Decoding the Color Correcting System
If you’re anything like me your face does not look like a china doll every morning. Thankfully there are ways to get that porcelain skin look by using different colors. Here’s a break down of the basic color correcting systems.
Pink tones fights fatigued skin tones. If you spent a whole night up studying or drank with the girls till early morning and now have a morning class this is your go to.
Yellow tones combat mild redness, hyperpigmintation, and purple tones. This means that you can use yellow to cover any dark marks and acne scars.
Peach or orange tones are used on dark spots and dark circles. This color is usually applied to under the eyes or on any dark spots you want to hide. Some dark spot concealers (such as the one by Skinfood) contain brighteners to help improve the look of dark circles over time.
Green tones combat redness. This color is usually applied to conceal acne, skin irritation, excessive blushing, or any other causes of redness. You can apply this color where ever the red occurs.
Lavender tones or purple tones are used to cover dullness, yellow tones, and sallow skin. This means that if you skin looks tired and washed out you can sweep on some lavender to brighten your face.
I use the color correcting primer from Holika Holika that contains a mixture of all these colors.