Monday, 21 March 2016

Colour Correcting for Beginners and Drugstore Options

Colour Correcting Make-Up
Colour Correcting is all the rage right now, with high end and drugstore brands releasing colour correcting products to help hide a wealth of imperfections. Now although this is trending currently, colour correcting has actually been around for years, but only now has it become an even bigger market, due to cosmetics companies releasing a much wider variety of correctors, to suit all skin tones and concerns.

Today I wanted to share with you some tips on Colour Correcting if your eager to try this trend out, but your not sure on where to start. I also wanted to share some drugstore options, if your budget can't quite stretch to some of the high-end releases out there.
How to Colour Correct
The green corrector is great for counteracting redness and can be applied anywhere you have redness including the nose, cheeks and forehead.
Purple is ideal for yellow undertones and helping dullness. Apply this to anywhere that needs brightening, for example, the high points including the forehead, chin and tops of the cheeks.
Yellow is excellent for purple undertones, bruising, mild redness and darker skin tones. Apply this to anywhere you have these concerns or for darker complexions use this to help lighten specific areas on the face.
Lastly is salmon, which is the perfect under eye brightener. Use this alone or mix it with your regular concealer to erase those bags away!

To finish blend everything in and then go ahead with your normal foundation routine on top. And if your still unsure of where to apply your colour correctors, Sephora has an excellent guide, that caters to every skin tone and concern.

As I mentioned above, I also wanted to share with you a few drugstore colour correcting finds. for if your budget won't quite stretch to some of the high-end options or if your completely new to the whole concept and you just want an affordable option to practice with first.
Soap and Glory Kick Ass Colour Correctors
These are a new launch from Soap and Glory and they also fall under the Kick-Ass family. These chubby stick correctors come in four shades including,
1. Fake Away - a yellow for dark circles
2. Super Blur - a white, which is for erasing imperfections
3. All is Calm (above) - a green, which is great for redness
4. Just Bright (above) - a purple, which helps tired skin

These retail for £8 and are great for beginners as they are easy to use.
Revolution Ultra Professional Corrector Palette
This really is the ultimate colour correcting palette from Revolution, plus it costs only £6! The palette contains eight creamy shades to help a wide variety of concerns, but I would say this is more suited to someone who already has some colour correcting knowledge, as there is a lot of shades in this palette that can look quite daunting if you don't know what you're doing with them.
MUA Pro-Base Prime & Conceal Powder
Lastly is this powder option from MUA. This comes in at only £4 and consists of four correcting colours that can be mixed for an all over quick correction if you're short on time, or they can be used separately too. If you are looking for a high-end version of this then Laura Gellar do a fab option called Balance-n-Brighten Color Correcting Foundation.
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