There’s no denying that we all strive for perfect skin and whilst I’m blessed with skin that rarely blemishes, I really suffer with uneven skin tone and dark circles. The goal for me is to create the air of illusion that my skin is one perfect tone, without spending hours correcting.
For me, colour correcting needs to be low maintenance – I don’t want it to be complicated or stressful. The Cover & Correct line up from ART DECO aims to give you everything you need to artfully create the perfect base. There’s everything from foundations, to powders, to handy palettes. Today I wanted to share with you my four steps of colour correction, which I hope you’ll find useful!
When you’re faced with these scary multi-coloured products, it’s often quite hard to know what to do. However, the good news is that once you know the basics of colour correction, it’s really easy to navigate yourself through the products. Makeup artists have been using these techniques for years, so I think it’s fantastic that more and more correcting products are now available to beauty fans.
There are lots of ways to experiment with colour correction, but one great way is with a palette, like the ART DECO Most Wanted Colour Correcting Palette. It’s made with a perfume-free formula and inside you have everything you need for skin correcting. The colours have a cream formulation and each colour neutralizes and conceals skin imperfections. The colours are formulated with Argan Oil which makes them easy to apply and blend, without dragging the skin.
Step #1: Correct Dark Patches
The first thing I do when I colour correct, is fix the dark patches on my skin. I have a few different concerns and I use the apricot hues to fix these. I take the apricot hue on the little brush and apply it under my eyes, I also use it to correct some dark areas I have from scarring. When I’m having a particularly bad ‘eye day’ I swap the apricot tone for the yellow hue, as this is a bit more heavy duty for fixing the same issue.
Step #2: Fix The Dull Areas
The next thing I do is introduce a bit more colour and life into the skin and I do this using the lavender shade in the palette. I often find that my cheeks can be a bit dry and lifeless, so Lavender is really good for making the skin look brighter and less dull.
Step #3: Hide The Blemishes
The last step for me is always to hide the red areas on my skin – my skin is quite sensitive so this could be from a product leaving my skin a little bit angry, or it could be a round of blemishes that have appeared. Green visually reduces redness, so I simply dot the green shade wherever my skin needs it.
Step #4: Correcting On-The-Go
Whilst it’s lovely to have a handy palette like the Most Wanted Colour Correcting Palette, sometimes I just want something a little more portable. I’ve been loving the ART DECO Colour Correcting Sticks, as they are really practical for chucking in your handbag. They also have a lovely creamy formulation and the colours are really pigmented. The small size means that you can be really precise with correcting the areas that need attention. These also come in four different shades and they are amazing for fixing colour issues before a night out, or just when you’re travelling. I’ve swatched these for you below, so you can see how pigmented and precise they are!
So there you have it, four easy steps and two different products that make colour correcting a real breeze! The whole collection is available right now here. I definitely have my eye on a few other products from the collection, especially the new Oval Brushes – swoon!
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