Uneven skin tone and pigmentation is where an amazing make-up look might fail sometimes. Understanding what needs to be cancelled out and what needs to be highlighted is the secret to notching up your make-up game. That’s where colour correcting comes in, it isn’t rocket science but there definitely is a formula. Here a list of what each colour does for you to help you cover up everything from dark circles to red acne scars.
Green cancels out the redness.
Purple cancels out yellow tints.
Pink cancels brown which is perfect for dark circles and pigmentation.
Orange cancels out the blue which is amazing if you have prominent veins under your eyes or on your eyelids.
Peach also cancels out blue which is ideal for the rest of your face where you might have veins.
Yellow cancels out redness and works well if you are tanned or have a naturally sunkissed tint.
Now that we know what each colour does, here are a few of our favourite colour correctors and palettes for every budget!
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Correcting Palette - Colour Commentary
This palette has all the essentials to cover, highlight, normalize and neutralize. This quad-set is to be used under foundation to even out skin tones. The purple is great for under-eye circles as it cancels out the yellow undertones and brightens up that area too. Remember to use a concealer over it for a colour perfect match.
Do away with those blemishes now!