What do you mean colour correcting the right way? If you are like me (not a make up artist), you may have wondered about these beautiful pastel and somewhat bright colours everyone’s been putting on their faces lately (on social media). Actually, this is not a new trend. It is an old trick that was previously only popular with high end make up artists, until a certain Youtuber did a video a couple of years ago where she used red lipstick to hide her dark circles (under-eyes).  The video went viral, which eventually had make up companies shedding more to light on colour correcting and all that good stuff. So basically these back light targeted Colour Correctors feature highly pigmented formulas that neutralize discoloration, whether it’s redness, dull skin, rosacea, dark circles, you name it – these babies can neutralize it. Best used in creamy formulas, the subtle luminosity blurs imperfections, leaving your skin looking corrected with an even tone.

That being said, NOT EVERYONE NEEDS TO USE A COLOUR CORRECTOR. I’d only recommend them if you have serious issues like discoloration that you haven’t been able to disguise with foundations and concealers. As mamas and women out to conquer the world, we have limited time. Therefore we need our makeup routines to be efficient and effective. So please don’t go adding extra steps you don’t need to your makeup routine just because it is the latest trend à la Instagram. Only invest in a colour corrector if you really need one. And only choose the shade that matches your skin concern, don’t purchase all the colours:

Colour correctors visibly even out the skin tone by neutralizing the appearance of discoloration. It is important that you choose the shade that matches your skin concern.

Green: Neutralizes intense redness, rosacea, and blemishes for fair-to-medium skin tones with red undertones..
Yellow: Neutralizes mild redness, rosacea, and blemishes for light and medium skin tones.
Lavender: Neutralizes dullness, yellow in sallow skin and adds brightness for light tan/olive skin tones with yellow undertones.
Peach: Neutralizes / cancels out dark spots, under eye circles and hyper-pigmentation for beige-to-deep bronze skin tones.
Orange: Neutralizes / cancels out dark spots and under eye circles. Great for medium-to-deeper skin tones.
Brick: Neutralizes / cancels out dark spots and under eye circles. deep blues and greens for tan-to-deep-bronze skin tones with blue undertones.

For more videos that tackle these problems, click on the following. P.S. Sephora didn’t pay me to do this, I just found their videos cleaner and easier to follow. Cover Under Eye Dark Circles, Cover Acne and redness, Cover Dark Spots, Brighten Dull Skin.

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