One of the beautiful and sometimes frustrating truths about makeup is that you can make it as easy or as complicated as you want.
The most effective way to conceal is colour correction – in order to do this you’ll need to select a shade to neutralise whatever you’re covering up.
You’ve probably noticed that concealers no longer come in only skin tone shades. Instead, there are many different colors (green, purple, pink, yellow, white, etc.). Each shade has a specific issue they are best suited to conceal. And if you have several spots on your face that you struggle with, then understanding color correcting concealers can be a total game changer.
- Green or yellow concealer is used to neutralize redness.
2. Yellow or peach concealer will neutralize purplish or blue bags under your eyes.
3. If you have dark bags that are purple or blue, an orange concealer will neutralize it.
4. Lavender perhaps the least-used of all, lavender concealers and primers are used to counteract sallowness and yellow skin tones.
5. Peach or Salmon concealers and primers combat blueness and overall darkness, whether it be post-blemish marks, dark under eye circles, veins, shadows or bruises.
Choosing the right color correcting concealer for you comes down to two things: colour and consistency. Once you’ve applied the proper color corrector, press foundation or concealer over rather that swipe. This will ensure that the color correcting concealer has stayed where you put it. And only use corrector where you need it.
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