. If the concealer feels too opaque and thick, dampen the sponge, first, before picking up the color for a sheerer finish.
Best for: Fair, light, and light-to-medium skin tones
L'Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit, $16.99; at L'Oréal Paris
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Color Correcting Concealer 101: Purple, Green, Pink & Yellow Concealer
Want to know about color correcting concealer? Did you know you can even use purple concealer? In this guide we will show you exactly how to use each color correcting concealer to hide any blemish.
If you woke up this morning with a nasty blemish on your face, you should thank your lucky stars someone invented the color correcting concealer.
For years, it’s been a saving grace for people who had to struggle with unwelcome acne
Whether it’s a zit or dark circles around the eyes, the color correcting concealer can be your best friend.
(Here’s a quick tip: a green color correcting concealer works wonders at hiding your zits.)
And that’s not all. You can use a color-correcting concealer to highlight your facial features as well. It’s great for accentuating your eyes and cheekbones.
Want to learn more about color correcting concealers?
You’ve probably heard the increasingly trend on color correcting concealer use. And if you’re into this sort of thing, you’ve probably known there are a variety of colorful palettes available for you.
If you’re not sure how this beauty product works or what wonders it can do for your look, then you’re missing.
It’s a beauty must-have.
A color-correcting concealer is effective at hiding blotches and marks that you don’t want on your face.
Believe it or not, it’s a simple trick yet professional makeup artists use it extensively.
If you want to have a flawless complexion, you’ll need a cosmetic beauty weapon.
For ugly blemishes and beyond, get a color-correcting concealer.
In this post, I’m going to share with you everything you need to know about this beauty secret. From learning how it works to tips on how to apply it.
To begin, I’m going to introduce you to the color correction wheel.
It’s an integral part of understanding how your color correcting concealer works.
Focusing on the color wheel color correction will help you master color theory.
I’ll also share the basic dos and don’ts when applying your color correcting concealer.
What is a color-correcting concealer?
From time to time, we get zits, dark circles, and blemishes, even horrible acne flare-ups.
They make you want to cover your face, right?
But guess what!
You don’t have to do that.
Here’s where a color correcting concealer can help you big time.
Professional makeup artists have been using it for years. And after social media got wind of the beauty trend, it went mainstream. The much-buzzed beauty technique is great at hiding the flaws.
If you’re familiar with concealer trends in the past, this beauty product only comes in skin tone shades. But nowadays, there are more shades available.
Here’s how to understand the different shades in today’s concealers.
Did you know there are green, orange, yellow, and purple in color correcting concealer shades nowadays?
Each shade is best suited for a particular blemish, flaw, or issue to conceal.
For instance, a green-colored concealer can do wonders on zits.
Or purple concealer, which has the power to cancel out yellow undertones to give you a lively glow.
It’s just a matter of understanding these different shades and knowing what issue to apply them on.
Do you remember the color wheel?
Who would have guessed learning the color wheel can be a game-changer for your looks?
Think back to elementary school art class.
If you can recall, there are eight colors in the color wheel.
I brushed up on my old art class lessons and rediscovered how these colors can cancel another one out.
Take green, for example; it can neutralize red, which is why it is perfect for covering bright red acne flare-ups.
This is the idea when using this beauty technique to hide blemishes.
Mastering the art of using a color correcting concealer has to do with understanding colors.
Applying the rudimentary concept of colors, let’s get to the concealer-centered discussion.
Rules when using a color correcting concealer
You might think putting on a purple concealer on your face is an act of madness.
Well, at first glance, it might be. But actually, it’s an ingenious way to conceal the issues.
Here are some of the basic rules when applying a color correcting concealer to hide your imperfections.
1. Only appropriate colors can effectively cover the blemishes.
You can’t just pick any color and expect the desired results.
As mentioned, a green concealer will take care of the acne business, canceling out the bright red zits.
Purple concealer works wonders in minimizing yellow spots. On the other hand, orange and yellow cancel out purple and blue shades, which is why they are perfect for hiding dark circles.
2. Match the right color with your skin tone.
Take note that some colors work best for light skin tones while others are fit for darker tones.
The effectiveness of your color correcting concealer will have to depend on your skin tone in relation to your blemishes.
For dark skin tones, orange is better while peach is ideal for light skin tones.
3. Apply thin layers.
A little bit will do. You don’t have to use that much concealer. Focus on applying only in thin layers; otherwise, the color pigments will show through your foundation.
4. Don’t overuse your color correcting concealer.
It’s only for spot treatment, which is not meant to cover over your face makeup. Use it only on certain spots. And sparingly.
On this note, if you only have blemishes that are less noticeable, you can use a regular concealer.
A color-correcting concealer is ideal only for blemishes that are strong in appearance and really stand out.
5. Pat the concealer coverage into your skin with a makeup sponge or beauty blender.
Once you’re done covering the blemishes with your color correcting concealer, gently pat your foundation over the hues.
Use a makeup sponge or a beauty blender for this.
Never use a brush. This will cancel all your work, moving the pigments all over the place and not on the intended areas.
