The selfie-obsession has taken the world by storm. Living in this era with a flawed skin with hyper-pigmentation, redness and dark circles just makes you want to either skip parties or master Adobe Photoshop so that you can modify your selfies, giving them a picture-perfect look. What if we told you that you don’t have to learn any new software or miss awesome parties just because of that red colored big zit that arrived on your face like an unwanted guest? Excited already? Itching to find out? Well, then here you go. To neutralize your skin discoloration and imperfections, and flaunt a flawless look, all you need is a ‘color corrector’. We call it a total game changer.
Color Corrector 101 – What is it?
Unlike a concealer, a color corrector doesn’t conceal your flaws; it neutralizes the area of imperfection and corrects it. Sometimes, it is better to color correct your flaws than to conceal them. For example, if you have black or blue dark circles, then concealing a color on top of another will just end up giving you a cakey look and what’s worse is that it makes the skin’s flaws stand out even more. And that’s something you definitely don’t want! Color correction technique is good for anyone with mild to extreme skin color related issues. Though slight discoloration problems can be managed with a good quality foundation and a concealer; but if you are looking for perfection, then a color corrector is your best bet.
How to Make Your Pick?
When choosing a color corrector, there are two things consider: color and of course, consistency. You need to make sure that you are get the right consistency and hue for what you are trying to mask. The best way to make a confident choice is to understand the color wheel theory which is that complementary colors or opposites on the color wheel, cancel each other out. So, as red is directly across green, you know what that means? Yes, you got that right! A green color corrector can be used to cancel out skin redness.
Understanding Color Basics to Get the Right Color Corrector
Here are some basics you should know to color correct your flaws:
As we discussed above, green corrects extreme redness that may result from breakouts, rashes and even birthmarks. Try using brands like Maybelline Coverstick in Green or Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting primer in Green to counter redness.
Yellow color corrector is good to treat pink and mild red hues that may result from Rosacea, skin sensitivity or broken capillaries. Clinique Redness solutions targeted Corrector is a great choice for such conditions.
Use an orange or a peach color corrector to counter blue hues on your skin that may occur due to dark circles and dark spots caused by aging and sun damage. We recommend Bobbi Brown Color Corrector in Peach to neutralize these problems flawlessly.
To correct olive sallow skin, pink color corrector is perfect. Light shades of pink will do! Try using L'Oréal Studio Secrets Professional Color Correcting Primers Anti-Dull Skin Primer.