How to colour correct like a Pro!

Colour correction is a technique used to camouflage uneven skin and pigmentation on the skin. Most people may have heard of this and have possibly been applying this to their makeup routine.



Let’s start with the basics…


Green cancels out redness – Typical areas where redness can be found are usually the nose, cheeks and the chin. Make sure to only spot treat the area concerned. Green concealers are not only brilliant for removing redness from a spot but for concealing acne scars, rosacea, windburn or sunburn.


-One step correct by Stila, Smooth Indulgence redness concealer by Dermablend, Photo finish color correcting foundation primer by Smashbox, Green concealer jar by NYX, Studio secrets professional color correcting primer by L’Oreal.


Purple, lilac or lavender eliminates any unwanted yellow undertones on the skin. People with a dull, pasty, yellow complexion should wear this colour concealer to add a beautiful glow to their skin.



-Photo finish color correcting primer in balance by Smashbox, Naked skin color correcting by Urban Decay, Superprimer by Clinique, CC colour corrector by Max Factor.


Pink brightens dark circles under the eye area and also helps to mask the signs of fatigue. This concealer is also great on sallow, olive toned skin as it helps to give that radiant glow!



-Erase Paste by Benefit, Dark circle concealer by NYX, Photo finish color correcting in blend by Smashbox, Concealer by Bobbi Brown.


Yellow concealers are ideal for those under eye circles as well as concealing purple or blue bruises and veins. These are great for evening out skin tone but also come in handy as an eye shadow base.




-Lemon Aid by Benefit, Pro Conceal HD by L.A. Girl Cosmetics, HD lifting concealer by elf, Pear by NARS.

Neutral concealers. This works best on people who don’t have too many problem areas and are just looking to conceal the odd blemish. Choose a similar shade to your skin tone or a shade lighter.



-Boi-ing By Benefit, SPF 20 correcting concealer by Bare Minerals, Naked skin weightless complete coverage concealer by Urban Decay.


Orange concealers are ideal for someone with a darker skin tone that wishes to hide dark circles or other areas of deep discolouration.



-Pro conceal HD by L.A. Girl Cosmetics, Concealer in a jar by NYX, Pro long wear concealer by MAC.


White concealers are perfect for highlighting the cheekbones, inner and outer corners of the eye to give the appearance of being more awake! It can also be used along the bridge of the nose, under the brow bone and in the cupids bow.

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-Cover up white concealer by Maybelline, HD lifting concealer by elf, Lock it concealer in white out by Kat Von D.


I hope this was helpful. If you have used any of the concealers in this post then let me know what you think of them!

Love Aoife xxx

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