Color correcting is one of the most popular trends right now! Ever wondered what it is and how to master it like a pro? We can hook you up. It’s time to answer all your questions about color correcting!

1. What is color correcting?

Color correcting is a technique that allows you to use different concealers, primers, or powders with specific tints to neutralize hues in your complexion. The aim of color correction is to achieve an even, healthy skin tone for any event or occasion.

2. How does color correction makeup work?

To understand color correction, all you have to do is look at a color wheel. As you can see, every color has a complementing color. So let’s say you want to neutralize the yellow undertone in your skin that makes you look tired or sick. Simply look at the color opposite yellow on the wheel and ta da! A lilac color correcting concealer stick will do the trick. It’s not magic, it’s just simple color theory!

3. Why use color correcting makeup?

Color correcting makeup lets you achieve a flawless face without caking and layering on foundation and concealer. In some cases, you won’t even need to use foundation! When applied correctly, color correction makeup is lightweight and super effective.

4. How do you apply color correcting makeup?

If you’re trying to diminish an unwanted undertone, a tone adjusting primer often works best. It’s super easy to apply and will evenly neutralize that unwanted undertoneMix a bit of color corrector into your moisturizer for an even and natural spread!

Looking to cover up certain discolorations? Try using a small concealer brush before applying foundation. Always be sure to pat the corrective concealer onto the area and avoid swiping or rubbing motions. Then, set with a matifying powder and move on to creating the makeup base.

5. Is there an easy color correcting guide?

Why yes, there is! Below is our complete guide to using color correctors.

Pink– To brighten and disguise dark circles or tired skin on fair skin tones. Pink color correctors and primers also work to neutralize olive undertones.

Purple– To neutralize yellow undertones that often appear under the eyes. Lavender/Lilac color correctors also brighten and whiten dull skin on medium skin tones.

Peach– To cancel out dark circles and cover dark spots on light-medium skin tones.

Orange– To counter dark circles on tan-medium skin tones and to conceal dark spots on dark-deep skin tones.

Orange/Red– To hide dark under eye circles, dark spots and scars on deep skin tones.

Green– To cancel out redness around the nose, mouth, over acne and the under eye area

Yellow– To neutralize purple undertones and conceal inflammations that appear to be more magenta/purple than red.

Now, with your new found knowledge go ahead and try color correcting makeup for yourself and tag as @elfcosmetics with the results! And, remember always #playbeautifully!

Shop The Story