SHE Picks: Colour Correctors

By Lindsay Cooper Much like contouring and highlighting, colour correction has long been a secret of beauty industry professionals. Based on the colour wheel, colour correction is basically the combination of complimentary colours to neutralize any problem areas. Thanks to cosmetics brands’ recent rollout of new colour correcting problems, you can now fix almost anything when you wake up with discolouration, just use a pigment that lies opposite on the colour wheel. With five basic categories for correction, this technique can be used to correct redness (using a green concealer), sallow yellow undertones (using an all-over purple primer), under eye dullness (using salmon shades), bruising (thanks to yellows), and dark circles on those with dark complexions (with warm orange tones). Whatever your problem area, a makeup artist out there has the solution, and we’re here to share our favourites.   Urban Decay Naked Skin Color Correcting Fluid $34.00 at Urban Decay’s famous Naked line is added to with five shades (green, yellow, salmon, purple, and pink) of concealer. Because of its liquid formula, it won’t settle as easily, so it’s perfect for use under the eyes. Urban Decay Naked Concealer in Lavender Marc Jacobs Beauty Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector $52.00 at Marc Jacobs Beauty steps it up a notch, by marbling two different colours together in each of their all over correcting sticks. The mixture of two tones will work double duty to ensure any problem is eliminated. Marc Jacobs Beauty Cover FX Correct Click $24.00 at Cover FX offers a wider range within the orange/yellow families to help reduce dark spots and hyper-pigmentation in those with darker complexions. With a precise concealer stick applicator, the Correct Click is great for targeting small areas. Cover FX NYX Cosmetics Color Correcting Palette $14.00 at NYX gives options with their Color Correcting Palette, which has six shades in a solid formula for mixing and matching to create your perfect shade. NYX Cosmetics Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer $43.00 at Make Up For Ever has you covered with tinted primers, which allow a more sheer, subtle, all over coverage than the solid concealers most beauty brands are currently offering. This one is great for those of you whose skin just needs a little boost. Make Up For Ever

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