Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Color Correction

Unless you were blessed with flawless skin, you probably have some areas that need concealing.  Especially as we age, brown spots from sun exposure, acne scars & dark circles can become more visible.  Instead of piling on the makeup (resulting in an unnatural look), try "correcting" the problem by using a colored concealer to balance your skin tone.  I recently discovered a pink-tinted cream that I started using under my eyes & the results have been remarkable!  So I thought I'd share with you a guide to trying this technique & some products to help even out typical skin discolorations:

Green - erases redness (use on breakouts, broken blood vessels & around the nose)
Pink - cancels out blue (try on dark undereye circles, if yours have a bluish tint)
Yellow - brightens dark areas (use on your eyelids, sun/age spots & undereye circles, if yours have a brown/grayish tint)
Lilac - eliminates yellow (try on the hollows of cheeks & forehead)



Fashion By Alicia said...

Thanks for sharing!! I have noticed that my dark circles are getting worse as I get older. I will definitely look into these products.

Always Maylee said...

Great info, I'm going to have to try some of these!

Alyson said...

My dark circles are definitely getting worse with age... need to take more action! Great post... it's incredible how colors you wouldn't expect can really make a difference.

Audrey Leighton said...

So many useful tips, thanks for sharing :)

Be Frassy

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

i have the makeup forever concealer kit that everyone was raving about. it has all of these colors but it was too pastey so i never really gave the other colors a chance. but now i think i'll give them another try!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Tesa said...

nice post :)

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

I've been meaning to try the Physicians Formula mineral correcting concealer

styleonthecouch said...

When I first read in a magazine that green cancelled out redness I laughed. I have one lovely color corrector in this color and I agree with all you have written here - finding a great corrector can make a lot of difference in terms of how you use make up, great post, I haven;t seen many about this topic really.