Remember learning about the colour wheel in art class way back when? Complementary colours (opposite colours) have the ability to cancel one another out when combined. If you’re thinking this is a random fact, it isn’t. When it comes to colour correcting in makeup, knowledge of the colour wheel actually comes in handy!
Here are tips on how to use color correction in you makeup routine.
- Green. Green cancels out red. So whether it’s acne, rosacea or a sunburn you’re looking to hide, a green colour corrector will do the trick.
- Purple. Purple combats dull, yellow skin.
- Yellow. Yellow cancels out purple discolouration and brightens for those with medium to dark skin tones.
- Pink. For paler skin tones, pink corrector is great for concealing dark circles, age/sun spots and brightening.
- Peach. For fair to medium skin tones, a peach corrector is great for concealing dark circles, hyperpigmentation and bruises.
- Orange. For medium to dark skin tones, an orange corrector is great for concealing dark circles, hyperpigmentation and bruises.
- Red. For deeper skin tones, a red corrector is great for concealing dark circles. Red can also be used to cancel out green (e.g. tattoos).