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Corrective concealers : Color Theory and Usage

June 21, 2014

Have you seen those blue, green, purple concealers and wondered what are they for ? Well I have 😛 I always thought whoever discovered these concealers , what was he thinking ?? LOL .. But when I researched about it I came to know that there was a theory behind it which I am going to share with you now laugh BTW these are called Color Corrective Concealers laugh

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Color Theory

Corrective concealer is in contrast to regular skin-toned concealer that simply hides blemishes. The purpose of these concealers is to “neutralize” the skin discoloration on the face , as sometimes foundation alone will not be sufficient to cover it up. For instance, purplish undereye circles can be better hidden if a yellow toned concealer is applied first, followed by the foundation to match the skin tone. Check out the COLOR WHEEL to know what color counteracts what. The color that you see opposite to a particular color is what neutralizes it . Pictures always make it easy to understand ..isn’t it ? 😉




Colors available and their Purpose

So you may see different corrective shades available in the market to camouflage any kind problem areas that you may have. Don’t be surprised to see the list of colors below :

White – It is great for highlighting certain areas of your face.For instance ,put a little on the inner corners of your eyes or just above your cupid’s bow to brighten up those areas.

Yellow – Used to conceal mild redness, pink skin, under-eye circles, dark spots, and black , blue and purple bruises

Beige – This concealer color is used to conceal flaws and shadows–also brightens the under-eye area. Also it can be used to match your skin tone by adding varying amounts of pale yellow.

Lavender – Used to normalize yellow-colored imperfection such as sallow complexions and yellow bruises. It can also help conceal very dark under-eye circles and dark spots on bronze skin tones.

Mint Green – It counter acts redness in the skin like Rosacea, Acne and Scars.

Pale Pink – Used to conceal general skin imperfections, minor acne and brightens the skin with dull or grayish undertones .

Peach – It helps neutralizing blue bags under the eyes and also can brighten up the olive skin tones.

Orange – Used to counteract ashiness , hiding age spots, hyper pigmentation, very bad bluish undertoned dark circles (very effective for olive toned skin) and veins.

Blue – Used for covering blemishes, tan lines (caused from self tanners), freckles, red blotches, rosacea .


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Try concealing your problem areas following the color theory and see the difference for yourself smile

Hope you find this information useful. If you have ever tried any of these concealers let me know your experience in the comments section below laugh

Cheers laugh

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  • Reply Anubhuti June 22, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Very informative post.. Especially that Wheel diagram.. thanks purva smile

    • Reply planetbeauties June 22, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      Hehe thanks anu…science students understand diagrams better :p

      • Reply Anubhuti June 24, 2014 at 6:46 pm

        Actually that’s the only things they understand most of the time 😛

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