Color Theory: Types of Color Correctors

It seems that the new trend these days is color correcting and I have absolutely no complaints! As a lover of makeup, mixing and matching colors has always been one of the best parts of piling it on but in the case of flawless skin, color correcting is a crucial step in ensuring your foundation is on point! That means no dullness, redness, or unfavorable tones peaking through. To best understand how to achieve a Photoshop finish, color theory comes into play. If you take a look at color wheel, you'll notice that complementary colors balance each other out. When choosing a product, it's important to find one that will fit your needs so you can diminish discoloration and put forth perfection!

Yellow: Choose yellow shades to cancel out any purple-blue tones like your under-eyes or bruising on your skin. It's best for balancing out dark patches on olive to tan tones.

Orange: For those with medium to darker skin tones, orange is a savior when concealing the under eye area or any scarring from acne. Dark spots and discoloration can be balanced out with an orange corrector.

Pink/Peach: These peach/salmon/pink shades have a mix of red, orange, and yellow tones that pack the punch when it comes to color correcting. They work together to conceal, brighten, and revive the eye area so you can achieve a flawless face on pale to medium skin tones.

Green: Cancel out red tones with green! This means any redness around your nose or a bright red spot that you need to conceal. It might seem a little funny, but trust me, it works! Dab a little green concealer and you'll vastly reduce the redness!

Purple: Another seemingly random color that will boost up your radiant factor. Those with yellow tones and sallow looking skin can benefit from using a purple-based corrector to bring some life back to your face and brighten up a dull, pasty complexion.