Welcome to a new series I am starting called Makeup Monday (there may be a more creative name in the future)! Every week I want to discuss latest trends, my favorites, tips, tricks, and my lipstick obsession. Today I thought it would be great to start off with a trend I have been seeing everywhere. If you have stepped into Sephora lately or even hit the makeup aisle in a drugstore, this spring is all about color correcting. Why is this now becoming a thing, well probably because the color correcting palettes and product are pretty spring colors! There is purple, orange, green, yellow, and I mean how are these crazy colors going to make your face flawless!
Well as scary as it might be to put purple on your face, it is actually a simple way to cover all those imperfections and discoloration that plaques most.
I am going to start with my personal favorite which is peach/orange! Being a 20-something, there are a lot of mornings I roll out of bed, look in the mirror, and question whether or not the aliens in my dream were real. Because of my eye shape, I tend to get huge dark circles! I do not find them cute so the best way to make them virtually disappear is by piling on some orange concealer! Yup, orange! If you put it on before during your under eye concealer, it will blend out and look like your slept for a whole 8 hours.
How does it work? It is simple color theory, if you look at a color wheel orange is directly across from blue, allowing the orange/peach color to cancel out its opposite.
Next color up, green!
Green is super important for those women who have rosacea or tend to be acne prone. Just like orange, green conceals any red tones that may not be covered fully by foundation or concealer.
Purple is the correcting color I feel thats confuses people the most! This bright color is a great way to brighten up any dull complexions or just add a bit of brightness! Pop this on the high point of your cheeks for a brighter, more awake look!
My skin is nowhere near perfect but my beautiful mother has a lot of reddness and makes a great model! By applying makeup to only half of her face it was crazy to see how much of a difference color correcting can make. Once I applied the color correcting concealer, her look was completed with foundation, regular concealer, and the rest of her face.
Pick up your own color correcting palette and decide what you feel like needs to be covered!
As always thank you for reading and remember you are all beautiful!