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Final Major Project: Colour Correction

The use of colour correction makeup is growing in popularity. The technique uses the colour wheel to choose colours that help to neutralise ‘imperfections’ on the face so that an even-looking skin tone can be realised.


So, what are the different colour-correcting concealer shades used for?


YELLOW:- Yellow is good for cancelling out blue and purple tones from bruises or veins. It is especially useful under the eyes. Yellow also can be used to correct mild redness.


GREEN:- Green is good for neutralising redness on the skin. Redness could be from sunburn, breakouts, scars or irritations.


PURPLE:- Purple is good for neutralising any dull yellow undertones that exist on light to medium colour skin. Skin can develop yellow spots due to age or sunspots. Purple is also used to add a glow to dull and pasty complexions.


PINK/PEACH:- Pink is used to brighten the skin around the eyes. The colour brightens dullness and discolouration of the skin. It is especially useful if you show signs of fatigue on the face.


ORANGE:- Orange is used to cancel out dark circles and brown spots on the skin. It is especially useful for concealing bags underneath the eyes.


BLUE:- Blue is used to neutralise sallowness and any form of hyperpigmentation of the skin.


TAN:- Tan is a good concealer for blemishes.


DARK BROWN:- Dark brown is good for contouring and adding shape to the face.

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Figure 1: (Nyx Color Correct Concealer: One Brand Tutorial Sup Natural 2016)


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Figure 2: (City Skin Clinic on Instagram: “Learn how to colour conceal like a boss with our easy to follow #fussfreebeauty guide Banish dark circles, spots, redness and dullness…” 2017)


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Figures 3-9: (Exactly How To Use Color Correcting Concealers 2017)


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Figure 10:(Hyland and Cripps 2016)


REFERENCES


HYLAND, LYNNE and ZOE CRIPPS. 2016. “We show you how to use colour-correcting concealers”. mirror [online]. Available at: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/style/3am-fashion-celebrity-beauty/how-use-colour-correcting-concealers-8684239 [accessed 11 March 2018].

IMAGES SOURCES

Figure 1: Nyx Color Correct Concealer: One Brand Tutorial Sup Natural. 2016. YouTube [online]. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnFAoP8qfQI [accessed 11 March 2018].


Figure 2: City Skin Clinic on Instagram: “Learn how to colour conceal like a boss with our easy to follow #fussfreebeauty guide 💁🏾 Banish dark circles, spots, redness and dullness…”. 2017. Instagram [online]. Available at: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba4pDNTHjcb/?taken-by=cityskinclinic [accessed 11 March 2018].


Figures 3-9: Exactly How To Use Color Correcting Concealers. 2017. Skincare [online]. Available at: https://www.skincare.com/article/how-to-color-correct?otm_medium=onespot&otm_source=onsite&otm_content=article-page:article-footer&otm_click_id=b1d3b23b-5673-4506-9a61-5967f820b20b [accessed 11 March 2018].


Figure 10: HYLAND, LYNNE and ZOE CRIPPS. 2016. “We show you how to use colour-correcting concealers”. mirror [online]. Available at: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/style/3am-fashion-celebrity-beauty/how-use-colour-correcting-concealers-8684239 [accessed 11 March 2018].


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