Get to grips with the principles of colour correcting

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  • Monday, November 19, 2018
Get to grips with the principles of colour correcting
Get to grips with the principles of colour correcting

Not only is colour correcting rated a top treatment for dark circles under your eyes, it’s also a sure-fire way to create enviable flawless skin, without having to pack on the powder. If you’re after a natural makeup look, yet have a few problem areas you want to conceal, colour correcting is your go-to.

Now, we understand that adding the colours purple or green to your concealing routine may seem daunting, but for the sake of your skin, trust us! 

So, what are the basic principles of colour correcting? It’s founded on the simple principle that opposite colours attract. Colour correcting works as an under-eye circle treatment or by cancelling out imperfections using the basics of the colour wheel. By identifying which opposite colours work together, you’re on your way to understanding the basics of colour correcting. This way, you have found the best dark circle remover and skin perfecting solution in the most natural way possible.

The three key steps to nailing any colour correcting routine include: (1) identifying the areas which need correcting; (2) what it is that needs correcting i.e. redness, dark circles, blemishes and (3) choosing the best colour correcting shades to get the job done.

The basic breakdown of colour correcting tones and how they work as a dark eye circle treatment or as a way to conceal discolouration include

  • Green to camouflage redness
  • Lavender:to cancel out yellow / sallow skin tone
  • Yellow:to conceal dark spots and discolouration on darker skin/olive skin tones
  • Orange-Pink: to neutralise dark spots on dark skin tones
  • Peach: to mask dark spots or areas on medium skin tones
  • Pale pink:to hide dark spots and areas on pale skin tones

When applying colour corrector, make sure you apply your foundation first in a thin layer. Then use your colour correcting tool, such as the Maybelline Master Camo Color Correcting Pens, to cover up dark spots or blemishes.

Finish off with a light dab of concealer over the colour corrected areas, blending with a fingertip or beauty blender for a flawless finish.

Now that you know the basics, it’s not as daunting as it seems! Create the perfect canvas for your daily makeup looks with the simple, yet effective technique of colour correcting.

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