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Tuesday, August 3, 2010


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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liloo said...

Thx for this post, it's really helpfull :)

Pawssies said...

awesome post!

Stephine said...

Thanks! And thank you for sending me to her, I'll definitely check her out. I seen she sells supplies too, I would love to make some pretty soaps!

This is a great post. It's like I know the color theory stuff, but remembering which colors correct what is hard to remember sometimes!

Dizzy said...

Great Post! Very Very Helpful! Thank you 8D

Miss Krimson said...

liloo: glad you found it helpful! thanks for reading!

Pawssies: awe thanks *blush*

Stephanie: no problem, her site is wicked. and yes it is hard to remember sometimes which colours correct what


Mz. More said...

Great post, very informative. A lot of people is not aware of this. Thanks for sharing.

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