6. Let the natural beauty of your face shine.
Your makeup should enhance your beauty, not hide it. And your color correcting concealer is a mere step to achieving your best look.
Understanding how each color works.
Beauty is art. And to achieve your desired look, you will need to understand how your color correcting concealer works, focusing on the right blend of colors.
Let’s go into each color and how it works.
What does purple concealer do?
You’re probably thinking, “A color corrector for purple, are you your mind?”
What is purple concealer for?
Did you know a purple concealer can also add a beautiful glow to people with pasty, yellowish complexion?
Also known as lilac or lavender concealer, this shade is perfect for canceling out unwanted blemishes and flaws with a yellow undertone. It also works to combat dull complexion.
Wondering how to use purple concealer?
For less prominent yellow spots, you can use a spot concealer.
However, if you’re looking to remove yellow tones, you can mix a little bit of your purple corrector concealer with your primer, applying it under your foundation.
So if you’re looking to brighten any yellow undertone or pale brown color on your skin, a purple color-correcting concealer can do wonders for you.
What is yellow concealer good for?
Do you need to get rid of the appearance of veins, bruises, and dark circles around the eyes?
Yellow concealers are ideal for removing any purple-colored blemish, flaw, or issue on your face.
You’re probably thinking, yellow is the opposite of purple. And you’re right. Which is why purple cancels out yellow, and yellow cancels out purple.
In general, yellow is a great shade that you can use to even out your skin tone. It’s a bright base, which is perfect as your foundation.
If you don’t have an eye primer, you can use yellow concealers as your eye shadow base.
In addition to hiding purple tones, yellow concealers also correct mild red and pink hues. You can use yellow to address issues mild sensitivities or broken capillaries (for extreme redness, green works better).
What does orange concealer do?
Do you have blue-colored spots, ugly circles around the eyes, or other dark spots?
Guess what! You can cover these blue bruises with an orange concealer.
Sounds simple, isn’t it?
Here are some of the basic rules regarding the use of orange concealers.
First, orange concealers are great when you need to hide seriously blue blemishes or issues.
On the other hand, for milder cases of the blue bruises, you can use a shade lighter than orange, peach or pink.
Second, if you have a darker skin tone, orange is an ideal shade for a color-correcting concealer.
If you have a lighter skin tone, avoid orange.
So when you’re looking to cover up hyperpigmentation and you have a lighter skin tone, shades that are lighter than orange ( peach or pink) are perfect for you.
An orange color correcting concealer also works great when you need to do some facial contouring or looking to have something to work as a liquid bronzer.
Let’s talk about peach and pink concealers.
Peach and pink concealers are usually created by mixing yellow, orange, and red hues.
Now, if you’ll check the color wheel, these hues are the opposites of purple, green, and blue.
As mentioned, if you have a lighter skin tone and you’re looking to hide dark circles around your eyes or any blue-colored bruises, peach and pink concealers can do their magic.
What is green color corrector for?
Do you need to cover bright red acne breakouts?
Hiding redness can be very difficult. But there’s an effective shade that can conceal it.
Redness won’t be a difficult challenge if you have a green color-correcting concealer. It can neutralize any red-colored blemish or imperfection you have on your face.
Using a green-based spot concealer, you can hide that annoying zit; even those ugly acne scars.
But for widespread redness sunburn, windburn, or rosacea, a green primer works best. It can give you an even skin tone, significantly reducing the redness.
Green color correcting concealer also works on hiding birthmarks and rashes. But it’s perfect for addressing angry red acne.
As a tip, you may not want to put too much concealer on a particular spot. This will look it’s caked on and will draw attention to it.
What can white concealers do?
You’re probably thinking you’ll end up looking an albino, Powder from the movie “Powder.”
White concealers can get intimidating, especially if you don’t know how to use them.
So if you want to avoid looking you’ve put on too much powder on your face, here are some quick pointers when using a white-based concealer.
Let’s say you want to highlight your cheekbones and get that contoured look. What you do is just dab a little of your white concealer on the upper cheek area as well as under your eyes. Then focus on blending it outward, going to the ears.
Now if you want to have brighter, more accentuated eyes, you can use your white concealer in the inner and outer corners of your eyes.
And for a subtle brow highlight, dab a little under the brow bone.
You might want to use a bit in the middle of your nose to achieve a perfectly highlighted face.
How do neutral concealers work?
Are you one of the lucky few who doesn’t have too many blemishes, flaws, or problem areas to worry about?
For minimal issues, neutral concealers will work just fine. You can use it to veil an occasional pimple or hide those little imperfections.
When choosing a neutral concealer, pick a shade that closest to your skin tone (or at least a shade lighter).
Here’s a quick tip. If you want your lipstick to last all day and night, neutral concealers may be used as a primer.
Using a color correcting concealer shouldn’t have to be scary.
Professional makeup artists have been using it for years. And it has become a much-buzzed beauty trend that’s becoming popular on social media.
Yes, it can be intimidating. But if you understand the basic concepts in color and applying it to your problem areas, a color correcting concealer can be your best friend.
And the more you practice, the easier it becomes to incorporate it into your day-to-day makeup routine.
