What is color corrector?
The method of coloring correcting is that art of using complementary colors; colors that are a contrast to each other on the color spectrum, to cancel each other out. When they do cancel each other out, it helps to remove the look of discoloration or other skin problems. Color correcting comes in an array of different colors, all for various purposes. Also, a color corrector can come in two different forms of use; powder and cream. Each way has pros and cons and works with a specific type of skin type. The colors that the color correcting makeup comes in is green, lavender, yellow, and coral tones. The variety of problems that color correcting can solve is dullness, redness, dark circles under the eyes, discoloration, blemishes, dark spots, bruises, and more.
Which Colors to Use?
You may be wondering what color do you use, and also which form do you need? Well, this is a simple answer! We have a straightforward color guide to help you! Which color correcting makeup you need depends on what problem with your skin you want to solve.
- If you want to remove the redness from your face, then go green.
- If you want to get rid of blue-toned circles under your eyes, or dark spots on your skin, then you would choose orange.
- If you have a pale dullness to your face, or purple veins showing on your face, then a bright popping sunshine yellow is your friend!
- For darker skin tones, to dull the appearance of dark spots, and dark circle under your eyes, you would choose blood rose red.
Which form of color correcting makeup you pick depends on the type of skin you have. If you have oily or normal-ish skin type, nothing too dry, then the powder version is recommended. However, you can still use cream if preferred. For very dry skin it’s recommended that you use a cream, as it’s better for dry skin. But, again, if the powder version is preferred, then go with that! It’s up to you, cause only you and your doctor know what’s best for you and your skin.
When and How Should You Apply Color Corrector?
Okay, you have your color corrector makeup picked and ready to go, but now you’re wondering how you’re going to fit this it into your makeup schedule and how to apply it. Don’t worry; this won’t tack on any lengthy process to your daily schedule. Applying color correcting makeup is simple and easy once you get the hang of it.
So, when doing your daily routine you would add your color correcting makeup after adding your foundation or your tinted moisturizer, but before your concealer. Presently, you now know when in your routine, it’s time to add it; it’s time to learn how to apply it! Okay, first thing first, map out what you want to do to your face! It can go downhill right away if you don’t have an idea of what to do, and you do it randomly! Think of it as a battle, a battle of if you’re going to have an excellent makeup day or a bad one that wastes perfectly good product! So, once you’re finished with your foundation, look at your face, and then determine where you need to ‘correct’ and what is it that you need to ‘correct.’
Once that’s done, you can begin the second part, applying it. If you have chosen a powdered one, then you most likely are going to be using a brush, or your finger to apply and spread it. For a cream one, you can apply with your finger. However, some bottles come in a lipstick like application bottle that you smooth over your skin. Other cream bottles come in a pump, which you give two or more pushes down to dispense to your hand, to spread with your finger. So, once you have applied it, you have to blend it, lightly rubbing it into your face, mixing it with your foundation; then continue as you usually do.
What Should Be Cautious When Applying Color Corrector?
While coloring correcting is simple and easy to learn. Everything has rules and protocols you have to follow. And when followed, they give you the best results. These are the top three problems you need to avoid when using color correcting makeup.
- Not ‘Correcting’ Correctly
This problem happens when you don’t remember the colors and what they do. Always remember the colors scale; it’s essential. If you apply the wrong color, to the wrong problem, it won’t do anything, and sometimes it can make it worse. So, make a list of the colors and what they do, if you must.
- Using The Wrong Shade
While you may get the color correct, you still want to make sure it’s the right shade for your face, or when you go to blend it, it will look very wrong and even not match your skin, which can make your dark spots worst!
- Applying Too Much Products
More does not mean better! When applying color correcting makeup, you aren’t trying to cover up like foundation; you are trying to ‘correct.’ So, be sure only to put a very light coverage of your products. Not only does that save you product, money, but it also saves you time; from having to redo your look when it comes out wrong.
So here are the things you need to know about color correcting makeup! However, no matter whether you’re wearing makeup, you have a face full of acne, or you have clear skin, you’re perfect and beautiful in your way. And there are more to beauty than how you look, cause some things are prettier on the inside than you may realize.