Today’s post is all about color correction and how you can use it to cover up your dark spots and hyper-pigmentation under your makeup.
We’ll be talking about color correctors and concealers but first, lemme drop a little bit of knowledge before I show you how I do it.
So hyper-pigmentation is basically the darkening of the skin. I have spoken about my struggle several times and I used to think I could cover it up with heavy foundation. It still didn’t work and I would get so mad and insecure about it. Can people see the dark area around my mouth? Can they see how weird and dark my eyes are? I swear, I don’t know why but I have the worst dark circles I have ever seen. It’s something I don’t even try to explain anymore.
Anyway, I was browsing the internet one day when I came across this interesting article about color correctors. Color correcting simply means using a specific color to cancel another one out.
Remember the color wheel?
See how the colors have opposites. Green sits opposite of red and will cancel it out. Same with orange which sits opposite of blue. The color orange will cancel out blue.
So makeup manufactures applied that artsy knowledge to concealers. Green concealers to cancel out redness from pimples in fair people, purple concealers to cancel out yellow undertones, orange concealers to cancel out blue/black hyper-pigmentation in dark people and so on!
So where can you find these colored concealers?
Several brands make colors concealers such as Smashbox, Dior, MAC, NARS, Benefit and so on. The one I use is LA Girl and I bought my orange concealer from Nigerian online store, Beauty Kink.
Now, let’s get on to color correcting!
Here is the color corrector on my skin and blended in with my makeup sponge.
Tada! Just that quick and simple!
Color correcting allows you to use less foundation and even less concealer (unless you want to contour and highlight). Which I think is awesome and money saving!
Hope you found this useful. I tried it out for about a month before writing this because I wanted to make sure it worked before recommending to people. I wouldn’t want to recommend something harmful to my readers.
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