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The Truth About Skin Color Correcting

Updated: Nov 19, 2021

The idea of color correcting isn’t new, but what you know about it isn’t correct.



Color correction as we know it is designed to benefit the beauty industry… not give you the correction you’re looking for! If you were truly “correcting”, you wouldn’t need layer after layer of products, right? What you’re most likely doing with your products right now is color filling.


But, maybe I’m getting ahead of myself. To truly understand the difference between color correcting and color filling, let’s start with the basics.


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What is Color Correcting?

Color correcting is a method of using cosmetic products in complementary colors to cancel out the look of skin discoloration like dark circles under the eyes, spots, or redness. There are a few standard sets of colors that allow a simple mix and match to eliminate most discoloration.


Here’s a quick color guide:


Green: neutralizes or eliminates redness

Orange: washes out dark circles and spots

Yellow: neutralizes grays and purples (like veins or skin dullness)