How To Colour Correct Like A Pro Makeup Artist

Colour-correcting is a makeup method that utilizes color theory to pinpoint the right shade of concealer to cancel out any flaws and harmonize your complexion. It's an effective way to disguise dark under-eye circles or redness, resulting in flawless skin!

By referencing a color wheel, you can determine the most suitable color corrector for specific concerns. Complementary colors on the wheel cancel each other out, ensuring a balanced and even skin tone. 

What Each Colour Corrector is Used For:

Green Colour-Corrector

Using a green color corrector can effectively neutralize redness, making it ideal for covering up acne scars, rosacea, and blemishes to achieve a smooth and flawless complexion. 

Yellow Colour-Corrector

The yellow colour-corrector is highly sought after for its ability to effectively diminish dark undereye circles, veins, age spots, and bruises while also providing a radiant complexion to the skin. 

Peach/Pink Colour-Corrector

Using a peach/pink color corrector is an excellent way to neutralize dark under-eye circles, age spots, bruises, and veins on lighter skin tones. 

Orange Colour-Corrector

Using an orange color corrector can effectively neutralize under-eye circles, bruises, veins, or age spots on darker skin tones. 

Purple Colour-Corrector

Purple is positioned directly across from yellow on the color wheel, making it effective in neutralizing yellow tones and brightening a lackluster complexion. 

To Apply A Colour Corrector:

Step 1: Start by applying the appropriate color corrector for your skin concern. To achieve a flawless finish, apply a thin layer to the specific area in need of correction and blend it carefully with a brush or beauty blender. Add more in small amounts if necessary, but be cautious of applying too much to avoid a cakey appearance.

Step 2: After color correcting, apply your foundation as usual, making sure to match your skin tone for a seamless finish.

Step 3: Conceal any blemishes and under-eye circles with a concealer that is slightly lighter than your skin tone to brighten the area.

Step 4: Set your makeup with powder to ensure long-lasting coverage throughout the day.