And just like that, color-correcting is back with a vengeance. Peach, red, green, yellow, pink, purple this seemingly outdated trend is popping up left and right, with everyone from YSL to NYX seems to be getting in on the trend. and this in the last few months. It’s like every makeup brand met up in some kind of secret society and collectively decided that color correcting would be the new “thing.”
In theory color correctors is simply genius : each corrective shade exists to counteract and cancel out the color opposite it on the color wheel. Seems easy peezy right but if you don’t have a clue on what to do with a pot of pale yellow pigment if it hit you in the face, thereby leaving a purple bruise that would necessitate said yellow to counteract it, you are not alone.
So let’s break it down: Green is great for rosacea on the cheeks and forehead and for fair, transparent skin that flushes. Peach [or pink ] is ideal for brightening a dull complexion. Orange to counter purple under-eye bags, or to balance tonal issues on dark skin. Yellow is good for balancing areas of the face that need to be brightened, like around the mouth and nose. Red is great for extreme black or blue pigmentation, birthmarks, or concave under eyes. Use purple to balance a sallow or yellowish skin tone, which can make you look sick [or tired].
Pretty much with all these colours you address pretty much every skin-tone issues you can possibly have, whether it’s minor scarring from a zit you picked three months ago or the under-eye circles genetics gave you.
But like any other trend it is important not to go overboard—the key to applying color corrector, is knowing how much to use. Try experimenting with layering your concealer or foundation over the corrector, so start off with a light hand, to achieve a very sheer layer which you can apply with a makeup sponge or a fluffy dual-fiber brush.
So my final thoughts, while it is a FACT that colour correcting is great for its purposes, it does add an extra step to your makeup routine and it is definitely something that you may not want or need so feel to keep things on the low-maintenance side, and give it a pass. But if you like experimenting and try out new trends then by all means go for it, it might if change the way you apply for normal routine.
Have you tried colour correcting, if so what are your thoughts?
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