Colour correcting is this season’s hottest trend and your answer to a perfect complexion!
Designed to cover blemishes, neutralise skin tone and balance out discolouration, colour correcting products come in a range of different formulas and colours to suit your skin tone and type.
Below I have put together a simple guide to help you on your way to correction perfection!
Colour correctors are available in various formulas to suit different skin types.
Light weight formulas, such as colour correcting primers, are great especially for dry skin as they hydrate while creating an even skin tone.
Thicker formulas, such as cream palettes or pencils, are highly pigmented and provide a heavier coverage to combat problem areas. A little bit goes a long way and you don’t want to wash the skin out, so start small and gradually build up, blending out as you go.
There are specific colours designed to correct different problem areas. If we go back to colour theory, the way we can determine the correction colour required is by referring to the opposite colour on the colour wheel.
For example if you have some redness you want to reduce, then you would get a green based corrector – green being the opposite colour to red on the colour wheel.
Green – neutralises redness (prone around the nose), rosacea, sunburn, acne and pimples
Peach – perfect for correcting blues and darkness which can be present under the eyes
Violet – ideal for correcting yellow undertones or sallowness to brighten the skin
Yellow – corrects hyper pigmentation often found above the eyes
Simply select the formula to suit your skin type and colour to suit the problem area you want to target.
It is important that colour correction takes place first, before applying foundation or concealer, as you are prepping the base and creating an even skin tone for your makeup to sit on.
When using cream correctors I like to apply with a concealer brush and then blend out using a synthetic foundation brush.
If you have a few areas to correct, apply the specific colours to those areas and multi-correct.
Before & After
Above is a before and after once I have colour corrected the left side of my face.
My problem areas are redness in the cheeks and around the nose, sallowness around the eyes and darkness under the eyes.
The right side has had no correcting.
No foundation or concealer has been applied, only colour correcting creams to even out my skin tone.
There is a great range of correctors available at different price points to suit your budget!
Becca Backlight Targeted Colour Correctors $50 each – Available in 4 different colours
Benefit Erase Paste $47 – Available in 3 different shades and is great for eliminating dark spots and circles
Innoxa Cover & Correct Cream Concealer Face Palette $24.95 – Everything you need in one palette!
Stila One Step Correct $58 – a light weight formula targeting multiple tone zones
Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream Palette $51 – Available in 5 colour combinations
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primers $55 – Available in various colours to suit your needs