If you’re struggling to cover breakouts, under eye circles, redness, or any other skin issues, colour correcting can help your skin look flawless.
Colour Correcting to Get Flawless Skin
In this video, I’m demonstrating how to us colour correcting to get flawless skin. At first, I thought it would slightly help with a bit of discolouration on certain areas of my skin. However, after completing each of the steps, I finished up with the most flawless makeup application (despite overusing the colour correcting palette).
This is not your everyday makeup look, it is a full coverage makeup application – perfect for events, first dates, photo shoots etc.
Follow my colour correction makeup, step by step guide to ensure you achieve flawless looking skin.
What You’ll Need
- Makeup brush (or you can use your fingers)
- Colour correcting wheel/stick
- Beauty sponge/brush
Step 1 – Moisturise and Prime
Apply your moisturiser first, it will ensure your skin is soft and supple for a flawless application.
I know a lot of people think that primer is just a gimmick. However, it’s important to use a primer as a barrier between your skin and the colour corrector (we don’t want breakouts). It works to fill fine lines and smooth pores.
Step 2 – Determine Your Problem Areas
In this video I’m using the Morphe colour correcting wheel but if you only have a few skin issues like breakouts or scarring. You could get away with purchasing a blemish colour correcting stick rather than a whole wheel.
Once you know what you want to correct you can’t determine what colours you will need to use by looking at a colour wheel.
For example, if you are trying to correct blemishes or redness that is pink in colour. Look opposite of the pink shade on the colour wheel (green) and use that colour to correct it.
Step 3 – Determine Your Coverage Needs
The amount of coverage you need will determine how much colour correcting product you use.
For the purposes of this video, I applied a lot of product so you could get an idea of where to apply the different colours. However, I wouldn’t recommend using this much because it requires a lot of wasted product.
Orange / Yellow Colour Correcting
Orange and yellow colour correcting products are used to correct purple, blue and darker shades. Usually under the eyes or used on any bruises on the face or body.
Green Colour Correcting
Green is used to colour correct any redness on the face. Usually found around the nose and mouth area. It’s also used to cover any blemishes or scarring on the face or body.
Violet Colour Correcting
The violet (purple) is used to colour correct any yellow tones you might have peaking through. Yellow undertones can tend to make us look a bit sallow or sick. Colour correcting this subtly with a violet shade can make us look more vibrant and glowing.
Beige Colour Correcting
Beige is a shade you are most likely to use on more of a daily basis as a concealer. Once you are finished colour correcting with the brighter shades you use the beige to cover them up.
Morphe Colour Correcting Palette Review
Before opening and applying the Morphe colour correcting product I was a little unsure of how well it would apply and blend into the skin.
It looked like one of those face painting palettes you had as a kid. However, as soon as I dipped my brush into the product I could tell it was nice and creamy and not dry at all.
It applied very nicely onto the skin and blended out well. It was super pigmented and didn’t require much product at all for a full coverage application.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product as it was only $8 and if you’re in need of a few new makeup brushes. You can do some online shopping and receive free shipping if you spend over $50 on their website.
If you don’t want to spend the money and you only need one colour correcting shade. You can buy a single green concealer or orange concealer instead. You can purchase them from retailers like Priceline, Target, Big W or Kmart for a great price.