When concealing anything, the first couple questions I ask myself are WHAT COLOR UNDERTONE AM I TRYING TO CONCEAL and HOW DEEPLY PIGMENTED IS IT?? If the obstacle we are trying to tackle is weak in pigmentation, I might be able to cover it with foundation. If that doesn’t do the trick, we just might have to do some color correcting.
Under eye circles are usually a blue or purple hue. Blemishes and pimples are usually on the red side. Scars can be dark brown and so on and so forth. The trick to color correcting is simple, conceal with the obstacles OPPOSITE or COMPLIMENTARY color (I made this Easter egg looking diagram above to help you remember… you’re welcome). Complimentary colors neutralize each other. Ever try to finger paint a sick rainbow in kindergarten and end up with a brown mess when certain colors mixed? Thank complimentary colors and art theory for that disaster. Let us learn from our child like ways and use the same logic to conceal our now grown up, adult eye baggies and blemishes.
- Apply color corrector to problem area with a small flat concealer brush
- Apply a concealer on top of color corrector in a stipple motion being sure not to smear or smudge corrector below
- Blend any harsh lines or edges of concealer into foundation or skin
- Set with powder of your choice
- Be perfect