Colour Correcting – Orange

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Colour correcting is something I’ve introduced into my daily make up routine recently, and honestly I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner. There are various colours you can choose depending on your skin tone/ concern but in this post i’m going to be talking about using orange concealers as it is the one that I use. Orange concealers are specifically used for brightening areas. As I have acne scarring, my main aim is to cover up the areas where I have the scarring and also lighten the areas.

 

LA Girl HD Pro Concealer – Orange Corrector

The La Girl concealers have been quite well known for contouring and highlighting, but they also have a range of colour correctors. In the past, I’ve mentioned that these concealers aren’t my favourite as I found them really difficult to blend but I just dab a small amount of this on to my skin and it actually works really well. The only thing I would say about using this concealer as a corrector is that the pigmentation is really intense so depending on what foundation you put on top, it can make you look orange or make your foundation look a lot darker than it actually is. I recommend mixing the orange concealer with another skin coloured concealer to make it more of a peachy tone. The product I use is the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in sx10 which is a multi purpose complexion product. I brought this to use as a concealer as it is a really high coverage product, but it can also be used as a foundation, or highlighter too. This product is slightly on the pricey side but a little goes such a long because you can really blend it out. This shade is a near enough good match for me (NC37) but in my opinion it would have been nicer if it was a bit more warmer. However, mixed with the concealer, it creates a perfect peachy tone and really helps me achieve a flawless base as it is so high coverage. Of course you don’t have to use such an expensive product to mix the colour corrector with, you can even get a concealer from LA girl in your actual skin as a cheaper alternative.

 

NYX Dark Circle Concealer

I picked this after seeing it at a NYX counter in my local Boots. I got it  mainly because I don’t always have the time to be mixing products so it just really helps to eliminate a step for me when I’m getting ready. I was actually really impressed by how creamy and full coverage this product is as it’s such a lightweight product. Again with this product, I just take a little bit on my concealer brush and dab it on areas which I want to conceal and brighten. This is the first face product I’ve tried from NYX and I’m really impressed by the quality of the product overall as it is so creamy and blendable.

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After I’ve finished colour correcting I go in with my foundation. I use a beauty blender and dab my foundation over the top as you don’t want to move about all the colour correcting you’ve done. Also, try to focus your colour correcting specifically only on the areas that need it. I really see the difference just by adding this additional step and it’s so quick and inexpensive to do so.

 

I hope you found this post useful. Let me know your thoughts on colour correcting and if you do colour correct, what products do you recommend?

 

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