Colour correcting might sound like a complex procedure that applies more to an art or science project than makeup application, but it’s actually super easy and super effective – and chances are, to some extent you’re already doing it.
The best primers, concealers, and foundations don’t just blur fine lines and help makeup stay put; they can conceal specific skin concerns, like redness, dark circles, and unwanted sallow tones (no need for an Instagram filter).
Every colour of the rainbow has its uses, and they’re all based on a fairly basic principle – colours that are opposite each other in the colour wheel will help to cancel each other out. For example, if you suffer from excessive redness, go for green primers and concealers, whereas purple will mute yellow tones, and warm reds and orange shades will cancel out cool-toned pigmentation and dark circles.
The catch is that not all products will yield the same results on all skintones, so we compiled the ultimate guide to colour correcting, no matter what shade your skin. Watch and read for our top solutions.