Understanding Color Correcting Concealers


Lately I have been trying NYX CC Cream because of the amazing benefits it has. I am not very familiar with these creams or foundations, so when I picked which one I wanted I realized there were a few different colors to choose from, green, orange, and purple. I went for the green not really thinking about it, but decided to research what the different colors are used for. I thought this would be pretty helpful for those of you who don’t know what they are for either.

Pink/Peach Concealers:  These are ideal for brightening around the eye area and masking signs of fatigue. This particular concealer color is a mixture of red, orange, and yellow hues, which are across from the blue, purple, and green hues on the color wheel. That’s why this color is best to combat dark under eye circles. Since it’s a great brightening agent, these concealers also work well to cover raccoon eyes and to give sallow olive tones skin a much needed radiance.

Purple, lavender, or lilac concealers are best suited for eliminating any unwanted yellow undertones on your skin. People with a pasty, dull, yellow complexion will love how a purple concealer or primer adds a beautiful glow to their face. As you probably guessed, purple is directly across from yellow on the color wheel. To remove yellow tones from your entire face, consider a color correcting purple primer. If you’re looking to conceal yellow spots, a spot concealer is best.

Green Concealers: As I just mentioned, the color green neutralizes the color red, which is why green concealers are wonderful for getting rid of any redness on your face. Use a green based spot concealer to remove redness from an annoying zit, or any acne scars. If you have widespread redness, then a color correcting green primer will be best to significantly reduce redness and give an even toned base for flawless foundation application.

Yellow concealers are perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, and under eye circles, so it’s no surprise yellow is right across from purple on the color wheel. Great for evening out skin tone.

Orange Concealers: This color is perfect for people with darker skin tones looking to hide dark circles or other spots with deep discoloration.

That’s it for now! If you have any other tips for color concealers, please comment!



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