We all have those blemishes that appear at the worst of time or dark circles that just won’t budge or unwanted redness! The struggle is very real, BUT we have solutions! There are ways to show those blemishes and dark circles who is BOSS!! How lucky are we to just grab a colour correcting concealer and slap it on our pretty little faces and magic, our unwanted blemishes, marks, dark circles or red patches are GONE?!
In this post I will be covering on how to mix colour correcting shades with our #HolyGrailFlashCase and also which already mixed drugstore/high-end colour correcting products I recommend. I’ll be discussing which colours corrects what and how exactly to colour correct and also why!
So you’ve probably noticed that concealers no longer just come in only skin toned shades, but also in many different colours (green, purple, pink, yellow, white, etc.). Each shade deals with a specific issue on the skin that has to be concealed. And if you have spots, redness, dark circles or even veins and puffiness on your face, then understanding colour correcting concealers can be a total game changer for you.
Let’s get into it.
Colour correcting with green :
Green neutralizes the colour red. So any redness you may have on your face, green is the way to go! Personally for me, green is a must have in my make up collection and I use it every day, or well every time I wear makeup. I get red cheeks, redness on my chin and especially in winter I get a red reindeer nose! Yea, nice right! Green can also reduce redness caused by an annoying zit or any acne scars. If you have redness from sunburn, rosacea or sunburn, using a colour correcting PRIMER is best, so you can spread it evenly over the face.
How to mix it with your #HolyGrailFlashCase :
You would mix green and white until it is the correct green tone to colour correct with.
Colour correcting with purple/lavender.lilac :
In the image above you will see that I created purple and added white until it was the correct shade of lilac.
If there are any babes out there with yellow undertones on your skin, this is your go to! People with a dull, yellow complexion will know the difference when using this colour corrector. It will add a gorgeous glow to your face! Once again, if your whole face has a yellow undertone use a yellow colour correcting PRIMER, instead of a concealer. If you only have yellow spots, concealer is perfect.
How to mix this shade with your Flash case :
I forgot to take an image of my #SwiitchMix makeup mixing palette before combining the colours. But all I did was use equal parts of white, red and blue, mixed it together and kept adding white to create lilac.
Colour correcting with pink/salmon/peachy concealer :
My peachy concealer is also my bae! If I am tired or feeling dull it shows! My under eye bags are such a struggle, some days are better than others and this is one of the issues that is super hard to cover up or hide. Pink/peachy/salmon coloured concealers do help for this, but only to an extent. It is great for brightening up the eye area and masking signs of fatique. This colour is also great for dark under eye circles, because it adds brightness. It is also great for racoon eyes and gives sallow olive toned skin some much needed radiance.
How to mix this shade with the Flash case :
This particular concealer color is a mixture of red, orange, and yellow hues.
Colour correcting with yellow concealers :
Amazing for hiding purple or blue. So great for bruises, veins and dark under eye circles. I have quite a few unwanted veins that I like to hide with yellow, I got my oh so present veins from my mom, thanks ma! Yellow concealers are typically the most general concealer for evening out skin tones to give it a bright base for your foundation. Depending on your skin tone it can also be a great eyeshadow base if you don’t have a primer handy. I for one also have puple-ish looking eyelids so I use this for there too.
How to mix a yellow concealer with your #HolyGrailFlashCase :
Mix white and yellow to form a light, soft yellow shade!
How to colour correct with orange :
For lighter skin tones orange doesn’t really operate as well for the most part, it is orange after all. People with darker skin tones can use this shade of concealer to hide dark circles or any other spots or marks on their skin with deep discoloration.
How to mix orange up with your #HolyGrailFlashCase :
To get this colour, I would mix peach. red and yellow! And white if necessary. This image will be uploaded tomorrow!
How to colour correct with white concealer :
White concealers can be a little scary, because if you are not careful you can look like a sick or maybe even half dead hospital patient. Be sure to use white concealers for highlighting areas on your face. For example, dab a little onto your cheekbones, blending it outwards, towards your ears. You can also use white concealer on the inner and outer corners of your eyes to make you look more awake. You can use it under your brow bone for a subtle highlight, down the middle of your nose and on your cupids bow for a perfectly highlighted face.
There is already a white pigment in your Flash case so no need to mix this little guy up.
How to use neutral concealers :
If you are a lucky one that does not have too many problem areas to hide, this concealer is perfectly fine for you and you don’t need to apply any of the above, unless you of course want to! Any neutral concealers should work to hide little imperfections or the occasional pimple. Just choose a shade similar to your skin tone, slightly lighter preferably and you are good to go!
How to mix some neutral concealer shades with your #HolyGrailFlashCase :
I mixed up white, peach, yellow and tiny amount of brown to get this shade, I kept adding white until it was a notch lighter than my own skin tone!
More or less what I look like when I colour correct. On this specific day I had more red blotches than usually. Left to right - Colour correcting, then blended it, after blending put my foundation over, then added my neutral concealer I mixed to my under eye area and lastly all blended and set with powder.
I hope this post was helpful. This is just another reason why our flash case is so worth it, because it has endless opportunity. If you are like me though, I don’t always have the time to mix up a shade, so I do have already bought concealers on hand.
Here are a few drugstore and high-end concealers and concealing primers that I think is worth the buck.
Some colour correcting PRIMERS :
And my current favs to colour correct with :
Till next time babes,