Pale skin, dark shadows under the eyes, spots on the forehead or reddish spots on the cheeks. Who doesn’t know that?
Hardly anyone can enjoy a perfect complexion when looking at it in the mirror in the morning, not even top models or Hollywood stars.
They only use ingenious make-up techniques that make these irregularities disappear.
What for many sounds like a higher science is actually quite simple.
A crash course in color theory.
Color Correcting is based on the theory of complimentary colors. The human eye perceives the colors, which lie next to each other in the color circle, as a contrast. However, the colors that lie opposite each other neutralize each other.
For an even skin appearance, pastel-colored concealer nuances are used, which make the undesirable colors of the skin disappear.
This make-up technique tricks the eye so, that irregularities in the face are no longer perceived optically.
With Color Correcting it is possible to conjure up a flawless complexion in just a few steps. You really don’t have to be a make-up professional to achieve this.
Unlike concealers in the usual beige shades, Color Correcting uses pastel shades such as mint green and lilac.
At first one thinks of war paint, but after the veneering Color Correcting creates the optimal basis for the following make-up.
The perfect basis
Start by applying a moisturizer to the face. This provides the skin with sufficient moisture and smoothes dry areas. This creates a good basis for subsequent color correction.
My face and me
Take a close look at your facial areas to decide which bumps should be levelled. A color wheel can be a good help. Then choose the appropriate concealer color.
Now it gets colorful
Now apply the concealer selectively with a small brush, which should be neutralized. Lilac on pale areas (often the outer edges of the face), green on pimples and redness (often in the area of the nostrils).
Then apply yellow, orange or pink concealer depending on skin tone and individual needs. Usually the areas to be neutralized are around the eyes, on the chin and in the area of the forehead.
Now work in the textures with cleaned fingers. The body’s own heat will soften the product a little so that it melts with the skin structure. Use a beauty-blender or a sponge to further blend the colors.
A flawless complexion
Now you can apply your foundation. It is best to gently dab it in with a make-up brush and work it in with circular movements without pressure in order not to blur the neutralized base. Then you can continue with your usual make-up routine.
The neutralizing colors
Lilac-colored concealer makes tired and pale looking skin appear fresher and more radiant. An unwanted yellow tinge is concealed.
A yellow concealer compensates for slightly bluish spots such as veins or shadows under the eyes. It is also perfect as a base for eye shadow.
Pink or salmon tones can hide dark skin areas. For example: pigment spots.
Olive-colored skin gives them more freshness.
Light green – applied selectively or over a large area, covers reddish spots, pimples, small scars or rosacea.
Orange tones neutralize strong blue and purple tones. They conceal dark circles around the eyes. Perfect for darker skin types.
The classic beige-colored concealer conceals minor skin imperfections.
Ideal – a shade lighter than your own skin tone.
Finding the right skin areas for Color Correcting products is sometimes not that easy.
The basic rule is: Apply them where you would apply a normal concealer. In most cases, the areas to be concealed are in the eye area, on the bridge of the nose, around the mouth and at the hairline.