HOW-TO COLOR CORRECT YOUR SKIN

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Do the crazy colored pallets of color correcting concealers freak you out?  Not sure where to start?  If you are dealing with things like acne scars, Rosacea, and dark spots, a color correcting concealer applied before your foundation and concealer will definitely help out.  You will find these color correcting concealers at every price range, because they are so hot right now.  You use these pallets to neutralize facial discolorations by applying contrasting makeup shades over them.  The whole concept is based on the color wheel.  Green is opposite of Red on the color wheel, so green concealers tone down redness.  Make sense?  Here is a list of colors and what they are best used for.  We hope this little guide helps you perfect your makeup routine.
Green: This color neutralizes intense redness on all skin types.  So if you suffer from Rosacea, acne, dermatitis, rashes, have a birthmark, or mild sunburn, applying this before your foundation will help tone down that redness.
Yellow: This color corrects mild redness on all skin tones.  It can also be used on purple or blue tones that come from bruises or broken capillaries.
Purple/Lavender: This color works best on light to tan olive/medium skin tones.  This shade brightens dullness and helps with dark under-eye circles.
Pink: This color works best on fair/light skin. It covers dark under-eye circles and brightens dullness.
Peach: Works on light/medium skin.  Cancels dark under-eye circles and covers dark spots, acne scars, hyper pigmentation, and bruises.
Orange: Works best on medium/deep skin tones.  Cancels under-circles and covers acne and brown spots.
Blue: Best on fair/light skin.  Brightens yellowy skin tones and covers hyper pigmentation.  Will also cover up orange tones that come from self-tanners.
When applying your color correcting concealer, less is definitely more.  Start with a little and build up if you need to. Remember, these are color correctors, not concealers. It isn’t supposed to cover the flaw; it is just supposed to neutralize the color. Also make sure your skin is moisturized and primed before color correcting.  Always only use the color corrector where you need it.  Once you have applied the color corrector, allowing it to set for a few minutes, apply your foundation and concealer for flawless coverage. We hope these tips help you out.  Color correcting concealers are a great way to get the flawless coverage you desire.

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