Colour Correction 101

With all the different products out there, it can be daunting to figure out what colour to choose for yourself. When looking for that perfect product to suit your needs, keep in mind that this is a corrector, so you do not need to fuss about matching your actual skin. Still overwhelmed? No need to sweat it because no matter what brand you end up choosing to try out, any peach/orange colour will correct your dark circles, dark spots and hyperpigmentation regardless of undertone.

Remember that a little bit goes a long way. Only apply the corrector to the area of concern to avoid uneven skin tone.

Here is a quick rundown for your colour correcting needs:

REDNESS: Suffering from redness? A green corrector can be used for blemishes, blotchiness, rosacea and/or sunburns.

DULLNESS: Skin looking a little dull with the crisp fall weather? Use a lavender colour corrector to battle any sallowness or yellow undertones in your skin.

DARK CIRCLES/HYERPIGMENTATION: Have some bags or dark circles that you want to hide? If you have a fair to medium skin tone, a peach corrector is what you will need for those dark spots or discolouration. Those with a medium-deep skin tone, use an orange shade to achieve the same results.

Now that you have the colour rundown out of the way, here’s how to apply your new colour corrector:

1. For targeted areas (i.e. blemishes), use a precision brush to draw an X over the problem and then blend outward.

2. For small areas (i.e. under eyes), use your fingers to pat and blend into the skin for best results. You can choose to use a sponge to help blend softly.

3. For larger areas, use a precision brush and go over the problem area in a crosshatch pattern. Then use your foundation brush or sponge to blend well.

4. Finish with concealer or foundation directly over top of the corrector and set in place.

Recommendation: Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Colour Correcting Fluid