How To

COLOUR CORRECT LIKE A PRO

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We’ve all been there. You wake up, start mentally preparing for the day, and face the mirror. What’s staring back is best described as a complexion crisis. That little internal voice starts suggesting you consider cancelling all plans, immediately. Ignore voice and cue colour correcting: the genius, multi-purpose makeup technique that’s kind of like face painting for adults, only better. It’s subtle, yet super effective in banishing blemishes, concealing pigmentation, neutralising redness and rosacea, brightening skin tone and evening texture (the list goes on). And if we’re honest, it’s become an important part of our morning.

One of our go-to colour correctors is Stila’s Correct And Perfect: a candy coloured palette with five velvety-smooth creams and two tinted setting powders. All are long-wearing and waterproof so guaranteed to last the distance. You can use one, two or all depending on you mood or current complexion crisis. Here, we show you how it’s done…

Colour Correcting - Step 1
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To brighten especially dark areas, such as directly under the eye, apply the deeper orange shade with a concealer brush. Then apply the peach shade to the inner and outer areas of the eyes where it’s not quite as dark.

Colour Correcting - Step 2
2

Apply the pink shade to the highpoints of the face where the light naturally hits to brighten.

Colour Correcting - Step 3
3

Lightly stipple the green shade onto any blemishes or areas of redness (think: rosacea, broken capillaries or sunburn) to conceal.

Colour Correcting - Step 1
4

Use the yellow shade to lift any shadowy areas or lighten any dark spots or hyperpigmentation.

Colour Correcting - Step 1
Colour Correcting - Step 1
6

Apply a layer of lightweight foundation or tinted moisturiser for a little more coverage that’s still subtle. To set your base and create a seamless finish, then lightly dust the yellow powder all over the face to even out the complexion, or if your skin tone is more yellow-based, do this with the lavender powder to brighten.

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