Colour Correction can seem a little daunting to some, because the thought of putting coloured concealer on your face might not make much sense, but actually it can be very useful. For quite a while now, colour correction has been a go to way of getting flawless coverage, but not everyone knows about it, or understands it, so I’m here to explain.
It all starts with the very famous, very important colour wheel we all probably learnt about in school. Each colour opposite to one another cancels the other out, for example, green is straight across from red, so in makeup terms, a green concealer will neutralise any redness such as blemishes and this works for the whole of the colour wheel.
Green as mentioned before neutralises red, which makes them perfect for anyone suffering with blemishes, acne or redness & rosacea. These can be used anywhere on the skin where redness is visible.
Purple can be used all over the face to ‘mute’ yellow undertones and cover yellow bruising
Orange concealers are best used on darker skin tones to cover dark circles around the eye or any area you feel you’d like to ‘lighten’ up.
Yellow concealers can cover up blue/purple bruises, veins, dark under eye circles and anywhere you feel your skin might be more blue/purple.
Pink/Salmon concealers are perfect for tackling dark under eye circles as it is a mixture of all the ‘brightening’ colours that neutralise the darker colours.
White concealers are used just as you would use a highlighter (cheek bones, under eyes, brows, nose & cupids bow) but use it a lot softer
Neutral concealers are your typical ‘use where you need it’ concealer, as well as using a lighter colour for highlighting.
Colour correctors can be used where you feel you need them to best suit your skin.
It’s not very obvious how and when to use them, so lets go back to basics. The colour correction concealers should be applied after primer, but before anything else. It can be applied with a very compact flat brush or directly with your finger, then blended in softly. You can then apply your foundation, which is best applied quite gently, then you can simply finish up your normal makeup routine.
Here are a few affordable products that I have used.
MUA Pro base Prime & Conceal £4
Overall I really like it, especially for the price. It’s an amazing little gem. The consistency is really smooth & blendable which is exactly what you need, and the coverage is pretty good. The only thing I don’t like about this is the packaging of the ‘5 in 1’ because the lid always breaks on me, but the products itself is great.
Makeup Revolution Ultra Base Corrector Palette £6
Firstly, I’v got to tell you this is sooo hard to get hold of! As soon as it comes back into stock, it’s instantly sold out, so you’ll have to be quick to get this one. But it’s worth it, it’s so good, its soft, blendable & long lasting. With this palette you get all the colours your going to need in 1 palette for £6!
Freedom Pro Correct Palette £5
Just like the Makeup Revolution palette, you get all the colours you need in one little palette. I think this one is perfect for someone who’s just starting out with colour correction because it’s very subtle & you can’t go wrong. Again, it’s blendable & long lasting.
Avon Ideal Flawless CC Pencils £5 (on offer)
These are actually brand new, (available UK Camp 12) and I’v only been trying them out over the weekend but so far I love them, except for the fact that they will need sharpening, which I am very lazy at.. but the coverage is brill, they blend in so well & they are so easy to apply.
NYX HD concealer £5.50
I’v not actually tried the neutral concealer from the range but I might do now. These creamy concealers glide right on, blend so well & last all day. They feel a lot more thicker than others, but they turn very soft when blending. These have the highest coverage, so only a tiny bit is needed.
Unfortunately I don’t have a name for this palette at all (if you know what it is, let me know in the comments) because it was bought for me as a gift & the box didn’t have a brand. I’v tried it out a few times and just can’t get on with it. It’s that blendable it blends too much and makes no difference to your skin at all. But I really do love one thing about this palette, it has so many shades in one palette, that it will work for all skin tones
And that’s it! Have you tried any of these products? What did you think of them? What Colour correction products do you love? Let me know in the comments!
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