How To Colour Correct Like a Pro Makeup Artist

Colour-correcting is a makeup technique that uses colour theory to determine which colour concealer will neutralise any imperfections and balance out your skin tone. It’s a great way to cover up any dark under-eye circles, or redness, leaving your skin flawless! 


If you look at a colour wheel, you will be able to find out which colour-corrector will work best for which area. Colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel, will neutralise each other.

What Each Colour Corrector is Used For:

Green Colour-Corrector

A green colour-corrector will cancel out any redness. This will work great for concealing any acne scars, rosacea, or blemishes, creating an even, flawless finish. 


Yellow Colour-Corrector

A yellow colour-corrector is a popular colour-corrector and is great at cancelling out dark undereye circles, veins, age spots, and bruises as well as adding a healthy glow to your skin.  


Peach/Pink Colour-Corrector

A peach/pink coloured colour-corrector is great to cancel out dark under-eye circles, age spots, bruises, and veins on pale skin tones. 


Orange Colour-Corrector

An orange colour-corrector will cancel out under-eye circles, bruises, veins, or age spots on darker skin tones. 


Purple Colour-Corrector

Purple is opposite yellow on the colour wheel, so is great at cancelling out any yellow tones as well as lifting a dull complexion. 


To Apply A Colour Corrector:


Step 1: Apply the colour corrector that you require for the skin concern that you have. It can be quite daunting adding colour correctors to your face but a tip for a flawless finish is to on applying a thin amount to the area that needs correcting and carefully blend it in with a brush or a beauty blender. If you find you need more, then add another thin layer but only work in small amounts to avoid it becoming cakey or difficult to cover.


Step 2: Apply your foundation over the top as normal. You need to ensure that you go over the colour corrector with a foundation that matches your skin tone otherwise you will see the colour of the corrector.


Step 3: Cover any blemishes and your under-eye area with a concealer. We recommend using a concealer one or two shades lighter than your skin tone shade lighter than your under your eyes to brighten the area. 


Step 4: Set the makeup with a powder to ensure the coverage lasts all day!