The Beauty Step That’ll Even Out Your Skintone
Colour correcting has gained quite the dedicated beauty following over the past few years, as we’ve all come to realise that those colour wheel principles we were taught in primary school have some real-world application after all–who would’ve thought to pay attention in Grade 4 art? All throwbacks aside, the colour wheel as we know it always features two colours opposite one another. Not only are these two shades complementary, but they’re also pretty excellent at cancelling one another out.
This is where the colour wheel plays into the beauty trend of colour correcting–by dabbing a little coloured concealer on the dark, red or dull spots of the face, we’re able to create some balance and eradicate unwanted tones, leaving a flawless base behind. See offending colour wheel below and you’ll know what we’re talking about.
So, how do you colour correct as a beginner? Although the idea of putting shades of purple, green, blue and yellow under your foundation may be a little intimidating, we promise it’s a lot simpler than it looks (and if all else fails, blending is bound to come through and save you). Let’s break it down by your problem areas.
If you’ve got red spots, rosacea, flushing or active breakouts, neutralise these areas by using a green-toned concealer such as the BECCA Backlight Targeted Colour Corrector in Pistachio ($44.20). Dab a little onto your finger or brush, making sure that if you apply to active breakouts, you don’t dip a used brush directly into the pot. The high coverage of this concealer means you only need to apply a little to the area and then blend out as desired. We suggest dotting a small amount of this corrector all over red spots, which commonly occur around the nose and lips as well as surrounding breakouts. Say bye bye to pesky redness that just won’t go away and a warm welcome to a more balanced complexion!