The Beauty Trick For Better Skin |

The Beauty Trick For Better Skin

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For a truly flawless complexion, make-up has moved beyond concealer with a whole host of colour-specific formulas guaranteed to tackle skin concerns from blemishes to dark circles. Using the rules of the colour wheel, colour correcting is the make-up artist secret prime to perfect uneven skin tone and hide imperfections.

It’s all about using opposite shades on the colour wheel to counteract your concerns – green hues help to balance redness and blemishes, purple will perk up dull, sallow skin and yellow will cancel under-eye circles.

Want in? Read on to discover the rules of colour correcting...



Best For: Redness, Acne Scarring or Rosacea

The ultimate all-rounder, green is the most popular shade of the colour correctors and a brilliant neutraliser for redness. Cool mint shades will help to cancel out angry redness – whether from scars, blemishes or rosacea. Use all-over or dab where needed for an even base and flawless finish.

Correct Stick, £15 | Cover FX

Touché Éclat Neutralizer Pen, £25.50 | Yves Saint Laurent



Best For: Sallow Skin, Yellow Undertones

Just like a purple shampoo helps to banish brassiness from blonde hair, a hard-working lavender concealer will help to counteract yellow, sallow tones for a brighter, lighter complexion. Our top tip? Smooth the colour corrector onto the desired area before topping with a sheer concealer to set in place.

Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid, £19 | Urban Decay

 Correct Stick, £15 | Cover FX



Best For: Deep Blue And Dark Circles

Trying to hide dark circles? A peach or salmon-based concealer will help to knock out blue and grey undertones as well as unsightly veins. Light peaches work well for balancing fair skin, whilst deeper tangerine and orange shades are best for perking up olive complexions. A dark brick colour will also work magic on dark and black skin, helping to neutralise your base. 

Correct Stick, £15 | Cover FX

Studio Conceal & Correct Duo, £20 (was £23) | MAC



Best For: Dull Skin

Pale pink is a fantastic brightener, and the ultimate shade to perk up a dull, grey complexion that’s in need of a lift. Try a pink-tinted primer underneath foundation to correct and brighten, or dot and blend using a corrector stick to focus on problem areas.

Météorites Base, £47 | Guerlain

Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid, £19 | Urban Decay



Best For: Fair Skin With Pigmentation

If you have light skin, hair and eyes, your complexion may be too fair to hide the blue-purple blood vessels beneath the surface, especially around the eyes where the skin is naturally thinner and more delicate. A yellow concealer (or primer) will help to counteract dark blue tones and warm your natural complexion to provide the ideal base.

Superprimer Face Primer, £21 | Clinique

Prep & Prime CC Colour Correcting, £25 | MAC


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