Color Correction 101

Thanks to concealer, we’re able to hide everything from zits to dark circles. You’ve probably noticed that concealers no longer come in only one skin tone colour. Instead, there are many different colors (green, purple, pink, yellow, white, etc.). Each shade has a specific issue they are best suited to conceal. If you have numerous spots on your face that you struggle with, then understanding color correcting concealers can be a total game changer. Learning the art of concealer has a lot to do with understanding the basics of color correction. Do you remember learning about the color wheel in elementary school art class?  For example, red is directly across from green on the colour wheel. The colour green will neutralize the colour red, which is why green concealer works best to cover red acne blemishes.
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Green Concealers:

As I said before, green neutralize the colour red, which is why green concealers are amazing for getting rid of any redness on your face. You can use green-based spot concealers to remove redness from any annoying zit or any acne scars. Colour correcting green primer will be best to significantly reduce redness and give an even toned base for flawless foundation application.

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Pink Concealers:

These pink concealers are ideal for brightening around the eye area. This specific concealer colour is a mixture of orange, red and yellow hues, which are across from. The purple, blue and green hues on the colour wheel. These colours are best to battle dark under eye circles. It brightens your under eye so they work well to cover raccoon looking eyes.
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Orange Concealers:

To neutralize the blue/gray color under the eyes, you need to use a color opposite on the color wheel, which would be orange. This color is perfect for people with darker skin tones looking to hide dark circles or acne spots with deep discoloration.
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Yellow concealers:

These are perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, and under eye circles, yellow is right across from purple on the color wheel. Yellow concealers are typically the most general, and are great for evening out skin tone to give a bright base for your foundation.

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Palette Volume 1 – Nudes

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This was my first Make Up Forever shadow purchase and I am blown away! This palette from Make Up For Ever is absolutely gorgeous. It has a wide range of neutral colors to choose from. All the colors in this palette are extremely pigmented, creamy and easily bendable. The value of this amazing, a single shadow is $24.00 CAD but this palette has 9 shadows and it’s valued at $50.00 CAD. Its worth the money!

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Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS PALETTE

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I bought this Smashbox #SHAPEMATTERS Palette online and it came broken so I returned it but then I saw it again at Sephora and gave it another try. It is a huge value and has all your need for eyes, brows & contouring including a double-ended brush! The pigmentation is amazing. The eye shadows are all beautiful and are perfect for neutral or smokey looks. The contour shades are great and comparable to the Anastasia palette. The highlighting shades are better in my opinion as they give more of a glow. I have not tried the brow colors cause I’m so in love the Anasyasia Brow Wiz. The one thing that this palette is missing a blush, this palette would have been a perfect 10 if they had that. As a major makeup fan and palette junkie, I don’t think this is a MUST have in your collection. I feel like this would be a great palette for beginners or those who want a single palette to travel with as it covers brows, eyes and contour. I would give this palette a 9/10.

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Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush

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Have you seen these new blushes that Too Faced came out with? Well I’m not sure if they are NEW NEW,but I know they’ve been out since the new foundation came. My local Sephora just put these out couple a days ago… so to me its new! The colours that caught my eyes were How Deep Is your Love and Baby Love. The formula is very pigmented and blends beautifully onto the skin, it gives a natural glow to the skin. I only wear my make up for about 7-10 hours a day so I’m not sure if its “16 hours long lasting blush” but when I do it stays on until I wash off all my makeup. These blushes are for sure my favourites.

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Smashbox Primer

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It was time for a new Smashbox primer. I’ve always used the Photo Finish Oil free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing; it’s a non-drying formula that locks in makeup and its oil absorbing so the skin stays smooth. I still love it and I would recommend it to anyone with oily skin but I was just getting so bored of it. The one that I’m in love with now is the Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light, its PERFECT for oily, acne prone skin. It absorbers all the oil and gives you a matte finish. I don’t know why I never got this primer before. It keeps my oiliness locked and helps minimize shine, plus it keeps my makeup looking fresh for hours. Smashbox primers are the bomb.com

Have you guys tried any Smashbox Primers?

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