COLOUR CORRECTORS SIMPLIFIED
The question when it came to colour correctors for me was, do I need them? I mean won’t it lead to cakey makeup if you should use so many products on your face? Which one do I use, when I decide to use them? I would like to believe I am not the only one out there with these questions. Since learning about makeup and how to use it is sort of what I do for a living I am happy to say I finally have the answers to these questions.
First things first, colour correctors are just the thing you need to help you achieve a flawless complexion. And I know there’s a wide variety of them on the market. So, where do you start? Well, I am here to give you the low-down on how. I choose the L.A.Girl Pro.conceal correctors because I swear by their concealers and use them whenever I do my makeup. These concealers are seriously the best thing after the chocolate factory in the makeup world. They’re not too thick and can be built up to covers blemishes and dark circles like an absolute boss AND it comes in so many shades, yay for representation!
I am sure you’ve seen the countless corrector brands out there, and for those of you that have no idea what I am on about, don’t worry, I’ll explain.
There is a huge difference between the normal concealers we use to hide blemishes and colour correctors. You can use colour correctors to hide blemishes with the shade of each colour corrector which counteracts skin discoloration.
HOW TO USE MAKEUP COLOR CORRECTORS
When I am colour correcting, you are using the basis of colour theory to ‘correct’ discolouration. You don’t have to conceal your problem areas anymore, you get to neutralise the problem (see what I did there, lol).
Now for the lowdown on which colours to use where:
Oranges and Bisques Colour Correctors
My most used colour corrector must be my orange colour corrector which is used to neutralise dark tones. I use it to counteract and correct blue or purple discoloration like under-eye bags or circles. If you’re like me sleep is a guest in your life and you suffer for bags under your eyes this is the perfect colour corrector for you
Green Colour Correctors
The colour green neutralises red, so people with lots of redness such as rosacea need a green corrector to counteract the colour. Lighter skin tones will benefit the most with these correctors. Do you ever wake up with that red blemish that just won’t go away? After treating it with your essential oils I suggest adding a little bit of this green corrector to your face
Yellow Colour Correctors
Your yellow corrector is used to neutralise purple or blue tones. I rarely use this, if you have olive or lighter skin tones I believe the corrector as made for you. Yellow correctors are typically the most general and are great for evening out skin tone to give a bright base for your foundation. Depending on your skin tone, they can also be a perfect as an eyeshadow base if you don’t have an eye primer handy.
I hope this finally sheds some light on colour correcting as well as how to use colour correctors.
Top Tip: Use the colour corrector only on targeted spots and discoloration, and not over the entire face. Apply the colour corrector before your foundation using a finger, sponge or small concealer brush only on the discoloured spots.