How Do I Use Correctors?
Correctors can make a dramatic difference in severe complexion discolorations, whether they are dark circles, scars or other imperfections. Correctors use color theory to not only cover the imperfection, but they also have a tint which neutralizes abnormal colors in the complexion. It’s important to understand how color theory works to properly use correctors.
Yellow or Green correctors are best for counteracting redness (like rosacea, blemishes or any other “red” imperfections). I prefer to use yellow, because it isn’t always easy to find the perfect shade of green that counteracts perfectly. Yellow looks a little more natural, however green may be required in some severe cases.
Pink or Peach correctors are best for counteracting blueness (like veins and undereye circles or any other ‘blue’ imperfections). Pale pinks are best for light skin tones while deep peach shades may be better for medium to deep skintones. These can work wonders on dark circles and really help brighten the eye area while concealing.
Other correctors like orange, purple and olive tones all work in the same way- but are usually used for more intensive corrections. Start off with a yellow and pink corrector and get used to them before moving onto more intense ones like greens, oranges and purples.
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