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Concealer 101: Understanding Color Correcting Concealers

posted in Beauty
09/13/2016
  • Concealers no longer come in only skin tone shades; there's many different colors (green, pink, yellow, etc.). Each shade has a specific issue they're best suited to conceal.  If you've several spots that you struggle with, then understanding color correcting concealers can be a game changer.
    Concealers no longer come in only skin tone shades; there's many different colors (green, pink, yellow, etc.). Each shade has a specific issue they're best suited to conceal.  If you've several spots that you struggle with, then understanding color correcting concealers can be a game changer.
  • In school we learned how colors directly across from another cancel the other out. EXAMPLE red is directly across from green on the wheel. Green will neutralize red, which is why green concealer works best to cover red acne blemishes. 
    In school we learned how colors directly across from another cancel the other out. EXAMPLE red is directly across from green on the wheel. Green will neutralize red, which is why green concealer works best to cover red acne blemishes
  • GREEN NEUTRALIZES RED | Green concealers are perfect for getting rid of  redness. Use a green-based spot concealer to remove redness from a zit or acne scars. If you have widespread redness, (rosacea, windburn), then a color correcting green primer is best to significantly reduce redness. 
    GREEN NEUTRALIZES RED | Green concealers are perfect for getting rid of  redness. Use a green-based spot concealer to remove redness from a zit or acne scars. If you have widespread redness, (rosacea, windburn), then a color correcting green primer is best to significantly reduce redness. 
  • CONSIDER THESE | NYX Concealer in a Jar in Green // SMASHBOX Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer // Make Up Forever HD Primer   
    CONSIDER THESE | NYX Concealer in a Jar in Green // SMASHBOX Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer // Make Up Forever HD Primer   
  • LAVENDER CONCEALERS ELIMINATE YELLOW UNDERTONES| Pasty/dull/yellow complexions have a beautiful glow with purple concealer/primer.  Purple is directly across from yellow on the wheel. To remove yellow tones from your entire face, consider a color correcting purple primer.

    LAVENDER CONCEALERS ELIMINATE YELLOW UNDERTONES| Pasty/dull/yellow complexions have a beautiful glow with purple concealer/primer.  Purple is directly across from yellow on the wheel. To remove yellow tones from your entire face, consider a color correcting purple primer.

  • CONSIDER THESE |  NYX Concealer in a Jar in Purple // SMAAHBOX Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer // Make Up Forever HD Primer
    CONSIDER THESE |  NYX Concealer in a Jar in Purple // SMAAHBOX Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer // Make Up Forever HD Primer
  • PINK..ish | Pink isn’t the best color to describe this group; It’s more salmon/peach. Used for brightening eye area + masking signs of fatigue.  It's a mixture of red, orange, + yellow hues - across from the blue, purple, + green hues on the wheel - so it's best at combating dark undereye circles. 

    PINK..ish | Pink isn’t the best color to describe this group; It’s more salmon/peach. Used for brightening eye area + masking signs of fatigue.  It's a mixture of red, orange, + yellow hues - across from the blue, purple, + green hues on the wheel - so it's best at combating dark undereye circles

  • Since it’s a great brightening agent, these concealers also work well to cover raccoon eyes + to give sallow olive tones skin a much needed radiance.

CONSIDER THESE | Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste // Bobbi brown Corrected // DIOR Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen 
    Since it’s a great brightening agent, these concealers also work well to cover raccoon eyes + to give sallow olive tones skin a much needed radiance.

    CONSIDER THESE | Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste // Bobbi brown Corrected // DIOR Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen 

  • YELLOW CONCEALERS HIDE PURPLE |  Perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, + under eye circles because, remember, yellow is right across from purple on the color wheel. Yellow concealers are typically the most general + are great for evening out skin tone. 
    YELLOW CONCEALERS HIDE PURPLE |  Perfect for hiding purple or blue bruises, veins, + under eye circles because, remember, yellow is right across from purple on the color wheel. Yellow concealers are typically the most general + are great for evening out skin tone. 
  • Depending on your skin tone, they can also be perfect as an eye shadow base if you don’t have a eye primer handy.

CONSIDER THESE | Benefit Cosmetics Lemon Aid Concealer // NARS Concealer in Pale Yellow // Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit 

    Depending on your skin tone, they can also be perfect as an eye shadow base if you don’t have a eye primer handy.

    CONSIDER THESE | Benefit Cosmetics Lemon Aid Concealer // NARS Concealer in Pale Yellow // Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit 

  • ORANGE CONCEALERS | Lighter skin tones want to stay away from orange concealers. The exception? If you need something that can work as a liquid bronzer (contouring). Other than that, this color is perfect for those with darker skin tones looking to hide dark circles/spots with deep discoloration.



    ORANGE CONCEALERS | Lighter skin tones want to stay away from orange concealers. The exception? If you need something that can work as a liquid bronzer (contouring). Other than that, this color is perfect for those with darker skin tones looking to hide dark circles/spots with deep discoloration.


  • CONSIDER THESE | SMASHBOX Photo Finish Color Correctinf Primer in Apricot // Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfected // Giorgio Armani Master Corrected in Orange
    CONSIDER THESE | SMASHBOX Photo Finish Color Correctinf Primer in Apricot // Laura Mercier Under Eye Perfected // Giorgio Armani Master Corrected in Orange
  • WHITE CONCEALER | To avoid looking like Powder from Powder, be sure to use white concealers for highlighting areas on your face. For instance, when you’re highlighting + contouring your cheek bones, dab a little on your upper cheek bones, right under your eyes, blending outward towards your ears. 
    WHITE CONCEALER | To avoid looking like Powder from Powder, be sure to use white concealers for highlighting areas on your face. For instance, when you’re highlighting + contouring your cheek bones, dab a little on your upper cheek bones, right under your eyes, blending outward towards your ears. 

  • Also for the inner/outer corners  of eyes, under your brow bone, down the middle of your nose + in your cupid’s bow for a perfectly highlighted face.

CONSIDER THESE | Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit in Porcelain/White // Sonia Kaskhuk Take Cover Concealing Stick // Illamasqua Skin Base Lift in White Ligh
    Also for the inner/outer corners  of eyes, under your brow bone, down the middle of your nose + in your cupid’s bow for a perfectly highlighted face.

    CONSIDER THESE | Bobbi Brown Concealer Kit in Porcelain/White // Sonia Kaskhuk Take Cover Concealing Stick // Illamasqua Skin Base Lift in White Light

  • NEUTRAL | If you’re one of the lucky ones that doesn’t have too many problem areas to hide, this will work fine for you. Any regular concealer should work to veil little imperfections or the occasional pimple. Just choose a shade similar to your skin tone or 1 shade lighter. 

    NEUTRAL | If you’re one of the lucky ones that doesn’t have too many problem areas to hide, this will work fine for you. Any regular concealer should work to veil little imperfections or the occasional pimple. Just choose a shade similar to your skin tone or 1 shade lighter. 

  • This is also the best kind of concealer to use as a primer for making lipstick last all day + night.
CONSIDER THESE | Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer // bareMinerals SPF 20 Correcting Concealer // SMASHBOX Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer

    This is also the best kind of concealer to use as a primer for making lipstick last all day + night.

    CONSIDER THESE | Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer // bareMinerals SPF 20 Correcting Concealer // SMASHBOX Camera Ready Full Coverage Concealer

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