Colour correcting is an art but you don’t need to be a pro to be perfect at it.
Colour correcting is basically a makeup technique in which concealers in every shade of the rainbow are worn to achieve spotless, flawless skin. Professional makeup artists have used this technique for years and once beauty influencers got wind of it, colour correcting went mainstream.
To master the art of colour correction, you first need to understand the colour wheel and how it works on the skin.
Colours that are opposite of one another on the colour wheel cancel each other out. For example, green concealer cancels out redness and pimples, purple concealer minimises yellow spots and dullness, and orange concealer gets rid of blue dark circles. Here’s a general breakdown.
Green concealer: Perfect for hiding any redness, like pimples, acne scars or rosacea.
Orange concealer: Perfect for darker skin tones with blue under eye circles.
Peach/Pink concealer: Perfect for lighter skin tones with dark under eye circles and blue veins.
Yellow concealer: The most universal colour corrector for neutralising mild redness, purple bruises, veins and under eye circles.
Purple concealer: Best for combatting yellow undertones and brightening skin.
The basic rules of colour correcting
1. Choose the right hues for your skin. Remember that orange is for dark skin and peach is for light skin.
2. Apply a thin layer before you apply your foundation.
3. Don’t use colour corrector if you don’t need it. Mild redness and less noticeable blemishes can be covered with a normal concealer too.
4. Pat the product into the spot or area. Don’t rub it all over your face because it will undo all the hard work.
And now, you are ready to rock flawless makeup every single time.