Color correcting is a trade secret gone mainstream. It's something that seems strange, unnecessary, and complicated for Every Girls, like us. I'm here to tell you that it's actually an easy step to help your overall look more natural, less piled on. Just follow these three steps for an even, flawless-skin finish!
1. Correct Color
First, identify the areas which need color correcting. Any area of discoloration which may often show through even your most full coverage concealer and foundation. Common areas include darkness around the eyes, redness around the nose, and sun spots or acne scars.
Next, choose the correct color corrector (my daughter would say, "hey mama, that's a patterin!"). If the area you want to conceal is blueish (common around the eyes), you'll need an orange or peach color corrector. If you want to combat redness, look for a green color corrector. The purple color correctors cancel out any yellow or sallow looking skin just as purple in the skin is neutralized with a yellow color corrector.
2. Apply ONLY Where Needed
Keep the color corrector concentrated to the exact area of discoloration. Try not to extend the corrector to areas without the discoloration. As always, start with a light hand--a little often goes a long way--you can always add more. If you apply a tiny amount of green color corrector to a red spot, it should instantly fade. The green neutralizes the red. But pile on too much or spread it onto non-red areas and you will just have a green tint to your face.
3. Apply your Base on Top
Now that you've completely canceled out your pesky areas of discoloration, it's time to bring everything together by applying your skin toned base on top. This is your foundation or BB cream. You may not need additional concealer because the color corrector is doing all the work the concealer usually does. Whatever you apply, be careful not to remove or shift the corrector.
Using a corrector will allow you to use less makeup, giving you more naturally even, flawless looking skin. Set it all with a light dusting of translucent powder or a setting spray. Let me know if this makes color correcting feel a bit more attainable. If you're still staring at the bright greens and oranges and purples totally overwhelmed, please reach out. I'd love to chat with you about your specific color correcting needs.