One of the best kept secrets of makeup artistry is something we all learned back when we were children: colour correction. Colour correction is basically neutralizing one colour by applying the opposite colour(on the colour wheel). It is all based on the Colour Spectrum or wheel which shows each colour having an opposite colour: Green is opposite of Red and Yellow is opposite of Purple or Blue.
So what does this mean in the world of makeup? Well this is where the artistry comes to play. Instead of applying concealers and layers upon layers of foundation to cover a skin imperfection, you can neutralize the area first. After neutralizing the area, a light imperfection may not even need any concealing and a darker or more visible imperfection may only need a light layer of foundation or concealer.
Well how do we do it? The first step to colour correction is finding out what type of correction you need. Not all skin imperfections need the same level of correction. A skin imperfection can range from uneven complexion to a dark pigmented scar.
Examples of Light correction: uneven skin tone, dull complexion, little overall redness or sallow skin
Examples of Concealing correction: dark under eye circles, reddish blemishes, scars, birthmarks, bruising, sallow skin, rosacea
Quick Colour Correction and Complimentary Reference Guide
✩☆✩Green cuts out tones of Red - such as redness on the skin, rosacea,pimples✩☆✩
✩☆✩Apricot brightens cooler skin tones✩☆✩
✩☆✩Peach brightens cooler skin tones✩☆✩
✩☆✩Rose Lifts sallow complexions and gives a glow to the skin✩☆✩
✩☆✩Lilac cuts out excess yellow in the skin and lifts a sallow complexion ✩☆✩
✩☆✩Yellow can reduce redness or purply tones✩☆✩
✩☆✩Blue takes down orangey skin tones and also can correct a bad self tanner application✩☆✩
✩☆✩Orange can eliminate really dark circles✩☆✩
✩☆✩Bronze brightens and lifts nearly all skin tones and gives a healthy sun kissed look✩☆✩
✩☆✩Gold accentuates golden skin tones✩☆✩
✩☆✩Silver brightens cooler skin tones✩☆✩
Tip: - make sure to use a primer under the corrector to allow easy application and so you won't use much product
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