What are your thoughts on using a color correcting concealer?
Color-Correcting 101: Everything You Need to Know About the Skin Trend
Move over, contouring, strobing and nontouring, there’s a new makeup trend in town, and it’s here to make you re-think your concealer game. Color-correcting, the art of painting your face with brightly hued coverups in lieu of average concealers, is taking over the beauty world (and sending users back to art class).
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What Is Color-Correcting?
Tim Quinn, Giorgio Armani celebrity makeup artist, breaks down the technique in the simplest form: “Color-correcting is the process of using color tones to neutralize issues on the face by taking its cue from the color wheel,” he tells PeopleStyle. “The basic goal is to make the complexion more harmonious by disguising any color imperfections.”
Cosmetics companies, including Urban Decay, Giorgio Armani, Stila Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever and many more, have tapped into the color-correcting madness this season, launching products to target (and cover up) skin issues (i.e., redness, blemishes, dark circles, etc.) with shades in greens, purples, pinks, peaches and yellows.
For example, green hues neutralize red-tinted issues, including rosacea, acne, broken capillaries and sunburn, says Sarah Lucero, celebrity makeup artist and global artist director for Stila Cosmetics. Quinn adds, green is also “terrific for camouflaging blemishes.”
Peach and orange-colored formulas target blue and purple-tinted dark circles, commonly found under the eyes on most skin tones, while pink creams brighten and highlight the eye area to “help mask fatigue,” says Lucero.
“I to use pink creams after peach to brighten up any areas the corners of mouth, smile lines and also under the brow bone,” she tells PeopleStyle.
“If you are looking tired, use pink cream — it’ll wake up your makeup!”
Yellow correctors target purple and brown trouble areas, such as hyperpigmentation, bruising and dark spots, and they’re great for concealing sun damage on the cheeks and forehead, says Lucero.
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Finding Your Perfect Shade
Figuring out which shade to tackle your skin issue(s) is the first step in the color-correcting process, but it’s also important to consider other variables, such as your skin tone (fair, medium or dark) and skin type (normal, oily, dry or combination).
“Fair and darker skin tones respond well to pink correctors for under-eye issues, while peach-tinted concealers tend to work better with medium to olive-toned complexions,” says Quinn, adding that yellow and green shades are universally flattering and work with most skin tones.
Depending on your skin type, certain color-correctors might be better suited for your complexion. While cream formulas work well with just about every skin type, those who boast dry or oily mugs might find liquid or serum-based correctors to be their perfect pair, says Lucero.
Because you might have a number of areas of concern (for example: You’re suffering from a breakout but also have hyperpigmentation), more than one shade can be used in different areas of your face. So before jumping in with a corrector, analyze your bare face to determine the opposite color you’ll need to correct your issue(s).
“We get more red around the nose, mouth, and cheeks,” says Lancôme national makeup artist Darais. “Purples and blues happen more under the eyes, while shallowness and yellowing can happen more on an olive complexion on the forehead or temples.”
And remember that these concerns might not be the same as yesterday’s — your skin’s needs can change overnight, depending on a number of variables, says Lucero.
“There will be days when you wake up and decide to use one shade or more how you look,” she tells PeopleStyle.
“The elements of the seasons can bring on allergies, which might cause terrible under-eye circles, or your regular concealer just isn’t doing the trick it once did.”
Which is why Lucero recommends mixing and adjusting shades to suit your area of concern. “Say you are fair and you have very dark circles with a blue tint under your eyes, you’ll need extra peach and orange cream to ‘lift’ that blue tint that is creating the darkness,” she says.
Once you figure out which shade(s) works best for your skin issue, it’s important to know how to properly paint them on. Because as Darais points out, if you’re not careful, color-correcting can go very wrong when too much product is applied, so keep in mind that these bright-hued correctors should be used sparingly.
“A [color corrector] can wear its way through your foundation causing an array of colors all over your face in the middle or end of day,” he says. “It can also change the color of your foundation if too much is applied or if it’s not allowed to set before foundation is applied.”
When it’s time to apply, use either a sponge or a double-sided foundation brush to press on the concealer and use your fingertips to melt the formula into your skin, directly on top of the issue — not all over the face a traditional cover-up. Then allow it to dry for a few minutes before moving on to your foundation, which is layered on top of the corrector(s), to “avoid changing the color of your foundation,” says Darais.
“Think of your complexion as a regional beauty map,” Lucero adds. “You are correcting areas — not the entire face. The proper correction and proper product placement will instantly lift and create an even, balanced canvas.”
But if you’re still skeptical of the colorful concoctions, Quinn recommends starting small with one (or two, if you’re feeling adventurous) shades under your eyes in lieu of your everyday concealer for a fresh-faced look.
“The easiest way to [color-correct] is to combine the pink or peach tone in tiny stripes interspersed with tiny dots of concealer and then blend it in with your eye cream under the eye area,” he says. “This will instantly brighten and give a refreshed look to tired eyes.”
But above all else, as Lucero advises, don’t make the process complicated — just have fun with it! “Pretend you are in art school,” she says. “You can always wipe it off if you don’t something.”
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