What you need to know about colour correcting


What is colour correcting?

“Colour correcting is to change unwanted skin tones in certain areas of the face using the science of colour theory” says Raine Tauber of M.A.C in SA.

Which colour works on what?

Green: Works best for neutralising redness, so if you’ve got blemishes green concealers should be your thing.

Peach and orange: This is perfect for those suffering from under-eye discoloration. 

Pink: Enhances warmth and radiance and works just like a blush.

Tips from Raine Tauber

For dark under-eyes

Always start with foundation. Follow with an orange-toned concealor that matches the dark circle.

Apply the concealor over the dark areas and don’t blend it too far out.

Apply more in a shade that matches your skin tone and set with a light layer of powder.  

For dark spots

Go over your foundation with an orange concealor using a small brush and blend with blending sponge.

Excessive redness

Use a yellow under-toned foundation or concealor and set with setting spray to calm the skin and minimize redness.



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