6.13.2017

A Simple Guide To Color Correcting

color correcting 101

Social media is filled with many techniques when it comes to makeup applications Color Correcting is one of them. Color Correcting is something that has been done for many years by makeup artists it can be overwhelming at first, but it's not as complicated as it may seem. I know painting your face with colors of the rainbow may appear a bit odd but trust me understanding the color wheel, the application and blending it properly will elevate your foundation routine to a whole new level. If you aren't familiar with the system of color correcting I will try my best to break it down and make it simple and easy so you can incorporate color correcting technique into your everyday looks.
  • Green- It neutralize redness, rosacea, sunburns, and pimples. 
  • Purple- It cancels yellow, brightens dullness and sallow undertones.
  • Peach- It cancels blue, covers dark circles, and covers hyperpigmentation.
  • Yellow- It cancels purple/blue undertones and corrects mild redness.
  • Red- It cancels green, corrects dark undereye circles and its great on dark skin tones. 
  • Blue- It cancels orange discoloration and brightens fair skin tones.

These are some of the most common ones you'll spot in a palette there are more shades such as orange, pink and so on. Recently I made the mistake of overdoing it on my skincare routine so I had to deal with painful red pimples and now I'm left to deal with the spots. I had a few events during my bad skin phase, so I pulled out a few color correctors in my collection green and peach. I was dealing with redness and pigmentation/acne spots from the breakouts and green, and peach correctors were the perfect solution to my problem. 

Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops
Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer, Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops 

I have two green correctors that I've been using one from Ipkn which is a corrector with SPF 15, and the other one is by Algenist. Green correctors will cancel out redness in the skin. If you have large red pimples Ipkn green corrector is an excellent choice, it's thicker in consistency, and it provides full coverage. If you have a large area to cover such as rosacea or sunburn use a liquid corrector, in that case, Algenist green corrector will be the perfect option. 

Ipkn green color correcting primer broad spectrum spf 15
Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer, Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops 

Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops Ingredients:

Water, Dimethicone, Mica, Nylon-12, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida Extract, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Methicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, PEG-8 Distearmonium Chloride PG-Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Oxide (CI 77891).
Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops
 Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops 

I've always been a huge fan of peach/orange correctors cause being a night owl comes with a price. If you have dark undereye circles, then peach/orange correctors is a step you shouldn't skip in your makeup routine! Peach shades cancel the grey-blue hue tones in the dark under eye circles. On light skin tone, the peach shade will correct uneven skintone and on darker skin orange will work the best. The one I'm currently using is the Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops, it has a liquid consistency it's very lightweight, and it blends in seamlessly. You can mix this product with your primer, moisturizer or foundation but I prefer using it alone I apply a small amount on the areas I want to correct, and I press it and let it sink in before applying my concealer or foundation. 

Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops
Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Drops

Algenist Apricot Color Correcting Ingredients:

Water, Dimethicone, Mica, Nylon-12, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Talc, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Chlorella Protothecoides Oil, Halidrys Siliquosa Extract, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Methicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891).
Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops
 Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer, Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops 

IPKN Color Correcting Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer, Algenist Green Color Correcting Drops 

As you can see the Ipkn primer is very rich in texture, it's also very hydrating so while covering the problem area it also helps eliminate patchiness. Its formula is enriched with nourishing rose flower oil and extracts to smooth out your face and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for skin that is visibly softer, smoother and younger-looking. Pearl gold powder accentuates the brightening effects of the primer to give your skin a naturally dewy, radiant look. 

Algenist weightless color drop serum combines microalgae, alguronic acid, and microalgae oil to instantly color correct, treat skin, and cover imperfections. Use alone or add into makeup or skincare products to help balance skin’s texture and tone for smoother, more even, and longer-lasting makeup wear. 

Algenist Color Correcting Drops $38 (0.5 oz each) are available at Sephora. Ipkn Green Color Correcting Primer SPF 15 $28 (1.35 oz) is available at Freepeople, and it will be available soon at Ipknus.com 


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*PR samples were sent for review purpose. This is not a sponsored post. 


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