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Cheat Sheet: Colour Correcting

You’ve seen it everywhere, from YouTubers’ colourfully painted faces to the cute pastel palettes from your most beloved make-up brands. There’s no doubt that the colour correcting trend is a current favourite among bloggers and Instagrammers alike, but knowing exactly how to incorporate it into your own routine is no walk in the park – until now…

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Okay, I’m Curious! Which Colours Do What?

Think of the colour that you want to correct (purple undereye circles, for example) and then look for the shade positioned directly across from it on the colour wheel – that’s the one you should go for. Keep in mind that lighter shades work best on fair skin, while deeper shades are the perfect match for darker skin tones. Here is a quick breakdown:
Peach/Orange: Cancels out blue. Use it to correct blue or purple undereye circles or veins.
Green: Cancels out red. Great for correcting redness due to rosacea, broken capillaries, acne, or sunburn.
Lavender/Purple: Cancels out yellow. Use it to brighten dull or sallow complexion.
Yellow: Cancels out purple. Go for it if you want to even out your skin tone.

How Do I Incorporate Colour-Correcting Techniques Into My Make-Up Routine?

Apply a correcting concealer or primer – like the ModelCo Conceal and Correct Concealer – underneath your everyday foundation and concealer by using your fingertips to apply a tiny amount of product only on those spots that require extra TLC. Next, apply your go-to foundation or BB cream with a brush or a sponge and, as a last step, apply a sheer concealer.

We get it, new beauty techniques can be confusing, which is why we created the above cheat sheet for you to save and consult as you test this out at home. Ready? Set! Go.