Colour correcting tutorial for dark skin

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  • Monday, October 15, 2018
Colour correcting tutorial for dark skin
Colour correcting tutorial for dark skin
Makeup mavens are finally waking up to the genius concealing method of colour correcting. Essentially, it’s using colours to correct discolouration on the face as opposed to dabbing on and blending concealer. Since dark skin is the most pigmented skin, it’s more susceptible to discolouration and uneven skin tone – making colour correcting essential. 

By capitalising on skin’s undertones, it’s possible to use colour to conceal skin issues and discoloration. For the record, on darker skins, it’s common for the nose area to have yellowy undertones while areas extending outwards have more coral undertones. Below is a tutorial on how to use this information to your beauty advantage.   

What you’ll need:

 • Tapered concealer brush 
A colour-correcting palette, like NYX Professional Makeup Colour Correcting Palette or L’Oréal Paris Cosmetics Infallible Total Cover Color Correcting Kit
Teardrop beauty blender 

Step 1: Use the concealer brush to apply the red shade from your chosen palette onto your cheeks, swiping in up-down movements like you would with highlighter. Next, move to your mouth area, where strokes should be in circular movements around the lips. Concentrate then on your forehead, swiping across with wide movements.  

Step 2: Next, use the orange shade by swiping it underneath your eyes. This will conceal any dark under-eye circles and bring your yellowy undertones to the surface. It will also even out the red colour to make skin look more natural.   

Step 3: Finally, the last shade to be applied will be yellow, to brighten your skin. This shade will cover the areas that catch light the most. Use the concealer brush again on your cheeks, over the red shade. Follow this by applying the yellow onto your chin and the middle of your forehead.  

Step 4: This is the most important step – blending. Use the teardrop beauty blender and blend all the colours on your face until the individual shades disappear. Start at the cheeks, working in wide circular movements; then move down to the mouth area and, finally, the forehead.  

Once the final step is complete, you can layer on your foundation and other makeup. Watch how the colour correction makes your skin tone look more even and the foundation match more closely to your natural tone. 

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