Got dark circles or redness? Here’s how to color correct like a pro

The only thing you need to figure out is whether you’re warm, cool or neutral toned. (Images: Shutterstock)

There are many misconceptions when it comes to concealing and color correcting. Many women find it complicated when in fact it’s super easy. In this post you will find tips and tricks that can you save you from make-up mistakes that many women make. If you’re not color correcting properly, you’ll end up having grey spots all over your face, which we can prevent from happening.

The only thing you need to figure out is whether you’re warm, cool or neutral toned. This can be done by simply identifying the color of your veins on your wrist.

Infographic: Color correct like a pro

- If the color of your veins is blue or purple: you’re cool toned.
- If the color of your veins is green: you’re warm toned
- If you have difficulties distinguishing the color of your veins: you’re neutral toned

Dark circles under the eyes

Cool toned: If you’re cool toned, it means that you have a fair complexion. The dark circles under your eyes are most likely shades of blue and purple. In this case, use a peachy corrector.

Warm toned: Most Gulf and Asian women are warm toned, which means they’re medium to dark skin toned. In this case you will need an orange corrector in order to cover up those dark circles.

Neutral: If you’re neutral toned, use pink and peachy correctors in order to cancel out the dark circles. However, when you’re tanned use the orange corrector.

Brown acne scars

To cover up a recent skin breakout or acne attack, use a yellow color corrector. This cancels out those dark brown acne spots that you want to get rid of. The yellow corrector can also be used to brighten up certain areas of the face such as the forehead, chin, bridge of your nose and the under eye area. The darkness of the corrector depends on the darkness of your complexion. The lighter the complexion, the lighter the corrector.


To cover up redness whether it’s acne, a rash or just skin irritation, use a green corrector. Apply the green correct after moisturizing and before applying your make-up. It’s important that you make sure that the green corrector is blended well into the skin. If it hasn’t been blended well enough, it will show through the foundation.


Yellow discoloration

To cancel out any yellow areas on your face, use purple correctors. When you’ve been sick or tired and need to brighten up your face a bit, this will work like magic!

After you’ve color corrected your face like a pro, use the foundation or BB cream of your choice and your blemishes or areas of discoloration will go unnoticed.


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