If you’ve stepped into a Sephora, or clicked on any of your favorite Instagram beauty gurus’ pages lately, you’ve noticed multiple pastel-colored products that the elusive THEY say you’re supposed to put on your face; every big brand from Tarte to Urban Decay has come up with things like this to sell! And while you love Easter-themed colors just as much as the next person, prettttty sure there’s no one who would look good with a bunch of green and orange smeared around. While that’s true for the most part, the beauty items you’ve seen aren’t the latest Coachella accessories — they’re color-correcting concealers, or makeup that is used to correct the shades you don’t want on your face, like redness from pimples, purple from not sleeping, etc.
But how exactly do you use these magical goodies? Check out the below hacks, tips and tricks and watch your face become absolutely flawless in no time at all!
1. The theory behind color correcting concealers is that of the color wheel — opposite shades cancel each other out.
2. And here’s how you translate that knowledge to your face:
3. While there are a lot of color-correcting colors, the main ones you’ll use are green, orange, yellow and pink:
4. Below you can see just how amazing this stuff works on the skin!
5. Confused about where you should actually apply the various color correctors? Use this infographic to guide you:
6. There are a TON of products on the market, but these are some of the best:
7. Still a bit confused? No worries! Follow this step-by-step guide and figure out exactly how to apply your color corrector:
8. While color-correcting products are useful all over the face, they’re perhaps most commonly used to conceal dark circles. But as you already know, not all types of eye bags are the same. Here’s how you can hide yours, depending on their color:
9. And covering pimples is also a big issue, especially for teens! Here’s the best way to do it using green concealer and foundation:
10. Let’s be real — not everyone wants to go out and buy a whole bunch of new color correctors! Not to worry; you can make your own using a bit of conealer and a colored eyeshadow!