Master the art of covering redness and dark spots with the help of concealer and foundation.
BACK TO SCHOOL The foundation of this technique takes us back to art class. Do you remember the colour wheel? The idea is exactly the same – colours that complement, cancel or counteract one another. 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. Green: It’s perfect for blemishes as it neutralises redness. L.O.V PERFECTITUDE Color Correcting Stick in 020 R229 Yellow: This colour tackles pigmentation, dullness and uneven skin tone. Violet: Violet gives the illusion of a smoother and brighter complexion. Pink: It works like blush would to enhance warmth and radiance. Peach and orange: This is good for under-eye discolouration. “Colour correcting would depend on the skintone that you are wanting to ‘correct’ and the base skin tone. So, for example, if you had a deep skin with an olive ( yellow) undertone but there were very dark marks, you may use a bright orange on those dark marks, but the orange would be visible so you’d need to go over the orange with the correct skin tone without wiping off the orange. Product coverage and finish play a very important role in colour correcting too – it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution,” explains Raine. e. MUST-HAVE TOOL A flawless finish is all about blending in products carefully. You need a beauty blender sponge to perfectly blend your cream and liquid products.
Gosh Prime ’N Set Banana R237
NYX Professional Makeup Concealer, Correct, Contour Palette R242,95
M. A.C PRO Conceal and Correct Palette R535
LA Girl Orange Colour Corrector R59,95
Black Up Concealer Palette R305,50
Foschini For Beauty 3 Piece Blender Set R189,95
Essence Correct to Perfect CC Powder Palette R 89,95
Essence Correct to Perfect CC Multi-Benefit Pearls R89,95
Smashbox Colour Correcting Stick R400
Lottie Conceal it Brush R90