Do you have some skin discoloration? Had a late night, and look tired? Need to cover a blemish, like yesterday? Well, today we're going to share The Secret Weapon To Making Those Skin Imperfections Magically Disappear...Which is using color correcting makeup.
Color corrective makeup has been around for years, but not everyone knows how to use each color. Personally, we think these correctives are a gift from the makeup gods. Using them in your makeup routine allows you to create a perfect canvass to apply your foundation and other makeup, while hiding those imperfections.
What Exactly Is Color Correcting Makeup Think of a color wheel, where colors directly across another can neutralize each other. For example, red is directly across from green on the color wheel. Hence, using makeup in green can help to offset some of the redness you may have.
When Should You Use Them
You should use color correctors on those areas that need a little extra help.
They also help to diffuse light to help minimize flaws.
Help to even out any skin discoloration and other skin imperfections.
Formulas These correctors come in many different textures including, powders, creams, and liquids; that can be worn by all. There is also a variety of colors to choose from, depending on what you need to perfect.
Furthermore, these products are formulated to wear under your foundation, except color correctors that address under-eye bags which should be applied to your foundation to avoid the product from being smudged away.
Below, we will “cover” the assorted colors and what their functions are!
Mint Green: This color is great on acne and rosacea, and helps to neutralize the appearance of redness, ruddy skin, and even broken capillaries.
Yellow: This color is best for camouflaging bluish (blue & purple) undertones and hyperpigmentation.
Pink/Peach: Pinks are great for brightening your dull skin. It also is great for hiding signs of fatigue, so if you are looking for a quick pick me up, this color works wonders.
Purple: This color is excellent for adding a glow to the lackluster skin and is best suited for eliminating any unwanted yellow undertones in your complexion.
What Else You Need To Know
While there are a few other colors out there, we have listed four above to help adjust, blend, brighten and balance your skin. Thus, covering a wide range of complexion concerns.
It is also important to use lesser amounts at first to see what works and exactly how much you need to get the desired look.
Your goal is to blend. You don't want any prominent areas that have a different skin tone to shine through.
Always, start with a clear primer first, as this will help to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, while preventing false wrinkles, that can be caused if you apply any makeup to a naked face. These clear primers create the perfect base for foundation application.
Makeup Brush As mentioned above blending is key and when it is time to apply your foundation you want to make sure that you are using a makeup brush, like the Michael Todd Beauty Sonicblend that will effortlessly blend your favorite liquid or powder makeup in extra fine layers for natural looking airbrushed-like results every time.
Additionally, the Sonicblend makeup brush creates better coverage, so you use less makeup. And, it can help to improve the overall health and condition of your skin by minimizing clogged pores as well as irritation from rubbing and stretching the skin which can occur with traditional makeup application.
So, there you have it, our secret weapon to making those skin imperfections magically disappear!