Color Correctors, how and when to use them
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Makeup trends seem to be gaining more and more widespread popularity these days, and the next up is color correcting. This isn’t a new concept, but it’s starting to pop up more and more in kits and palettes just like we saw in contouring palettes.
Color correcting is a way to “correct” or really strategically mask a problem area of the skin. The theory is based in the color wheel, and when a color is applied opposite to the origin color within the wheel, it will neutralize the original color. So, green concealer over red blemishes will help dull them out and not look so bright. Orange corrector over dark, purple under eye bags helps diminish the darkness, and a yellow corrector over blue tones, like strong veins in the skin, will help hide those problem areas really well.
The 3 main pairs of opposites you’ll find are blue/orange, yellow/purple and red/green. Of course, if you need a quick reference just look at a color wheel!
So, when should you use a color corrector? At the beginning stages of concealing a particular area. I don’t want to make a blanket claim and say it should always be under foundation because sometimes the application of foundation can wipe away any initial correcting or concealing, but you should try to use a color corrector within the first few steps so you can blend them in and conceal properly. You don’t want green dots all over your face!
Don’t be too heavy-handed either. A little will go a long way usually!