Thursday, 3 March 2016

Colour Correction News!

I have long been a fan of Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat highlighters.  A shade no. 2 is permanently in my makeup bag and shades 1, 2 and 3 are always in my professional kit.  You can imagine my excitement when I heard about the launch of the neutraliser shades which are not only perfect to correct skin-tone but beautifully packaged too.

Here's the theory bit! Skin discolouration can be disguised by an opposing shade.  The basic colour wheel below will help you to understand. For example, if you have too much redness in an area of your skin i.e the cheeks you will be able to tone the redness down by adding green on top (opposite colour on the wheel). If you have purple bruising you can tone this down by applying yellow on top. If you have darkness under the eyes this will mostly consist of blue tones which can easily be cancelled out by applying peach or even orange in severe cases (commonly on darker skin tones).

I often have to use a green corrector to correct redness in the skin which is a common problem so the YSL green neutraliser will now be a firm kit staple!
Available at Boots the Chemist and all good department stores RRP. £25.00
A great alternative at less than half the price is the Max Factor corrector stick which is equally quick and easy to use.
Available at Boots the Chemist RRP £9.99

Top Tip! For dark circles try applying a small swipe of a peach corrector under the eyes directly onto the dark area, blending well into the skin before applying foundation and concealer.

Application Tips! Apply correctors after moisturiser and primer (if you use it) but before foundation and concealer.  Remember a little goes a very long way with this product, you only need a small swipe then pat well using fingertips to blend the colour seamlessly into the skin.  Next stand back and check that you have toned the skin discolouration down effectively, finish by applying foundation and concealer as normal.  If you have applied too much product you will be able to see it looking grey/green on the skin.  Remember you are only neutralising the colour with corrector you are not trying to get rid of it entirely.  The combination of using foundation/concealer together with correctors will achieve this for you.


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