Everything you need to know about using colour correctors
Let's just say green is a LIFESAVER.
Colour correcting—using opposite neutralizing shades to spot-treat skin concerns—is the new contouring, says Gilbert Soliz, global makeup artist for Marc Jacobs Beauty. While we break the news to the Kardashians, here’s your guide to Snapchat-filtered skin IRL.
Green is best for… Pimples and post-The Notebook-blubbering redness. How-to To avoid looking like Kermit, apply this hue near a window—it offers the most neutral light. “Start with a transparent application and build until you don’t see the green but you don’t see the red,” says makeup artist David Allan Jones. Always follow with foundation. YSL Beauté Touche Éclat Neutralizer in Vert Green ($50), at sephora.ca.
Lavender is best for… When you hit the afterparty…and you have a presentation the following a.m. How-to Apply under the eyes, under the browbone and near the tear ducts. (Violet cancels out sallowness.) Pro tip: Use if you’ve overloaded on self-tanner. Smashbox Color Correcting Stick in Don’t Be Dull ($26), at sephora.ca; Marc Jacobs Beauty Cover(t) Stick Colour Corrector in Bright Now ($53), at sephora.ca.
Peach/yellow is best for… Beginners. Peachy-orange hues warm up the complexion and hide hyperpigmentation. How-to Using a concealer brush, tap on until blended. You can also apply it where you would bronzer for a subtle strobing effect. Sephora Collection Bright Future Color Correctors in Yellow ($18), at sephora.ca.
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