It is not always possible to perfectly even out the face and give it freshness with just a standard foundation and powder. Smearing a heavy foundation in an attempt to hide signs of fatigue or dark under the eyes will only create a mask effect, while the powder will not cope with this task at all. Color corrector will help in this matter. Stylotips.com tells you how to choose them and how to apply them.
Why do you need a proofreader?
This cosmetics helps to qualitatively camouflage small defects on the skin of the face: redness, irritation, traces of small scars, spider veins, acne.
By purchasing a color corrector of a certain color, you can neutralize the excess of another color and make the skin tone even. This property is based on the fact that colors have the ability to level each other. Also, with the help of correctors for dark and light skin tones, you can model the oval of the face.
How to choose a color corrector?
In the arsenal of professional makeup artists, there are whole palettes of proofreaders of different colors. It is absolutely not necessary for girls to have such a palette in their cosmetic bag, but it is enough to know and use the main colors. These include:
Light Green Concealer: Used to hide hot pink redness and pimples on fair skin with a cold, porcelain tone.
Olive (or Mustard Green) Concealer: Use when you want to cover reddish blemishes on darker skin.
Beige, yellow or pink corrector: best of all hides bruises under the eyes, masks veins, and well covers wrinkles.
White corrector: Used to brighten dark areas of the skin, or to mask freckles, and also visually lifts the lowered, tired corners of the eyes.
Lavender (or Violet Pink) Concealer: Treats unhealthy yellow and green complexions. Good for hiding already passing (yellowish) “mechanical” bruises – for example, after plastic surgery or after a blow.
Apricot Concealer: Refreshes aging skin, as well as tired (grayish) skin lacking a blush.
Of course, it is better to have more different shades of color correctors, because it is hardly possible to predict which color will be more effective in each case.
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How to apply a concealer?
- Use color correctors as needed, that is, if there really is a problem that needs to be covered up. Just like that, as an addition to the foundation, their use is not justified and will only spoil the makeup.
- Dip the tip of the brush into the corrector and lightly rub it on the outside of your palm (professional makeup artists use special plastic palettes or ordinary CDs). The color corrector will be evenly distributed between the villi and will allow you to make a very thin layer.
- Apply the color corrector exclusively to the area of redness or other areas of the face that you are unhappy with. It is important not to rub the corrector too hard, otherwise it will not perform its function.
- Blend the color corrector well with a brush or finger.
- Applying a color corrector on or under foundation is a matter of taste. Some makeup artists advise applying them after the main tone, so that the corrector dissolves in it, the boundaries of the layers mix at the border and the place of application will not be noticeable. Others recommend applying color correctors before foundation. When applying foundation over concealer, try not to smudge the product too much, so as not to erase the corrector and nullify the entire result.
Mask bruises under the eyes:
- A bluish bruise will hide a peach color corrector
- The purple shade of the bruise will hide the apricot color corrector
- Blue-green circles under the eyes will mask the orange or yellow corrector
- Dark brown circles will hide a beige corrector half a tone lighter than your natural skin color.
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