By Coloring Me Pretty...
Do you have some skin discoloration? Had a late night, and look tired? Need to cover a blemish, like yesterday? Well, today I’m going to share with you some of my beauty must dos, which is to use a color correcting primer.
These corrective primers are a gift from the makeup gods. Using them in your makeup routine allows you to create a perfect canvass to apply your foundation and other makeup, while hiding those imperfections.
So what exactly is a color correcting primer?
- They are formulated to wear under your foundation.
- You should use them on those areas that need a little extra help.
- They diffuse light to help minimize flaws.
- Evens out any skin discoloration, so makeup glides on evenly.
- Helps increase foundation longevity.
Additionally, these correctors come in many different textures including, powders, creams, and liquids; that can be worn by all women. There is also a variety of colors to choose from, depending on what you need to perfect. Below, I will “cover” the different colors and what their functions are!
Mint Green: This color is great on acne and rosacea, and helps tone down the appearance of red or ruddy skin. I love Shiseido the makeup stick foundation control color.
Yellow: This color is best for camouflaging bluish (blue & purple) undertones, like the dark circles under the eye.
Pink: This color helps balance out sallow or yellow skin. It also is great at hiding signs of fatigue.
What else you need to know:
- While there are a few other colors out there, the three I have listed above help adjust, blend, brighten and balance your skin. Thus, covering a wide range of complexion concerns.
- It is important to use small amounts at first to see what works and exactly how much you need to get the desired look.
- Your goal is to blend. You don't want any prominent areas that have a different skin tone because of these.
- Always, start with a clear primer first, as this will help to reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, while preventing false wrinkles, that can be caused if you apply any makeup to a naked face. These clear primers create the perfect base for foundation application.
So there you have it, your secret weapon to making those imperfection magically disappear!