Watched Game of Thrones all night and your dark under-eye circles frighten even you? Its time to learn the fine art of color correcting with nifty concealers because unlike the movies, there are no filters in real life. Or are there? Enter colour correcting concealers!
Up until now, your concealer was doing a pretty good job of keeping your secrets safe, whether it was those late night calls or extra glass of wine. A little recap of what you learned in school will come in handy here. Remember the colour wheel you learned about? The basic theory is that complementary colours, that is, colours opposite each other on the wheel neutralize each other. We spoke to Sonic Sarwate, Global Senior Artist, M.A.C. who said, “Concealers work fine for slight discolouration, but if its severe pigmentation you want to neutralize, colour correction is a must.”
Read on to know how you can battle your skin discoloration woes.
So heres what you need to do. Based on the theory, look at the colour opposite red on the wheel. Voila! Green is your go-to colour and will work on extra redness, acne marks and zits.
2. Dark Circles
If its dark circles you want to combat, orange is your best bet. If the dark circles are very pronounced and have a deep blue or purple hue, use a yellow corrector instead.
3. Pale Skin
If youre very pale-complexioned and dullness is your main concern, a purple corrector will work well for you. Its also useful for camouflaging yellow spots on the face, irrespective of your skin tone.
4. Dark and Dull Skin
For darker complexions that need brightening or highlighting, a yellow corrector will instantly brighten your complexion.
Your go-to-guide for concealing
So now that you know your basics, how do you go about the actual application? Clint Fernandes, makeup artist suggests these simple steps:
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Not only does it nourish your skin, but also acts like a base for your makeup. It will ensure that no dryness or cracks, laugh lines or crinkles show up. Nykaa recommends Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion.
- Pat the correctors on problem areas and lightly dab it in to set it.
- Follow this up with a concealer on the same areas. Nykaa suggests Maybelline New York Fit Me Concealer.
- Apply your foundation in dots all over your face and blend. Nykaa recommends L'Oreal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation.
- Apply blush on the apples of cheeks. Try Natio Blusher.
- Finally, set your makeup with sheer, loose powder. You could use Coloressence High Definition Loose Powder.
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