Disclaimer: you don’t have to be an MUA to the stars to achieve flawless looking skin, you just need a little practice (and be willing to look like a 3-year old’s finger painting)
The hottest makeup trend right now is color correcting and it isn’t as hard as you think. The trick is using specific colors to neutralize or even out certain facial discrepancies you see, then applying the right shade of foundation to make your skin look flawless asf.
The color wheel is your color palette and this is how it works: you identify what you need to neutralize and use the color that will cancel that out.
Basic color uses are:
Best used for red pimples, broken capillaries, and other red-related facial issues you may have.
For lighter skin tones. It brightens fatigued areas, usually purple under eyes, and evens out the ruddiness of fair skin.
For medium skin tones- darker skin tones: Evens out dark spots or fatigued areas like dark circles, pimple scars, and panda eyes
Balances out excessively yellow undertones. It neutralizes “hepa-looking” tones on your face, think orange and yellow tones.
For medium skin tones: It will liven dullness of skin tone, cancels out blueish/ violetish spots on the face (typically bruises or under eyes)
You can apply as many colors as needed on a single face so long as they cover and neutralize what needs to be covered and neutralized and end up looking like you’re prepping for a tribal war, so don’t forget to blend!! Dabbing is the best way to blend in all that color.
Mastering the art of color correcting is like mastering Photoshop for your face. Go from unicorn tribal warrior to demigoddess in one swoop. This is the key to an even-toned face, the perfect canvas for the masterpiece that will be your finished product.
Now that you have the basic cheat sheet, it’s time to test it out. Don’t be afraid to look like your face came out of the backside of a unicorn, we all have to start from somewhere, right? Have fun!
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