Updated: Nov 19, 2021
Made to cover imperfections, concealer and color correctors are essential products in anyone’s makeup collection. It’s quite common to confuse the two tools, believing that both will produce the exact same results for skin coverage. However, that just isn’t the case. You don’t need to apply multiple layers of thick coverage to hide dark circles, acne, redness, or bruising!
Understanding the difference between concealing and color correcting will help you achieve a more natural makeup look. Let’s break down the difference between concealing and color correcting, and find out which method is better for overall skin coverage.
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What Is Concealer?
Concealer is used to cover, or conceal, hyper pigmentation, blemishes, dark circles under the eyes, and more. Concealer can also be used to brighten certain areas of the face like the under eyes. In general, concealers should be slightly lighter than your actual skin tone, which will help to camouflage imperfections. Like foundation, concealer comes in a wide range of skin tones, and typically provides enough coverage to be used alone or with foundation. In some cases, heavy concealer can cling to dry skin and magnify its texture, or make heavily pigmented areas even more noticeable. Yuck - no one wants that!
What Is Color Correcting?
Color correcting cancels out any skin discoloration, including dark circles, spots, or redness by using complementary colors. Like using concealer, color correcting can brighten your skin, even skin tone, and make the rest of your makeup apply more evenly. Color correctors are applied under concealer and foundation, helping to make a little bit of product go much further in covering up skin imperfections.
This particular color correction system is color solving Meaning instead of bring the area to a neutral tone and layers by with foundation we will be solving the excess color leaving you with flawless skin. Before you feel overwhelmed, you can check this FREE color consultation and I'll do the work and match your color corrector!
Here are the basic colors used in color correcting:
Green: counteracts and balances out redness
Orange: conceals dark circles and hyperpigmentation on lighter skin tones
Yellow: brightens purple and grey tones (like veins or skin dullness)
Red: conceals dark circles, hairs, and hyperpigmented spots on deeper skin tones
Each color can be used on its own, or mixed with other colors as needed. While concealers and color correctors are both used to achieve flawless skin, color correcting offers a lighter, more breathable but equally beautiful finish. In a custom color correction pallet, you’ll have a unique array of colors chosen for your skin tone and needs.
Benefits of Color Correcting
Color correcting is a lighter, more breathable approach to perfect skin and eliminates the need for layers of cakey makeup. Color correcting can help you achieve a natural and glowy look or that flawless glass-like pallet for a high coverage foundation. Color correcting targets the areas of your skin that distract from its overall beauty and doesn’t require you to slather yourself in concealer or bake yourself with heavy powders.
Ultimately, color correcting eliminates discoloration by using way less product, complementing any skin type and leaving you with refreshed, natural-looking under eyes. The best option for flawless skin, color correcting simply minimizes skin discoloration, saving you from purchasing a myriad of makeup products for skin coverage.
What Is a Color Correcting Palette?
A color-correcting palette neutralizes uneven skin tones, enhancing your natural beauty and working with your skin’s coloring to create a beautiful pallet. A palette can be a bit more of an investment, but well worth the accessibility, especially when it corrects any problem areas on your skin. Color correcting products can be used on their own for a fresh everyday look or used in combination with your favorite products for your best glam ever!
It can be difficult to choose the right color-correcting shades, especially if you aren’t sure how to identify your undertones. Not sure of your exact shade? It’s very important to get color matched to ensure you’re buying the right makeup products, while still seeing a noticeable difference in your skin.
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