Colour correcting concealers are really taking off at the moment, following on from contouring and baking, colour correcting seems to be the newest beauty must-try trend.
Actually, colour correcting make up isn’t new at all and has in fact been used by make up artists since the advent of Technicolour technology. Since then though, the world of colour correcting cosmetics has expanded greatly and there are several more shades available than green.
If you have looked at the rainbow of concealers available on the market now and wondered what on earth to do with them, then worry not, our handy guide will help you work out which shades are used for which concern.
Do remember that colour correctors are best used under your foundation, while concealers are usually used after your foundation. With all correcting concealers application is crucial, specifically blending, the desired end result should be not to see any of the colour you’ve used once all of your make up is in place. So proceed with a light hand. Once you’ve got a feel for the products you’ll instinctively know how much to use.
Starting off with green. Perhaps the most well known of all coloured concealers. Green can be used to counteract redness, so on blemishes, general redness or red scarring.
Yellows and oranges my look frightening but both are fantastic for adding warmth as well as helping to hide any dark circles. Ideally yellow is best for fair skin tones, while orange is better for darker skin tones.
Lilac concealers counteract any sallowness with the added bonus of a highlighting effect, just add to areas you wish to highlight.
Finally, reds and pinks are best for hiding blue tones, such as bruises or veins or even blue toned dark circles under the eyes. This is probably the least widely available colour corrector shade, but at a push a lipstick would do, just try to avoid anything shimmery!
The Morphe 20 Colour Contour and Concealer Palette (£17.95) contains a wide range of cream products, including pink, lilac, green and orange colour correcting concealers so if you think you could use all of the shades mentioned, it’s well worth considering this palette, especially if you like to contour too. This palette does it all!
LA Girl USA Pro Colour Correctors are available in green, yellow and orange, are in a creamy formula, with a built in brush and at £5 each are a great way to try the trend without investing too much money or ideal if you only have one area you wish to correct. If you prefer powder cosmetics, then Everyday Minerals do a Mint Color Corrector at a reasonable £6.95 while Neve Cosmetics offer both Green and Yellow mineral powders at £9.95.