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Colour Correcting For Beginners

Colour Correcting For Beginners

There are times when your face makeup still doesn’t look the way you envisioned it. Your redness, dark circles, and scars still manage to peek through the layer of foundation and concealer. Layering base products can sometimes result in a very cakey look, and we surely don’t want that. We are here with a solution that is sure to fix this problem for you, all you need is just one makeup product - a colour corrector palette. Let’s unravel the mystery behind colour correcting.

What is colour correcting?

Colour correction is a method of using skin complementing colours to help you get rid of skin discolouration. Colour correctors are very lightweight on the skin and have a similar texture to a creamy concealer. Colour correcting up until a few years ago was something only makeup artists knew about. They would work their magic with a colour corrector palette and create a flawless base. But the wave of beauty influencers has made us aware about this magical makeup step.

The colours used are directly opposite to the colours of the skin spectrum, which cancel them out and even out your skin tone. The colours that are generally used are green, lavender, yellow and a few other coral shades. Each colour is used to target a specific area of concern. The first step is to identify your area of concern and then use the co-relating colour concealer to conceal it. You can invest in a colour corrector palette or buy these colours individually.

Orange Colour Corrector

Orange colour corrector is the most commonly used colour corrector for dark circles. It helps you cancel out any dark spots you may have and even neutralizes your crow’s feet. Orange colour corrector is best suited for people with medium to darker skin.

If you don’t want to buy a separate colour corrector for your dark circles, you can simply use a concealer with an orange undertone before applying foundation. It will act like a colour correcting concealer and help you achieve a similar effect. Another great hack if you don’t have an orange colour corrector available is to simply use your lip makeup product. Use your creamy red or reddish orange lipstick and apply it under your eyes and on any dark spot you want to correct. Blend it well using your sponge or brush. You can continue with your face makeup after and apply foundation, concealer, contour, blush and highlighter. Don’t forget to set it all in using your favourite powder.

Peach Colour Corrector

A peach colour corrector does the same job as an orange colour corrector, but it is suitable for people with fair to medium skin tones. An orange colour corrector may be too harsh and look patchy on fair skin, which is why a peachy colour corrector for dark circles is ideal to reduce their appearance on fair to medium skin.

Green Colour Corrector

Green colour corrector is also often used while colour correcting. It is very effective to reduce the appearance of redness on your skin. If you have an angry pimple, with redness around it, just apply a light layer of green colour corrector from your colour corrector palette to cancel it out. It also helps cover blemishes and acne marks.

Yellow Colour Corrector

A yellow colour corrector is used to effectively cover the appearance of bruises and veins which have purple undertones. It is also used to cover brownish dark circles and mild redness. If you don’t have a yellow colour corrector on hand, you can use a concealer with yellow undertones to colour correct. A full coverage concealer with yellow undertones will act as a colour correcting concealer.

Lavender Colour Corrector

Lavender colour corrector will help you brighten your skin and cancel out yellow undertones. If your skin is looking too dull and lacklustre, adding a lavender colour corrector will brighten up your skin.

You don’t need to own every shade of colour corrector makeup, unless you are a professional. Identify your areas of concern and choose a colour corrector accordingly. If you are looking for a travel friendly option, a colour corrector palette is a great buy. It helps you have all the colours you will need in one place.

When do I apply colour corrector?

Now that we know which colour corrector must be used for which concern, it is now time to understand when to apply it. After applying primer on your face and before beginning your face makeup is when you use a colour corrector. Colour Corrector makeup is essentially the second step of your makeup routine. After you have blended your colour corrector well, you can continue with your face makeup as per usual.

After this you can begin doing your eye makeup. Fill in your eyebrows, apply some eyeshadow, line your waterline with a kajal and load your lashes with some mascara for a glamorous look. You can also create a winged eyeliner for added drama. Use the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool and try these products. This tool enables you to try makeup products in real time from the comfort of your home. You can also use the Maybelline Fit Finder to find a perfect shade of foundation and concealer that fits you.

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