How the Heck Does Color Correcting Work?

How the Heck Does Color Correcting Work?

Do you ever apply your makeup but for some reason those dark circles or acne scars are still finding a way to make an appearance through your foundation? Well, thank goodness for color correcting, a technique used to camouflage and hide different types of issues within the skin. This technique works well for people who have hyperpigmentation, acne scars, dark circles or discoloration. Lighter colors work best for people with lighter skin as darker colors work better for people with darker skin tones. Whatever your color may be, the goal for all is a seamlessly perfect complexion, even if you have something to hide! For best results, color correcting is applied before your regular concealer and foundation routine! Color correcting does not replace your regular concealer. There are so many great products out there. You may only need one for your dark circles, but I linked a palette that has all colors in case you want to try this technique out! Pencils are also great for color correcting because it gives exact control for the area you want to focus on.  My favorite way to use this color correcting technique is on my dark circles and if I have a pimple I need to camouflage!


The color yellow cancels out purple, which works well for when you have a pimple to hide, hyperpigmentation or a small cut of some sort. Yellow works best for people with tan skin.

The color peach is used to cancel out blue, purple, and gray tones. It works well on dark circles and dark spots on the face. This color works best on light-to-medium skin tones.


The color red/orange cancels out dark circles, bruising, spots, or scars and this hue tends to work best for people with darker skin tones.


The color green cancels out redness and you can try using this color on pimples, rosacea, or sunburns.


Purple cancels out yellow.  





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