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How to Not Look Tired and Use Colour Correcting Concealer

You may have heard of the miracle-like results of colour correction. Based on the colour theory we all know, colour correction aims to neutralise blemishes, redness and dark circles by applying an opposing coloured cream to the problem area. And while some may lament the incorporation of yet another step into their makeup routine, we believe this one is worth doing especially on those days when your skin isn’t cooperating with you. Just follow these do’s and don’ts so you can colour correct like a pro.

Choose wisely

Colour correction can seem like a daunting step to add into your daily makeup routine, especially when applied incorrectly, colour correcting efforts can leave you looking like a clown- and that’s no exaggeration. To avoid creating a patchwork-quilt of colours on your face, be sure to choose the right colours for your skin tone and areas of concern.

Peach colour corrector should be used to neutralise dark spots on light skin tones while an orange colour corrector should be used on dark skin tones.

A purple-based colour corrector should be used to counteract sallow skin tones, particularly for those with darker skin tones.

Use green concealer to corrector the appearance of redness, making it ideal for those who have rosacea.

And the yellow colour corrector should be used to highlight the high points of your face as well as to reduce the appearance of purple toned blemishes.

Apply a thin layer

A little definitely goes a long way when it comes to colour correction, so be sure to use products sparingly. We especially recommend taking a light hand when going in with a purple colour corrector, which is aimed at cancelling out dullness and yellow tones in the skin. Likewise, a light hand is recommended when you apply a yellow colour corrector which cancels out dark spots and other blemishes on the skin when applied sparingly in the right areas.


Put the brush down

While fluffy brushes will spread the pigment from your colour correcting concealer or powder all over the shop, a beauty blender will ensure your hard work won’t go to waste and that you’re targeting the right areas. With colour correction products like the L’Oreal Paris Concealer Pomade, we recommend using a makeup sponge or even your fingers which will warm the product and blend more seamlessly into the skin.

Remember less is more

Less is definitely more when it comes to colour correction. But the same principle also applies to concealer application after colour correcting.

Senior Professional Makeup Artist at Bobbi Brown, described colour correction as ‘the shapewear, while your concealer is as essential as the little black dress. So, don’t undo all your hard colour correction work at the concealer stage. Apply concealer sparingly to areas of concern, and when disguising under-eye circles, blend in an upwards motion to create the illusion of a brighter and more lifted look.

To complete and lock in your colour correction, we recommend the Chanel Le Correcteur longwear concealer. With buildable coverage and a lightweight formula, this concealer is perfect for both everyday wear and heavier evening makeup looks. Or, if you’re looking for a concealer with convenience, try the Dior Backstage Pros Fix it Prime & Conceal which offers you the ability to touch up on the go with a 2-in-1 primer and concealer.

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