Dark circles under your eyes, redness from an inflamed blemish, discoloration from the sun, and acne scars—all call for a little cover-up when applying makeup. But are you using the right color corrector? To guide us through the process of when and what colors to apply for the best coverage, we tapped one of Kourt’s makeup artists, Wendi Miyake.
Ahead, Wendi is walking us through her process and providing application tips that will help your skin look flawless thanks to the art of color-correcting concealers. We’ll let her take it from here.
“Color correction can be scary and confusing if you’re new to it. Correctors come in many different colors, and it can be hard to know where, how, and which ones to use. Here are my basic color-correcting tips:
The key to color correcting is precision. Using precise detail brushes and products is the best way to ensure good coverage and longevity. My favorite tools to use are Cozzette’s P Series Stylist Collection brushes (which are 100% vegan makeup brushes) to apply the color corrector, and the S165 Magic Blending Brush to set the area with powder.
Dark Circles Under the Eye
When covering dark circles under the eye, you want to combat the blues that are in the hollow of the skin. To correct this color, you want to use a pinky-peachy-orangey color based on your skin tone. If you are fair, pink is the correct corrector to use. Light to medium, you’ll want to use a peachy color. Medium to dark, you’ll use an orange corrector, and for deep skin tones, a deep orange-red to correct. I love to use KKW Beauty’s ‘Correct’ color correctors. They come in a shade for all skin tones.
Once I apply the color corrector to the area and blend out the edges, I set it with KKW Beauty Translucent powder. This ensures that the color is locked in and will not be disturbed or moved around by anything you put on top of it. Now it’s time to cover. I like to use a full-coverage creamy product like foundations and concealers. Apply your shade over the corrected area by stippling, bouncing, or patting. It’s best to not swipe to avoid moving anything around that’s underneath, and to ensure the best coverage. Once you’ve blended that, set again with the translucent powder, and voilà! It’s like the discoloration was never there.
These same steps apply for covering other areas like blemishes and sunspots. To correct red areas, you want to use the green corrector. For sallow skin that’s yellowing, a lavender corrector is used to bring the skin back to life. Color correction is based on color theory, so if you ever forget which color to use, look up your basic color wheel! As easy as that.”
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