So you've had yourself a wild night out on the town, laughing and socializing -- ahem, studying -- until the sun came up. It's 9 am and you're meeting Grandma for brunch and ~shopping~ but the dark circles under your eyes are WAY beyond racoon. You can't cancel on the little lady, but you can't let her see you looking like this... So what on earth can you do now?
Lucky for you, everyone has flaws, but color correcting can solve *some* of them. Not just dark circles, but blotchiness, redness, acne scars, yellow discoloration -- basically any of the side effects of being alive for more than a decade. Rather than caking on heavy layers of concealer and foundation, color correction allows you to solve the problem at the source, followed by light and natural foundation application.
Let's get started.
What is Color Correcting?
Color correcting makeup tutorials have been quite the trend on social media and YouTube in recent years, leaving many people asking, what in the world is color correcting and why are these people putting green paint on their face? Many people see color correcting as an advanced technique simply because it's not be part of your run-of-the-mill makeup routine (if you like in-store makeovers, you won't get it unless you ask nicely). But the truth is that color correction is just as easy as applying concealer! As long as you understand the basic concept of the color wheel, you really can't go wrong.
So, what do each of the color correcting colors do? Well, the four basic color correcting colors are purple, yellow, green, and peach. Here's how they work:
Purple brightens dullness and evens out sallow, yellow skin.
Yellow conceals dark purple or blue discoloration.
Green color corrector hides red blemishes, blotchiness, and sun spots.
Peach cancels dark circles, especially under the eyes.
How to Use A Color Correcting Palette
To take your makeup game to the next level, stop caking on layers and layers of foundation and start color correcting! Color correcting palettes and concealers are ideal for neutralizing uneven skin tones, brightening complexion and correcting discoloration... aka color-correction. Learn how to use a color correcting palette or concealer wand from our beginner-friendly infographic.
How to Color Correct Step By Step
PEACH CONCEALER: To neutralize dark circles or shadows
Looking a little droopy after a wild night? Use peach color corrector to enliven skin under your eyes or below your cheekbones. Apply a little bit with a concealer wand, then pat with your finger or blend with a makeup brush.
YELLOW CONCEALER: To brighten dull skin
Yellow color corrector works great for masking any dark shadows underneath your eyes, cheekbone, or chin. Depending on your skin tone, yellow concealer may work better for under-eye circles than peach concealer. Either way, apply the color corrector with your concealer wand or makeup brush, then apply foundation and pat it out until it blends in.
GREEN CONCEALER: To counteract redness
Green color corrector counteracts any redness, so if you have red blotches or red marks, then green color corrector is for you! Use with foundation and a foundation brush to blend it all out.
PURPLE CONCEALER: To even out yellow, sallow skin
Purple color corrector neutralizes any yellow discoloration in the skin. Apply wherever necessary, paying attention to the area under the cheek bones and above the brow.
Color Correcting Concealer Video Tutorial
Color correct your troubles away! Learn how to apply color correcting concealer with our video makeup tutorial. With a wand applicator, it’s easy to brush on the correcting concealer for seamless, buildable application! From dark under eye circles to acne to red blotches, our high-performing color correcting concealers can take on stubborn discoloration.
Color Correcting Cushions Video Tutorial
Put some bounce in your beauty routine with these innovative color correctors in a cushion compact. Learn how our lightweight formula and easy cushion applicator gives you a natural look that allows you to layer on the perfect amount of coverage.