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July 21, 2017 By
lizzy
  • Tips & Tricks

Color Correcting 101

Redness under the nose, under eye circles, blemishes; there’s a few ways our complexions can go haywire. When you want to even things out, you may want to re-think automatically applying concealer. While a concealer alone applied on under eye circles can look unnatural, color correctors work better to neutralize imperfections.  Available in shades ranging from yellow, purple and green, to peaches, beiges and dark bisques, color correctors come separately, or in sets like the Catrice Allround Concealer. Applied strategically to different areas of your face, you’re left with an even complexion even before you apply anything else.

You may be wondering which color goes where, or even how to apply these mysterious colors onto your face. We’re here to demystify any misconceptions about how color correcting works.

Remember the color wheel from grade school? The same principles apply to color correcting. Green neutralizes red, so apply it around the nose, blend it into blemishes, or on rosy patches caused by skin irritation and rosacea. Lighter beiges and yellows can also be used to hide blemishes. When you have a late night, pink should be your go-to as it is great for brightening up dark circles under the eyes. Dark beiges and bisques work for evening out darker skin tones and can also be used on lighter complexions for contouring.

When applying a color corrector, it is important to keep a couple of key elements in mind. First, apply thin and light layers. The point is to create an even complexion, not to look like a rainbow. Also, blend, blend, blend, and then blend some more. Using a beauty blender or makeup sponge like the Catrice Makeup Blending Sponge will make patting the color corrector into your skin easier, leaving your face looking flawless.