I love trying the latest beauty trends, so I have been doing some research on how to apply color corrector to get amazing skin so you can look flawless. I’ve read a bunch of reviews and tutorials as well as trying this latest beauty must-have on my own skin. I have to say that when applied correctly, this product is amazing!
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I have very pale skin, that happens when you are a Ginger, so the colors that work for me may show up differently on you if you have a much darker complexion. That is what I love about just buying a color correcting palette. They have all the colors that work on every skin tone so that you don’t have to keep up with multiple products, your makeup bag is probably full enough.
I personally use the Makeup Revolution color correcting palette. It was the only one available at my local Ulta. I really wanted to try the NYX Color Correcting Palette because I love that brand and it is very affordable at around $12.If you are looking for a more high end color correcting palette, you should try Stila’s Correct & Perfect All-In-One Color Correcting Palette. This is the palette that gets featured in all the magazines I’ve read and it has really great reviews.
I found that it was best to put on some makeup primer and then apply the color corrector of your choice. I found that a little bit of color goes a long way so you don’t have to go crazy applying it all over your face. Once the color corrector is on and blended, then put on your foundation with a beauty blender or sponge; it is best to use a liquid instead of a powder. It is also best to just dab or stipple the foundation on instead of wiping it across your face. You won’t mess up the color corrector this way. Then apply your concealer where it is needed.
I took a series of photos to show you how well this worked on me. In the first image, you can see I have a big zit as well as some smaller ones on my chin, redness around my cheeks and nose, and dark circles under my eyes (thanks to my 2 year old).
I applied some green color corrector to my zits and around my nose and cheeks to combat the redness. I used a pink color to combat the dark circles under my eyes. If you have a darker skin tone, you will want to use a more red or orange shade. I then just blended it in and put on some foundation. Then I used my L’Oreal True Match concealer in N1-2-3 to go over my zits and under my eyes. Don’t forget to use a setting powder to make it stay put all day. I think it covered everything really well!
To help make it easy on you, I made this little infographic to help explain which colors to use to camouflage your imperfections.
You can print this page and keep it in your makeup bag or just pin it to Pinterest so you can have it handy. Basically, you use the colors as follows:
- Green: use on acne or any splotchy redness like rosacea or sunburns.
- Purple: eliminate yellow undertones and dark spots on skin (usually not used or needed on fair-skinned faces).
- Pink: used around eye area to mask signs of fatigue/ dark under eye circles and to brighten skin.
- Yellow: to treat purple/or blue discolorations, under eye circles; also for evening out skin tone.
- Orange: for darker skin tones looking to conceal dark patches or discoloration; also neutralizes veins.
- Peach: neutralizes dark under-eye circles on fair/medium skin tones.
Don’t forget that color correcting isn’t just for your face. It is great to help cover up spider veins or varicose veins as well. I was able to cover my varicose veins on my legs by using some yellow color corrector and then using my Revlon Photo Ready Concealer Stick to cover that. It worked great! I like using the concealer stick instead of the liquid on my legs because it blends in better for me.
I hope this has shed a little bit of light on how to apply color corrector so that you can look and feel more confident in your skin.
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